Nursing: Care of Older Adults for Texas Nurses

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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

Dr. Avillion 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.

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