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Release Date: November 28, 2018
Expiration Date: November 28, 2021
Nurses who are involved in the health care of perimenopausal women need to stay current in the treatment of the problematic side effects of menopause, lifestyle modifications that might be necessary throughout the stages of menopause, and patient education that can help improve a woman’s overall quality of life. The purpose of this course is to help the nurse take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause and provide nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make appropriate lifestyle choices.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1788 Transition to Menopause, 2nd Edition.
- Identify the major components of a nursing assessment appropriate for, and specific to, women who are going through the menopausal transition.
- Describe modifications to diet, exercise, and personal habits that complement pharmacologic treatment of menopause symptoms.
- Recognize the benefit of various types of alternative therapies available to women in the menopausal transition.
- Discuss the relationship between menopause and obesity and the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise.
Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CNM, has more than 30 years of nursing experience caring for women of all ages and sociodemographic backgrounds. Dr. Stiffler is an associate professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and has served the Indiana University School of Nursing in various capacities since 2000. In addition to serving as a nurse educator, Dr. Stiffler has contributed to the women’s health profession by using an interprofessional approach to her practice as a certified nurse-midwife, integrating social work, pharmacy, radiology, physical therapy, genetic counseling, and much more into the clinical setting. In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Stiffler has authored many research publications on women’s health issues.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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