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’s
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.
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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
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List four causes of
Discuss common assessment
findings associated with delirium.
Discuss treatment options
Identify five risk factors
associated with falls.
List four steps in the
assessment of a resident who has frequent falls.
List five interventions
used in the management of falls.
Differentiate between drug
interactions, medication errors and medication side effects.
List four common
complications of medications used in the geriatric patients.
List five common causes of
weight loss in the nursing home resident.
Identify three steps in the
evaluation of a nursing home resident with weight loss.
List five interventions in
the nursing home resident who presents with weight loss.
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no commercial support or sponsorship for these activities.
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.