Insights, case studies and more. Challenge yourself to deepen your expertise with this collection of advanced courses on Geriatric topics, available in online and textbook formats.
Geriatric Bundle – 18 Contact Hours
Geriatric Assessment, 2nd Edition (11 hrs)
Course release date: 2/20/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021
This course provides nurses working with older adults in a variety of settings, including the community, acute, psychiatric, and long-term care, and at various points in transitions of care, with a solid foundation for assessing older adults across the healthcare continuum in the context of health, wellness, and chronic illness. Assessments covered follow the domains for the older adult that can impact quality of life including: emotional, physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, economic, family dynamics, care giving, and safety. The course discusses common geriatric conditions and syndromes – cognitive impairment, delirium, incontinence, malnutrition, falls, gait disorders, pressure ulcers, sleep disorders, sensory deficits, fatigue, and dizziness – that can have a significant impact on quality of life and disability.
Ethical Practices with Older Adults, 2nd Edition (5 hrs)
Course release date: 3/29/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021
This course highlights the ethical issues that older adults and their families face as these individuals near the end-of-life, particularly in light of advances in medical technologies. The course presents the ethical frameworks and principles used to resolve ethical problems, identifies major ethical issues nurses face as their older adult patients make healthcare decisions, and provides a model for addressing ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings.
Care, Compassion, and End-of-Life Issues (2 hrs)
Course release date: 4/9/2020
Course expiration date: 4/9/2023
The principles of end-of-life care focus on providing the best possible care and emotional support for patients and families with compassion and respect for the dignity of the patient. This course presents information regarding standards and competencies of palliative nursing practice, body changes as death nears, physical comfort measures at the end-of-life, factors relating to advance directives, and cultural considerations when providing end-of-life care.
These geriatric specialty courses are available as textbooks. When you purchase your course, the textbook will automatically be added to your cart along with shipping & handling costs. If you decide you only want the online course version, you can easily remove the textbook version from your cart.