In this book, the tools and clear presentation of information related to the actual testing process provide the learner with a framework for confidence as he or she prepares for the exam. More important, however, is the elaborate presentation of the certification content and the attention to the important physical and psychosocial elements of the human aging process.
—Geraldine Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
This is the only certification review for the gerontology nursing specialty exam that has it all–a comprehensive review section covering key content included on the exam, well-honed test-taking strategies, and an extensive number of exam-style questions with answers and rationales. The second edition is completely updated to mirror the new format and content of the 2015 certification exam. It now features rationales for all review questions to promote critical thinking and includes new or expanded sections on health promotion and person-centered care, state-of-the-art drug information, and instruction on leadership, management, patient education, and population health.
Concise and to the point, this resource contains all of the information required for test success, including step-by-step directives on how to best prepare for the certification exam, a meticulous content review presented according to the test blueprint, and 500 questions with answers and rationales that mirror the type of questions included on the exam. The dissection and analysis of a variety of questions likely to appear reinforce crucial test-taking strategies, and clues for memorizing information and tips for prioritizing answers offer additional tactics for exam success. An unrivalled resource for test preparation, the book will also be useful for students and teachers of gerontology and practicing nurses working with older adults.
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Share Gerontological Nurse Certification Review: Second Edition1. Information for Taking the Certification ExamCertification Exam FormatDetailed Test Content OutlineTotal Number of QuestionsTotal TimeEligibility to Take the ExamScheduling the TestWhat to Bring on the Day of the ExamTime of ArrivalDuring the ExamReceiving Test ResultsReceiving Certificate and PINHints for Taking the Certification Exam2. Question Dissection and AnalysisPreparation StrategiesReview Content of Frequent Conditions Experienced by Older AdultsStrategies for Analyzing the QuestionsClues to Memorizing InformationTwo Different Ideas in One QuestionPrioritizingConclusion3. The Aging PopulationDemographicsCategories of AgingAgeism and Myths Among Nurses and Other Health Care StaffAging TheoriesBiological TheoriesFamily TheoryMotivational TheoryCommunication With Older AdultsTeaching–Learning Theories and PrinciplesGerontological Nursing Today4. AssessmentHistory and Physical Exam ConsiderationsHealth HistoryPhysical AssessmentNormal Aging ChangesCardiovascular SystemPeripheral Vascular SystemRespiratory SystemIntegumentary SystemGastrointestinal SystemUrinary SystemSexual/Reproductive SystemSensory SystemNeurologic SystemImmune System5. Health PromotionLevels of PreventionPrimary PreventionSecondary Prevention (Screening)Tertiary Prevention (Disease Management)Barriers to Health Promotion Among Older AdultsAlcohol UseSmokingNutrition and HydrationHealth PromotionExerciseSleepAdult ImmunizationAlternative and Complementary Health Care6. Environments of CareSafety and Security IssuesFallsUse of RestraintsRelocationTransportationMaintaining Autonomy and IndependenceCommunity-Based Services and ResourcesResidential FacilitiesSkilled Nursing FacilitiesAssisted Living FacilitiesContinuing Care Retirement CommunitiesHomeless Elders7. Spirituality and Death and DyingPrinciples of Effective End-of-Life CarePhysical DimensionPsychological DimensionSocial DimensionSpiritual DimensionAdvance DirectivesHospice and Palliative CareGrievingWidowhood8. Acute and Chronic Physical IllnessesCardiac and Peripheral Vascular ProblemsHypertensionCongestive Heart FailureAngina and MIPeripheral Vascular DiseaseRespiratory ProblemsPneumoniaInfluenzaTuberculosisObstructive Airway DiseaseGastrointestinal ProblemsGastroesophageal Reflux DiseaseHematological ProblemsAnemiaGenitourinary ProblemsUrinary Tract InfectionsSexually Transmitted DiseasesCancerProstate CancerBreast CancerMusculoskeletal ProblemsOsteoarthritis and Degenerative Joint DiseaseOsteoporosisMetabolic and Endocrine ProblemsDiabetes MellitusImmunologic ProblemsHIV/AIDSNeurologic ProblemsParkinson’s DiseaseCerebral Vascular AccidentPressure UlcersSensory ProblemsCommon Eye DiseasesCommon Ear Disease: Presbycusis9. Cognitive and Psychological DisordersDepression and SuicideRelationship of Depression and Suicidal IdeationDementiaDelirium10. MedicationPolypharmacyBeers CriteriaPharmacokinetics and PharmacodynamicsAdverse Drug Reactions and Side EffectsCompliance Issues11. Special IssuesPainSexualityElder Neglect and Abuse12. Organizational and Health Policy IssuesAdvocacy for Older AdultsHealth Care Delivery SystemsReimbursementOlder Americans ActMedicare and MedigapMedicare Managed Care, Prospective Payment Systems, and Other Medicare SystemsMedicaidLong-Term Care InsuranceVeterans’ Benefits13. Scope and Standards of Geriatric Nursing PracticeLeadership and ManagementQuality ImprovementOrganizational ConceptsProfessional DevelopmentLegal and Ethical IssuesRegulatory GuidelinesEthical Principles and Decision MakingResearchEvidence-Based Practice14. PosttestPosttest Answers and RationalesIndex