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Back to basics: importance of nursing interventions in the elderly critical care patient

Back to basics: importance of nursing interventions in the elderly critical care patient

Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 26(4): 433-446

The global population is aging, and with that comes new challenges. Optimal care must be delivered to minimize the time spent in the acute care setting. Avoiding costly complications and focusing on health promotion rather than disease management will be key. Geriatrics is a complex patient population and basic nursing care is essential to prevent unnecessary complications if our health care system is to survive. Our profession is ill prepared to optimally care for this patient population.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ccell.2014.08.012

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