Nursing: Healthy Aging, 3rd Edition

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Disclosure: This course is presented by Elite Professional Education LLC

Course release date: 5/12/2020
Course expiration date: 5/12/2023
About the Course
It is astounding to think that a little more than 100 years ago, the average life expectancy was 48 years. With the amazing advances in science, technology, and overall living conditions during the last century, the older adult population has grown substantially. Being aware of shifting demographics, leading causes of death and related preventive measures, and how to support seniors in adopting healthy behaviors is key to being able to maximally support the elders of the population to enjoy healthy living and aging. This course provides nurses and healthcare professionals with the additional knowledge to help encourage, teach, and guide older adults to actively practice healthy lifestyles for optimal living. The course presents the needs of the older adult patient to help healthcare professionals develop person-centered plans to provide satisfactory care and improve patient outcomes. Additionally, the course will set the stage for developing a healthier society for all to age well and successfully.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Examine key concepts for healthy living.
  • Compare and contrast the key attributes for supporting the older adult to stay healthy.
  • Examine the common health conditions associated with aging.
  • Evaluate essential components of providing high-quality healthcare for older adults.
  • Analyze key elements that constitute a safe environment for older adults.
About the Author

Dianne L. Haas, PhD, RN, independent senior consultant, is a tenured healthcare professional with over 50 years of experience in the industry, serving in clinical, business, educational, research, and consulting roles. Her passion, experience, and education provide her with a strong background in the provision of high-quality consulting services. Dr. Haas has served in an educator role to nurses, healthcare administrators, physicians, health information management, and clinical documentation improvement staff, and most recently, senior citizens and their families who are seeking health advocacy support. She participates as a member of the Medical Care Advisory Committee for the State of Michigan, which provides advice to the director of the Michigan Medicaid program. She also serves as patient- and family-centered care adviser to Michigan Medicine for the University of Michigan Health System.

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