This course is designed to explore current theories and practices in gerontologic nursing. The primary focus of the course is to explore the role of the nurse in assessing and managing the continuum of care with the aging client and family within a community. Students must successfully complete 45 clinical hours in order to pass the course.
Discuss research protocols used in the geriatric client population.
Predict future trends in caring for the geriatric client.
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.
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.
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