Nursing: Care of Older Adults for Texas Nurses
20.95
Online
Mandatory
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
The course meets the Older Adult/Geriatric Care 2 contact hour continuing education requirement mandated by the Texas Board of Nursing. In Texas, nearly 12% of the population, or 3.2 million people, are 65 and older and the number is growing. It is estimated that by 2050, that number will increase by nearly 20% (Texas Health and Human Services, 2020). This means that there will be an increased demand for healthcare, home care, personal care, and long-term care professionals prepared to provide safe and appropriate nursing care for older adults. This course presents information on elder abuse, age-related memory changes, health maintenance and disease processes, including chronic conditions and end-of-life issues. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Differentiate among the different types of elder abuse.
  • Identify risk factors for elder abuse.
  • Describe the reporting process for elder abuse.
  • Describe the assessment process for elder abuse.
  • Explain interventions to deal with elder abuse.
  • Describe age-related memory and cognitive changes in older adults.
  • Identify strategies to enhance memory and cognition in older adults.
  • Describe strategies for dealing with behaviors associated with dementia.
  • Describe ways to reduce the impact of chronic conditions in the older adult population.
  • Identify helpful end-of-life care strategies.
  • Discuss intent to change practice and nursing interventions.

About the Author:
Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MSN from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University.  She has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
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Care of Older Adults for Texas Nurses - N33532

20.95
About the Course:
The course meets the Older Adult/Geriatric Care 2 contact hour continuing education requirement mandated by the Texas Board of Nursing. In Texas, nearly 12% of the population, or 3.2 million people, are 65 and older and the number is growing. It is estimated that by 2050, that number will increase by nearly 20% (Texas Health and Human Services, 2020). This means that there will be an increased demand for healthcare, home care, personal care, and long-term care professionals prepared to provide safe and appropriate nursing care for older adults. This course presents information on elder abuse, age-related memory changes, health maintenance and disease processes, including chronic conditions and end-of-life issues. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Differentiate among the different types of elder abuse.
  • Identify risk factors for elder abuse.
  • Describe the reporting process for elder abuse.
  • Describe the assessment process for elder abuse.
  • Explain interventions to deal with elder abuse.
  • Describe age-related memory and cognitive changes in older adults.
  • Identify strategies to enhance memory and cognition in older adults.
  • Describe strategies for dealing with behaviors associated with dementia.
  • Describe ways to reduce the impact of chronic conditions in the older adult population.
  • Identify helpful end-of-life care strategies.
  • Discuss intent to change practice and nursing interventions.

About the Author:
Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MSN from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University.  She has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.