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