Articles + Clinical Practice Guidelines

Seniors and B12 Deficiencies

Vitamin B12 40% of hospitalized elderly have low or borderline serum B12 Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) 2.4 mcg/day Because 10-30% of older people malabsorb food bound B12, it is recommended that those >50 years meet requirements by consuming B12 fortified foods...

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History of the ACGNN

The Ministry of Health Planning through the nursing strategies initiative of the provincial nursing directorate funded workshops for nurses in the Northern and Interior Health Authorities of British Columbia on Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Older Person in acute and...

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Acute Care and the “Older Person” Pyramid

Care of the acutely ill older person can be very complex due to the following: Normal physiological aging changes The presence of one or more chronic illnesses for which the person may also be taking medication The effects of the acute illness and treatment. Visualize...

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Dysphagia

Dysphagia in the context of caring for the acutely ill older adult refers to disordered eating as a result of disruption in the swallowing process. Dysphagia can be a serious threat to a patient's health because of the risk of aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition,...

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Depression

Purpose The interdisciplinary team will provide a coordinated, consistent approach with in the continuum of care for depression in the older adult. Background Depression is a prevalent but under recognized and under treated mental health issue of the elderly. It is...

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