Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines

Throughout the year,  the Journal of Gerontological Nursing publishes summaries of new and revised University of Iowa Hartford Center Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines on geriatric nursing. Full reports are available for purchase from The University of Iowa College of Nursing.


Acute Pain Management in Older Adults
Randy Cornelius, DNP, CRNA; Keela A. Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN; Debra B. Gordon, RN, DNP, FAAN; Kikikipa Kretzer, PhD, CRNP
Edited by Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
February 2017

Management of Relocation in Cognitively Intact Older Adults
Judith E. Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN; Mary Elaine Koren, PhD, RN; Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, RN; Kathryn Tibbits, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC
Edited by Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
November 2016

Development and Use of Gerontological Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines
Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
July 2016

Changing the Practice of Physical Restraint Use in Acute Care
Helen W. Lach, PhD, RN, CNL, FAAN; Kathy M. Leach, PhD, RN
Edited by Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
February 2016

Depression Detection in Older Adults With Dementia
Ellen Leslie Brown, EdD, MS, RN, FAAN; Patrick J. Raue, PhD; Karen Halpert, MD
Edited by Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
November 2015

Implementing Gerontological Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines in a BSN Curriculum
Karen C. Clark, MSN, RN; Stazel T. Guerin, MSN, RN; Lisa E. Skemp, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN; Fayron Epps, PhD, RN; Janet Specht, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Edited by Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
July 2015

Late-Life Depression Detection
Marianne Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN; Christine Haedtke, PhD(c), RN, PCCN; Deborah Shibley, PhD(c), RN
Edited by Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
February 2015

Wandering
May Futrell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA; Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD, ANP-C, FAANP, FGSA; Ruth Remington, PhD, AGPCNP-BC
Edited by Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
November 2014

Quality Improvement in Nursing Homes
Mary J. Dyck, PhD, RN, LNHA; and Theresa Schwindenhammer, MSN, RN
Edited by Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
July 2014

Bathing Persons With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Maribeth Gallagher, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAAN; and Geri R. Hall, PhD, ARNP, GCNS-BC, FAAN
Edited by Howard K. Butcher, RN, PhD
February 2014

Improving Medication Management for Older Adult Clients Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities
Brenda Bergman-Evans, PhD, APRN-NP, APRN-CNS
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
November 2013

Assessing Heart Failure in Long-Term Care Facilities
Candace C. Harrington, DNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
July 2013

Hydration Management
Janet C. Mentes, PhD, APRN, BC, FGSA; Sarah Kang, MSN, RN
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
February 2013

Oral Hygiene Care for Functionally Dependent and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
Valerie Blanco Johnson, RDH, MS
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
November 2012

Management of Constipation
Sherry L. McKay, MSN, ARNP, GNP, FAANP; Michelle Fravel, PharmD, BCPS; Cathy Scanlon, MS, RD, LD
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
July 2012

Elder Abuse Prevention
Jeanette M. Daly, PhD, RN
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
November 2011

Wheelchair Biking for the Treatment of Depression
Suzanne Fitzsimmons, MSN, ARNP
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
July 2011

Family Preparedness and End-of-Life Support Before Death of a Nursing Home Resident
Kathleen M. Davidson, MN, BSN
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
February 2011

Exercise Promotion: Walking in Elders
Narirat Jitramontree, PhD, RN
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
November 2010

Individualized Music for Elders with Dementia
Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
June 2010

Wandering
May Futrell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA; Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD, GNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FGSA; Ruth Remington, PhD, GNP, ANP-BC
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
February 2010

Acute Confusion/Delirium: Identification, Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention
Sue Sendelbach, PhD, RN, CCNS; Patty Finch Guthrie, PhD, RN, GCNS, NEA
Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN
November 2009

Detection and Assessment of Late-Life Anxiety
Marianne Smith, PhD, RN; Todd Ingram, MSN, RN; Veronica Brighton, MSN, RN
Edited by Susan Adams, PhD, RN
July 2009

Detection of Depression in Older Adults With Dementia
Ellen L. Brown, EdD, MS, ARNP, RN; Patrick Raue, PhD; Karen D. Halpert, BA
Edited by Susan Adams, PhD, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
February 2009

Nursing Management of Hearing Impairment in Nursing Facility Residents
Linda Adams-Wendling, PhD, RN, CNAA-BC, CNE; Cathy Pimple, MS, ARNP
Edited by Susan Adams, PhD, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
November 2008

Providing Spiritual Care to Terminally Ill Older Adults
Martha Meraviglia, PhD, RN, CNS; Rebecca Sutter, MN, RN, CS, DD(h); Carol D. Gaskamp, PhD, RN
Edited by Susan Adams, PhD, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
July 2008

Assessing Heart Failure in Long-Term Care Facilities
Candace C. Harrington, MSN, APRN, BC, NP-C
Edited by Susan Adams, PhD, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
February 2008

Management of Relocation in Cognitively Intact Older Adults
Judith E. Hertz, PhD, RN; Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, RN; Mary Elaine Koren, PhD, RN; Julie Fisher Robertson, EdD, RN
Edited by Susan Adams, MSN, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
November 2007

Persistent Pain Management
Susan M. McLennon, MSN, ARNP
Edited by Susan Adams, MSN, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
July 2007

Changing the Practice of Physical Restraint Use in Acute Care
Myonghwa Park, PhD, RN; Jane Hsiao-Chen Tang, PhD, RN
Edited by Susan Adams, MSN, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
February 2007

Promoting Spirituality in the Older Adult
Carol Gaskamp, PhD, RN; Rebecca Sutter, RN, MN, CS, DD(h); Marty Meraviglia, PhD, RN, CNS
Edited by Susan Adams, MSN, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
November 2006

Improving Medication Management for Older Adult Clients
Brenda Bergman-Evans, PhD, APRN, BC
Edited by Susan Adams, MSN, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
July 2006

Nonpharmacologic Management of Agitated Behaviors in Persons with Alzheimer Disease and Other Chronic Dementing Conditions
Meghan L. McGonigal-Kenney, MSN, RN; Debra L. Schutte, PhD, RN
Edited by Susan Adams, MSN, RN; and Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN
February 2006


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