GeriCEU, LLC provides online continuing education courses to nurses focusing on geriatric issues with special attention to the Nursing CE requirement. This website allows nurses to view courses, take exams, recieve Nursing CE and CEU contact hours and print their certificates from the comfort of their homes. We offer quality material at an affordable price.

Common Infections in the Older Adult

 

Pursose: This course focuses on common conditions seen in geriatric patients with special attention to the nursing home and the nurse‚Äôs role in the management of these conditions, with consideration given to race and culture. The course provides a complete review of HIV, urinary tract infections, and clostridium difficile. 

 

 Disclaimer: GeriCEU, LLC does not endorse any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.  The author, planning committee and feedback personnel for this course have declared no conflict of interest.  There is no commercial support or sponsorship for this activity.  Off-label medication use will be discussed in this course and when an off-label medication is discussed it will be clearly labeled as an off-label use.  GeriCEU, LLC does not endorse off-label medication use, but it is mentioned so the readers understand why some clinicians utilize medications off-label.  

 

In order to receive credit for this course the exam must be passed and payment must be made. An evaluation form is offered after passing any exam. A passing grade of at least 70% needs to be achieved on this exam and an evaluation form needs to be completed. A certificate with the 3 contact hours can then be opened to print or save. A copy will also be emailed. You will need to register before taking any exams. Registration is free.

 

Objectives

1.    List three common signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection in the geriatric patient.

2.    List three steps in the evaluation of a urinary tract infection in the geriatric patient.

3.    Identify management options used in urinary tract infections

4.    List four risk factors for the development of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea.

5.    Compare and contrast the signs and symptoms of mild versus severe Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea. 

6.    Identify three diagnostic tests used in the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile

7.    Compare and contrast the treatment options in mild versus severe Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea.

8.    Compare and contrast human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

9.    List four groups of people that are at increased risk for HIV.

10. Identify treatment options for HIV and AIDS.

 

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There is no commercial support or sponsorship for these activities.

The author, planning committee and feedback personnel have declared no conflict of interest.

 

GeriCEU, LLC does not endorse any commercial products displayed in our courses.  Off-label medication use may be discussed in some courses. 

GeriCEU, LLC does not endorse off-label medication use, but it may be mentioned so the readers understand why some clinicians utilize medications off label.  

 If off label medication is discussed it will be clearly marked as off-label.