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Kany, Katherine

Overview
Works: 31 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 310 library holdings
Roles: Teacher , Director
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Most widely held works by Katherine Kany
Elder mistreatment assessment( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helps caregivers identify possible abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment indicators of the elderly through the use of the Elder Assessment Instrument (EAI)
Assessing nutrition in older adults( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to any number of physical, social, medical or environmental factors, older adults are often at risk for poor nutrition. Developed to assess nutritional status in older adults, the two-part Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a valuable resource to identify older adults that are at risk for malnutrition. This DVD demonstrates the assessment process, as well as, how to measure arm and leg circumferences, and compute body mass index. The DVD also documents specific risk factors for older adults, and offers an accurate, age-appropriate assessment that care providers can use to develop an effective nutritional plan for the patient
Communication difficulties : assessment and interventions in hospitalized older adults with dementia( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although dementia may reduce expressive and receptive abilities, persons with cognitive loss are still able to communicate long after language abilities and understanding diminish. This DVD discusses ways to assess the expressive and receptive skills of older adults with dementia or other medical conditions. It offers a number of interventions caregivers can apply, including the use of a 9-question assessment and intervention tool that promotes better overall communication and patient safety
Braden Scale for predicting pressure sore risk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD shows how to administer and interpret the Braden Scale for predicting pressure sore risks in home, hospital, and long-term care environments. Encouraging a visual-and-touch skin assessment in conjuction with the Braden scale, it specifies what to look for, how to prevent pressure ulcers, and how to assist patients with maintaining skin integrity after discharge. Covers the 6 dimensions of the Braden Scale: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and friction and shear
Delirium : the under-recognized medical emergency( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its prevalence, delirium often goes unrecognized. Documenting two episodes of delirium--one in a patient with no underlying cognitive impairment, and one with some signs of memory loss--this DVD identifies the 4 key elements of the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) for assessing delirium. The DVD also explains Delirium Superimposed with Dementia (DSD), distinguishes between hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed delirium, and documents the factors that increase risks for delirium
Charting the course for nursing : who benefits when documentation is complete?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses methods of charting and the importance of the data to quality of care. Rules, resources, and considerations for best practices are also presented
Pain assessment in older adults( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronic pain is often a concern for older adults. Using a variety of assessment tools, this DVD will help caregivers to evaluate the presence and severity of pain, whether the patient is able to verbalize it or not. This DVD demonstrates how to assess for pain in older adults, using these four tools: the Faces Pain Scale, the Verbal Descriptor Scale, the Numeric Rating Scale, and the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale. The DVD goes further to document how to assess and re-evaluate the effectiveness of the applied interventions, as needed
Katz index of independence in activities of daily living (ADL)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Katz Index is a direct-observation assessment tool that measures a person's ability to independently perform six basic activities of daily living in the following areas: bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, continence, and feeding"--Container
Transient urinary incontinence in older adults( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Failure to identify transient urinary incontinence may result in established urinary incontinence, a problem which affect over 17 million adults, and puts older adults at risk for further complications, such as, skin breakdown, falls, and placement in long-term care settings. Using an actual case study, this DVD demonstrates the best practices for assessing and treating transient urinary incontinence, a skill which all healthcare providers can develop and apply within their practice setting
Fall risk assessment for older adults : the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Demonstrates how to assess patients for strength and mobility, extrinsic and intrinsic fall risk factors, and cognition"--Cover
Recognition of dementia in hospitalized older adults( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the use of Recognition of Dementia In Hospitalized Older Adults screening tool to identify signs of dementia
Avoiding restraints in older adults with dementia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores interventions healthcare providers can use to avoid chemical and physical restraints in older adults with dementia. The DVD covers the consequences of using restraints, as well as practical alternatives to restraints, including furniture design, bed and chair alarms, protective belts, and arm sleeves. It also discusses cognitive impairment and the use of restraints, and how to proceed when restraints are deemed necessary
Brief evaluation of executive dysfunction : an essential refinement in the assessment of cognitive impairment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers the components of executive function: concept formation, flexibility, and self-monitoring, and discusses specific reasons to screen for executive dysfunction"--Container
The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale (IADL)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the principles of IADL to assess an older person's ability to manage more complex tasks of daily living that require cognitive skill and planning. Tasks assessed are telephone use, shopping food preparation, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, medication management, and financial management
The Hospital Admission Risk Profile (HARP) : identifying patients at risk of functional decline( Visual )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continued activity is crucial to maintaining basic functioning. Ideally performed upon admission, the Hospital Admission Risk Profile (HARP) assessment can help caregivers to recognize older adults who may be at risk for functional loss so they can provide appropriate interventions to reduce basic ADL decline during hospitalization. The DVD outlines the importance of movement to patient recovery, provides strategies to keep patients active, and explains the age, cognitive, and functional parameters that help to determine risk
The Modified Caregiver Strain Index (CSI)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Modified Caregiver Strain Index (CSI) is an assessment tool designed to both measure the stress of caregiving, and to highlight areas that the family caregiver should address"--Container
The Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lack of adequate sleep can have adverse effects on an older person's health and overall sense of well-being. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) is a valuable aid to investigate areas that can affect the quality and quantity of sleep. It includes a careful measurement of bedtime, time to get to sleep, wake-up time, hours of sleep, barriers to getting or staying asleep, and the use of sleep medications. The results gathered from the assessment can help care providers to start a dialogue that leads to an effective care plan with appropriate, individualized interventions. This assessment test can be self-administered or completed through an interview process
Horowitz impact of event scale, revised : an assessment of post-traumatic stress in older adults( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect an older adult's coping ability and sense of well-being; it is often difficult to discern, and may surface as a physical complaint with no immediately identifiable medical cause. The DVD shows how to apply the revised Horowitz Impact of Events Scale to measure response to trauma so underlying issues can be addressed. The DVD also documents how to identify risk factors, and establish appropriate treatments, including cognitive behavioral, exposure, and solution-focused therapies
The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test : geriatric version (SMAST-G)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test is a practical tool to help care providers recognize early warning signs of alcohol abuse"--Container
Assessing family preferences for participation in care in hospitalized older adults( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The involvement of family members in the care of the hospitalized older patient can provide tremendous benefits and boost recovery outcomes; not only do family members share vital care information, but they offer emotional and spiritual support to the older adult. The Family Preferences Index will enable caregivers to determine how much family members want to help, or the extent to which they are capable of helping. This collaborative effort can improve overall communication, and establish a more effective care plan. Suitable for hospital, skilled nursing, rehabilitative, and home health settings
 
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