Geriatric Specialty CE Courses for Nursing Professionals

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An Overview of Geriatric Care – N33531

2
Course release date: 4/18/2020
Course expiration date: 4/18/2023

This course presents common health conditions, care needs, and concerns associated with aging, including issues related to elder abuse, age-related memory changes and disease processes, and end-of-life issues.
17.95
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4.7
6633 Ratings
Online
Elective

Assessing and Preventing Falls – N32056

2
Course release date: 1/30/2020
Course expiration date: 1/30/2023

This course provides information that facilitates the development and initiation of a fall assessment program that includes preventive strategies to safeguard patients and others from the danger of falling.
17.95
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4.6
1191 Ratings
Online
Elective

Basic Principles in the Care of the Older Adult – N48992

2
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course explores the opportunities and challenges nurses face when trying to meet a patient’s emotional and physical needs including advocacy, staying aware of the latest research, understanding the rights of older adults, providing clear communication, and being a motivator. 
11.95
Online
Elective

Care Options in Older Adults – N49521

2
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

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.
17.95
Online
Elective

Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults – N47680

4
Course release date: 2/28/2019 
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

The purpose of this course is to help nurses identify normal-aging memory changes compared to various types of dementia. This course provides specific nursing interventions used to assist the caregiver of the person with dementia, describes side effects that may occur with psychotropic medications, and identifies problems that dementia encompasses which are often challenging and exhausting for caregivers.
22.95
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4.7
379 Ratings
Online
Elective

Common Chronic Conditions in the Older Adult – N48420

4
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2023

This course discusses the risks, symptoms, treatments, and nursing interventions for older adults with chronic illness. The course examines the eight major chronic illnesses – cardiovascular diseases, stroke, chronic respiratory conditions, neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal problems, endocrinological problems, skin problems, and kidney disease – and the methods used for assisting the older patient to manage their illness.
22.95
Online
Elective

Common Sensory Problems in the Older Adult – N48421

2
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2023

This course covers the common problems older adults experience, such as pain and pain management, as well as the loss of hearing, touch, vision, taste, smell, and thermal regulation due to aging. Nursing interventions are aimed at accommodating sensory losses, managing pain, and reducing risks to help maintain a good quality of life for the older adult. 
17.95
Online
Elective

Diseases and Disorders of the Integumentary System – N19287

5
Course expiration date: 9/7/2021

The integumentary system is the largest system in the body. Diseases of this system range from mildly annoying to serious and even life-threatening. It is imperative that nurses accurately assess the integumentary system, recognize diseases of the skin, and intervene to effectively facilitate treatment. This program will help nurses to improve their abilities in assessment, disease recognition, and treatment facilitation.

27.95
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4.6
328 Ratings
Online
Elective

End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition – N23208

5
Course release date: 11/9/2018
Course expiration date: 11/30/2021

This course presents essential information for nurses providing palliative and hospice care to seriously ill and dying patients and their families. Content on advanced care planning helps nurses become better communicators with patients and fosters a better understanding of the different settings and eligibility requirements for palliative and hospice care. Misconceptions and barriers to providing end-of-life care are also discussed.
27.95
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4.7
10637 Ratings
Online
Elective

Geriatric Syndromes – N47681

3
Course release date: 2/28/2019 
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course discusses how to differentiate among the various geriatric syndromes, identify risk factors for falls and prevention methods, compare pressure treatment strategies and outcomes, and recognize the nutritional risks and preventions for older adults.
22.95
Online
Elective

Healthy Aging, 3rd Edition – N31804

15
Course release date: 5/12/2020
Course expiration date: 5/12/2023

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.
45.95
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4.7
4893 Ratings
Online
Elective

Legal Issues in Older Adult Care – N49522

1
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course is designed to examine patient’s rights and the legal issues that are pertinent to older adults as they face illness and end-of-life decisions about autonomy, informed consent, advance directives, and money management. The course provides older adult care givers insights and important information to help patients understand their rights and make decisions that will protect against malpractice.
11.95
Online
Elective

Loss, Grief, and Bereavement, 4th Edition – N1881

30
Course release date: 12/19/2018
Course expiration date: 12/31/2021

This course provides essential information that nurses can use to help individuals, families, and communities cope with loss, grief, and bereavement or reflect on issues and practices related to death. The course presents the the role of palliative and hospice care in providing the highest quality end-of-life care and content on advance care planning. 
74.95
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4.7
1743 Ratings
Online
Elective

Management of Drug Challenges: Generic vs. Branded Drugs – N28952

4
Course release date: 8/20/2019
Course expiration date: 8/20/2022

This course is appropriate for all nurses and advanced practice nurses who have responsibility for managing or prescribing medications for select individuals.  The course addresses the history of brand versus generic drugs, the many controversies, the science behind the preparation differences, and the cost effectiveness of preventative care when using generic versus brand name drugs. 
22.95
Online
Elective

Managing Polypharmacy in Older Adults – N29277

4
Course release date: 12/9/2019
Course expiration date: 12/9/2022

This course presents the concept of polypharmacy, related definitions and concepts, its incidence, predictors of polypharmacy, consequences of polypharmacy, pharmacokinetic principles that relate to the elder population, drug classes and individual medications that cause the most risk, and evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage polypharmacy. Case studies are presented allowing for the application of concepts. 
22.95
Online
Elective

Medication Management in the Older Adult – N47683

2
Course release date: 2/28/2019 
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course highlights the basic physiological changes in the body that occur with aging and presents the way aging affects how a drug is metabolized in the body and how the body responds to the drug.
17.95
Online
Elective

Mental Health and the Older Adult – N48422

2
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course examines the elements that make-up the mental and emotional functioning of the older adult. The course helps nurses to identify and recognize signs and symptoms to properly assess and treat the older adult population. Mental and emotional health issues and chronic health disorders that exacerbate mental health issues are presented and covered in detail, specifically delirium, sleep disturbances, depression, coping, anxiety disorders, psychotic disturbances, and substance use.
17.95
Online
Elective

Nursing Care of the Older Adult, 3rd Edition – N21671

31
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course presents the basic principles, knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to provide nursing care to older adults and their families. The course reviews the major concerns and issues facing older adults, such as chronic conditions, common clinical problems and psychosocial issues, and methods to handle these concerns.  Topics presented include issues affecting older adults and viewing the patient as a holistic individual.  Additionally, the course discusses and dispels some common myths of aging.
74.95
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4.7
435 Ratings
Online
Elective

Nursing Management of Sleep Disorders – N33923

3
Course Release Date: 5/28/2020
Course Expiration Date: 5/28/2023

This course provides a basic understanding of the assessment of sleep disorders, presenting the pathophysiology of common sleep disorders and how to recognize, diagnosis, and treat these disorders found in adults.
22.95
Online
Elective

Prevention and Rehabilitation in the Older Adult – N49523

1
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course examines the importance of preventative measures, such as immunization; explores the various roles within an interprofessional rehabilitation team, such as pathologists, therapists, and physiatrists; and explores the importance of regular exercise for the older adult.
11.95
Online
Elective

Special Issues in Older Adults – N49524

1
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course provides older adult care givers insights and data to help navigate the special issues that patients experience that do not fit clearly into any specific category. The first two – older adults in the LGBTQ  community and caring for patients with HIV/AIDS – are relatively new to the aging community. The well-known special issues covered – aging drivers and older adults with existing disabilities – have no clear answers to the age-related problems they present. The course reviews the risk factors, nursing care, assessment, and interventions for each of these special issues.
11.95
Online
Elective

The Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver: Nursing Interventions and Support – N33926

6
Course release date: 8/18/2020
Course expiration date: 8/18/2023

With the population of older adults growing rapidly throughout the world, it is imperative that healthcare providers prepare for an increase in the number of persons who will need dementia-related care. This course provides nurses with information to effectively implement nursing interventions to optimize patient care and support caregivers of persons with AD.
33.95
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4.8
392 Ratings
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