Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice
6th Ed.
2021 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
Marie Boltz PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-8814-4
eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-8826-7
Nursing, Evidence Based Medicine, Geriatric Medicine


The newest edition of this distinguished reference in geriatric nursing delivers updated guidelines, new illustrative case studies, and the latest evidence-based protocols developed by leading researchers, educators, and practitioners in each topic area. The sixth edition includes new approaches devoted to supporting LGBTQ+ elders, persons living with dementia and their families, and older adults living with HIV. New operational strategies provide guidance in using the electronic health record, implementing improved person-centered care approaches, and maintaining age-friendly atmospheres.

Protocols are organized in a consistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references, and evidence rating for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study.

New Chapters:

  • • Informational Technology: Embedding CPGs
  • • Organizational Approaches to Promote Person-Centered Care
  • • Environmental Approaches to Support Aging-Friendly Care
  • • HIV Prevention and Care for the Older Adult
  • • LGBTQ+ Perspectives

Key Features:

  • • Best practices for in-patient, in-home, and long-term care settings
  • • Case studies with discussions in each chapter to illustrate application of clinical practice and related Nursing Standard of Practice Protocol
  • • The AGREE systematic method was used to evaluate each protocol and validate this book’s content
  • • Instructor’s resources including PowerPoints and a Test Bank

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Specialty Score: 2.53 Nursing - Geriatrics
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Clinical practice changes frequently with new and ongoing research so this book is very needed to show current practices and protocols. The book and the digital media complement each other and enhance readers' ability to use the information."

-- Crystal Plank, RN, BSN, RAC-CTA (MU Sinclair School of Nursing) Doody's Review

"The book is well organized in a logical flow of information. As a clinical educator and a gerontological nurse consultant, I appreciate the evidence-based protocols that help guide the decision-making, intervention strategies, and implementation process. This is a great tool for nursing education and practice. I often use it for teaching and managing nursing care delivery."

-- Katy Nguyen, M.S.N, R.N (MU Sinclair School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition

"As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice."

-- JDonna Minner, BSN, RN (University of Missouri-Columbia) Doody's Review - Previous edition

"Now more than ever, nurses are called upon to lead efforts to embed evidence-based practice in daily operations. As the IOM report states, 'nurses have key roles to play as team members and leaders for a reformed and better-integrated, patient-centered health care system.' The process of implementing sweeping change in health care will likely take years; however, nurses must start pragmatically and focus on these critically important protocols that have demonstrated improved outcomes for older adults. Simply stated, 'Pick this book up and use it."

-- From the Foreword, Susan L. Carlson, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA - President National Gerontological Nurs


The audience includes gerontological nurses, geriatric practitioners, and/or any healthcare providers who are interested in geriatric care. The authors and contributors are clinical experts in gerontological nursing.

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