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Hours: 24 Contact Hours (2 Pharma Hours)
Item#: NBT24

 

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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.

Alzheimer's Disease: Challenges, Interventions, and Approaches to Care

Price: $32.95 Hours:10 Contact Hours
Item # N1853  

Release Date: October 30, 2017

Expiration Date: September 30, 2020

This course focuses on the nurse's role in assessing and intervening to address communication challenges, nutrition, incontinence, falls and restraint use, and pain and hospitalization for the person with Alzheimer’s disease. Because it is important to think beyond the physical care of the person with dementia, the course examines spirituality, palliative and end-of-life care for the person with AD. Pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions are also discussed.

 

This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1846 - Alzheimer's Disease: Definitions, Diagnostics, and Patient-Centered Care.

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

CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (12 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)

Geriatric Assessment, 2nd Edition

Price: $43.95 Hours:12 Contact Hours
Item # N1789  

Release Date: February 20, 2018

Expiration Date: February 28, 2021

This course is intended for nurses and other health care professionals who work with older adults in a variety of settings, including the community, acute care, psychiatric care, long term care and at various points in transitions of care. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a solid foundation of assessments for older adults across the healthcare continuum and in the context of health, wellness, and chronic illness. Assessments covered are inclusive of the following domains for the older adult: emotional, physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, economic, family dynamics, caregiving, and safety all impacting their quality of life. Areas of focus in this course also include geriatric syndromes, such as cognitive impairment, delirium, incontinence, malnutrition, falls, gait disorders, pressure ulcers, sleep disorders, sensory deficits, fatigue, and dizziness. These conditions are common in older adults, and they may have a major impact on quality of life and disability.

Through learning varied targeted assessments, nurses will be able to identify areas of vulnerability or early intervention and plans of care can be initiated to improve outcomes in a more comprehensive manner. Through this course, nurses and providers will enhance and sustain their capacity and competency for older adults.

 

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

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