Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 24 Contact Hours
Item#: NRR24

Geriatric 24-Hour Bundle


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Ethical Practices with Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $14.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # N1518  

Expiration Date: August 31, 2017

As healthcare professionals work to address the medical and economic challenges of a rapidly aging population, advances in technology are leading to increasingly complex end-of-life choices. This course presents ethical issues that may confront nurses and other healthcare professionals working with older adults and their families as these individuals near the end of life. The course identifies some of the major ethical issues concerning older adults and healthcare decisions and provides the framework and set of principles used to address ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings. This course includes relevant material from the ANA, NASW, APTA, AOTA, APA, and ACA codes of ethics for clarification on the various professions' principles.

California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 2 hours through March 23, 2017.

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

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

Price: $29.95 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 March 23, 2017.

Geriatric Assessment, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $39.95 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 March 23, 2017.

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