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    Geriatric Assessment, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $43.95 Hours:12 Contact Hours
    Item # N1601  

    Expiration Date: December 31, 2017

    This course for nurses provides practical guidance for using standard methods of evaluating older adults, with consideration given to a racially and culturally diverse population. The course explains the value of interdisciplinary assessments, the importance of using valid standard assessment instruments, selection of an assessment tool, and cultural considerations in assessment. Nurses will learn about assessments for emotional and mental issues, such as delirium, depression, anxiety, neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, grief, coping, and burden. The descriptions of functional assessments include cognitive function, activities of daily living, and physical performance. Assessments of social functioning cover areas such as social support, social isolation, living alone, leisure activities, sexual assessment, assessment of spiritual needs. Special attention is given to the important topic of elder abuse, and nurses will learn about assessment for physical abuse, neglect, emotional and psychological abuse, financial abuse, and sexual abuse. Other assessments are provided regarding financial status, environmental support and safety (including fall risk), transportation and driving, medication management, sleep, nutrition, pain, and alcohol use. Useful assessment tools are included for application in a geriatric setting. This course is intended for nurses who work with older adults in a variety of settings, including community, acute care, psychiatric, long-term care, and others.

    California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 10 hours through April 10, 2019.

    Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $32.95 Hours:10 Contact Hours
    Item # N1604  

    Expiration Date: December 31, 2017

    This course discusses key issues relevant to nurses caring for patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Nurses will learn why diagnosing the disease in its earliest stages is important; how to help patients and family members cope with the diagnosis; and why programs, services, and support are needed in the early stages of the disease. The course focuses on how to promote a healthy way of life for patients: Topics include memory retrieval, pharmacological treatments, education and cognitive exercise, support groups, intervention for alcohol and drug use, exercise, nutrition, and dental care. Nurses will learn about common psychological and physical concerns for these patients, such as depression, anxiety, apathy, and delirium. A vitally important topic, getting good health care, is covered in depth. Nurses will learn how to help their patients choose a primary care provider, cope with hospitalization, and avoid complications. Other considerations include surgery, use of over-the-counter medications, medication adherence issues, legal and financial affairs, and making future plans. To help patients stay safe in the home and community, nurses will learn about adapting the home environment, avoiding falls and accidents, and addressing driving with an older adult. Caregiver concerns, including long-distance caregiving, are described.

    Texas Nurses  - This course fulfills 2-hour Older Adult/Geriatric Care requirement.

    California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 10 hours through April 10, 2019.

    Geriatric Pharmacology: Essentials for Nurses

    Price: $16.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # N1835  

    Release Date: August 1, 2017

    Expiration Date: June 30, 2019

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, the American population is aging. The older population – persons 65 years or older – numbered 44.7 million in 2013, representing about one in every seven Americans. By 2060, there will be about 98 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2013. People aged 65 and older represented 14.1% of the population in the year 2013 but are expected to grow to be 21.7% of the population by 2040.

    Along with the aging population come several alarming statistics regarding medication use in older adults. Adults older than 65 years are twice as likely to visit the emergency department for adverse drug events (ADEs) and nearly seven times more likely than others to require hospitalization after an emergency visit. The leading causes of ADEs are inappropriate prescribing, inappropriate dosing, and inferior monitoring. Inappropriate monitoring of medication use is accountable for 50% of all drug-related emergency department visits resulting in hospitalization. The vulnerability of older adults is a challenge to the healthcare system, and with respect to medication use, this represents a strong advanced practice registered nurse intervention opportunity.

    Any problem, medication or otherwise, experienced by an older adult patient requires a multifactorial assessment. The topics covered in this course include geriatric pharmacological principles and methods to assess appropriateness of medication use recommendations in the older adult. This course is for the advanced practice registered nurse who manages the treatment and care of the older adult in all healthcare settings.

     

    This course is an extract of, and should nat be taken in conjunction with, N1711 - Approaches to Geriatric Pharmacology.

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