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Critical Care Nursing of Older Adults


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Part 1: General Care Issues; 1. Introduction and Overview; 2. Standards of Practice: Gerontological and Critical Care nursing; 3. The Critical Care Environment; 4. The Physiology of Aging; 5. Frailty; 6. Pharmacotherapy; 7. Nutrition and hydration.

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Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the president of The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City (NYC), a foundation dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Established in 1929, the Foundation has a current endowment of more than half a billion dollars. She serves as the chief strategist for the Foundation and was recently recognized for her leadership as one of the top 50 Influencers in Aging by PBS's Next Avenue, the premier digital publication dedicated to covering issues for older Americans. Dr. Fulmer is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. She previously served as distinguished professor and dean of Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Before that, she served as the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and dean of New York University (NYU) College of Nursing. She received her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College, her master's and doctoral degrees from Boston College, and her geriatric nurse practitioner post-master's certificate from NYU. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and was the first nurse to serve on the board of the American Geriatrics Society. She was the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Fulmer is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for conceptualization and development of the national Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program and research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect, work that has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Nursing Research. She is a trustee for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Springer Publishing Company, and the Bassett Healthcare System and is cochair of the National Academy of Medicine's Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence. She previously served as the chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program and held board positions at Skidmore College, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Advisory Board for Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Nursing. She is the recipient of prestigious awards, including the 2017 American Society on Aging Rosalie S. Wolf Award for her body of work on elder abuse. In 2016, she received the Award for Exceptional Service to The New York Academy of Medicine for her distinguished service on the Academy's Board of Trustees, including as vice-chair and for her active engagement in the policy work of the Academy, especially its age-friendly NYC initiative. She has been honored with invitations for named lectureships from noted universities.

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