Nursing: Care Options in Older Adults

17.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

Nurses can improve the outcomes for older adults by facilitating the collaboration of multiple providers in various sites of care. Supporting different living options for older adults requires a comprehensive needs assessment that takes into consideration chronic conditions, comorbidities, disability, cognitive impairments, availability of informal caregivers, and most of all, the wishes of the older adult. This course is designed to examine care options for older adults as they face changes to their living arrangements and begin to make decisions about end-of-life care. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand how the term “aging in place” is used when describing older adults.
  • Identify three concerns regarding older adults as caregivers for other older adults.
  • Compare three types of extended care settings that older adults may experience.
  • Analyze the philosophy of hospice and its relation to the older adult’s experience of dying with dignity.

Note: This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Nursing Care of the Older Adult, 3rd Edition (N21671).

About the Author:
Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN 

Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN, is the clinical coordinator for the Hill Country Mission for Health, where she oversees all clinical activities and all patient care. A nurse for 38 years, her clinical experiences include medical surgical nursing, rehabilitation nursing, and geriatric nursing. Dr. Lehman is licensed in the state of Texas as a registered nurse (RN) and as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in medical-surgical nursing. She is also board certified as a rehabilitation nurse, a gerontological nurse, and a CNS. Dr. Lehman is the immediate past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), editor and author of the ARN: Rehabilitation Nursing Core Curriculum, 7th Edition, and was the chair of the Data Safety Management Board for the Strong Star Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD research studies on post-traumatic stress disorder, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2016). 
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Care Options in Older Adults - N49521

17.95
About the Course

Nurses can improve the outcomes for older adults by facilitating the collaboration of multiple providers in various sites of care. Supporting different living options for older adults requires a comprehensive needs assessment that takes into consideration chronic conditions, comorbidities, disability, cognitive impairments, availability of informal caregivers, and most of all, the wishes of the older adult. This course is designed to examine care options for older adults as they face changes to their living arrangements and begin to make decisions about end-of-life care. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand how the term “aging in place” is used when describing older adults.
  • Identify three concerns regarding older adults as caregivers for other older adults.
  • Compare three types of extended care settings that older adults may experience.
  • Analyze the philosophy of hospice and its relation to the older adult’s experience of dying with dignity.

Note: This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Nursing Care of the Older Adult, 3rd Edition (N21671).

About the Author:
Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN 

Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN, is the clinical coordinator for the Hill Country Mission for Health, where she oversees all clinical activities and all patient care. A nurse for 38 years, her clinical experiences include medical surgical nursing, rehabilitation nursing, and geriatric nursing. Dr. Lehman is licensed in the state of Texas as a registered nurse (RN) and as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in medical-surgical nursing. She is also board certified as a rehabilitation nurse, a gerontological nurse, and a CNS. Dr. Lehman is the immediate past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), editor and author of the ARN: Rehabilitation Nursing Core Curriculum, 7th Edition, and was the chair of the Data Safety Management Board for the Strong Star Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD research studies on post-traumatic stress disorder, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2016).