GeriCEU, LLC provides online continuing education courses to nurses focusing on geriatric issues with special attention to the long-term care setting. This website allows nurses to view courses, take exams and print their certificates from the comfort of their homes. We offer quality material at an affordable price and have discount packages.

 

 

Common Syndromes seen in the Elderly

 

 Purpose: This course focuses on common syndromes 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. It provides an overview of delirium, falls, medication management and weight loss.

 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 four causes of delirium.

2.    Discuss common assessment findings associated with delirium.

3.    Discuss treatment options in delirium.

4.    Identify five risk factors associated with falls.

5.    List four steps in the assessment of a resident who has frequent falls.

6.    List five interventions used in the management of falls.

7.    Differentiate between drug interactions, medication errors and medication side effects.

8.    List four common complications of medications used in the geriatric patients.

9.    List five common causes of weight loss in the nursing home resident.

10. Identify three steps in the evaluation of a nursing home resident with weight loss.

11. List five interventions in the nursing home resident who presents with weight loss.


 

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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.