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Expiration Date: March 31, 2017
Neurocognitive dysfunction among older adults can be difficult to assess and treat, because many symptoms overlap and mask one another. This course provides information to better detect, distinguish, and manage delirium, dementia, and depression. The course is applicable to various settings and includes information on caring for the caregivers of those with cognitive disorders.
California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 2 hours through March 23, 2017.
Texas Nurses – Fulfills 2-hour Older Adult / Geriatric care requirement.
- Describe the different types and symptoms of neurocognitive disorders among older adults.
- Identify ways to assess neurocognitive disorders among older adults.
- Explain the management strategies used in the treatment of neurocognitive disorders among older adults.
Kathy Black, PhD, MSW, MSG, MPH, is a professor of social work and gerontology at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Black obtained her doctorate degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York, in 2000, master’s degrees in social work and gerontology from the University of Southern California (1988), and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Los Angeles (1990). Dr. Black has worked in the field of geriatric mental health as a nurse, social worker, and case manager in acute care, long-term care, home, and community-based settings for more than 25 years.
- You must pass the final exam with a grade of 75% or higher and complete the course evaluation to earn contact hours and receive a certificate of completion.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
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