This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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- Describe the aging process.
- Identify the components of a comprehensive geriatric client assessment.
- Explain the effect of pharmacologic agents on the geriatric client.
Health Promotion Strategies
- Examine strategies to promote health in the geriatric client.
- Explain the importance of collaboration with various stakeholders when identifying interventions and resources for the care of the geriatric client.
- Apply appropriate teaching strategies for effective geriatric client and family education.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
- Identify entitlement programs available for the aging population.
- Examine end-of-life care procedures and processes.
- Analyze the ethical concerns related to the geriatric client.
Trends in Geriatric Nursing
- Predict future trends in caring for the geriatric client.
- Discuss research protocols used in the geriatric client population.
Concepts in Geriatric Nursing
- Discuss the IOM Report as it relates to aging.
- Examine the nurse’s role as a geriatric nurse.
- Explain the effect of the geriatric population on the continuum of care.
- Apply current theories and research related to the geriatric client.
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