Older Adult Assessment

Older Adult Assessment

Course Expiration Date: November 30, 2021

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $40.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course enables the nurse to be more effective in the assessment of older adults. It outlines the purpose, unique characteristics, components and techniques of older adult assessment, as well as describing the physiological changes associated with aging. The course also highlights screening tools utilized in the assessment of older adults.

Instructor: Jennifer C Walker RN, MSN

Target Audience: Nurses

Learning Outcomes:: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • describe the purpose of older adult assessment.
  • describe the unique characteristics of older adult assessment.
  • describe the special considerations affecting the assessment of older adults.
  • describe the physiological changes associated with aging.
  • describe the components of the older adult assessment.
  • describe screening tools that are specific for older adult assessment.
  • describe techniques used to obtain an accurate history of older adults.

Length of Course: 90 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.5 contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.15 CEUs (1.5 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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