Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, is the Elouise Ross Eberly and Robert Eberly Endowed Chair Professor, Penn State College of Nursing, where she teaches both gerontological nursing and PhD courses. She is a gerontological nurse consultant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Office of Inspector General, and the Department of Justice, and a senior nurse scientist at the Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital. She served as director of practice at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing from 2003 to 2013. Her areas of research include interventions to promote functional health and cognition in older adults, approaches to support family and formal caregiving efficacy and coping with dementia and delirium, organizational models to address complex aging-related care issues, and translational dementia research. She has authored and coauthored over 150 journal publications, organizational tools, and book chapters and coedited five books. Dr. Boltz is a former John A. Hartford Foundation Claire Fagin fellow, recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Margretta Madden Styles Credentialing Scholar Award, and Eastern Nursing Research Society John A. Hartford Geriatric Nursing Research Award. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Boltz received her bachelor's degree in nursing from LaSalle University, her master's degree as a geriatric advanced practice nurse from the University of Pennsylvania, and her doctoral degree from New York University. She participated in postdoctoral study at the University of Maryland. Elizabeth A. Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Chair in gerontology at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing of the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Capezuti teaches in the graduate doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program and is a professor in the PhD program in nursing science and social welfare at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is known for her work in improving the care of older adults by interventions and models that positively influence healthcare providers' knowledge and work environment. Dr. Capezuti's research interests include nonpharmacological approaches to improve sleep, palliative care, the geriatric nursing work environment, and the design of the built environment to facilitate older persons' health outcomes. Dr. Capezuti has disseminated the findings of 40 funded projects in five coedited books and more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of the Otsuka/American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award in 2001 and received the American Academy of Nursing Nurse Leader in Aging Award in 2013. Dr. Capezuti received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Lehman College (CUNY), her master's degree as a geriatric advanced practice nurse from Hunter College, and her doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. DeAnne Zwicker, DrNP, AGNP-BC, is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)-certified adult nurse practitioner and geriatric nurse practitioner. She is currently working as an independent geriatric consultant. She completed her doctor of nursing practice degree in 2010 with a primary focus as a clinical scientist and secondary focus in nursing education at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her dissertation was a mixed-method study titled Preparedness, Appraisal of Behaviors, and Role Strain in Dementia Family Caregivers and the Caregiver Perspective of Preparedness. She has been a coeditor and chapter author for many versions of the Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice book, as well as a content editor for ConsultGeriRN.org since its inception. She has been a registered nurse for 32 years with clinical practice experience as a geriatric nurse practitioner since 1992 in primary care; subacute, long-term care; and, recently, palliative care, and a clinical expert consultant in many domains in geriatrics. She has also taught nursing at the graduate level at New York University, Drexel University, and George Mason University. Her areas of interest in geriatrics include proactive intervention in older adults to prevent adverse drug events, pain control to aid in maintaining function and quality of life, and preventing hospital iatrogenesis, particularly in persons with dementia. 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.
The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice. - The Gerontologist 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. Score: 97, 5 Stars. - Doody's