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 Issues in the Nursing Home

 

 Purpose: This course focuses on common conditions seen in geriatric patients especially in the nursing home and the nurse’s role in the management of these conditions, with consideration given to race and culture. The course begins with a look at Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis, heart failure and hypertension.

 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 4 contact hours can then be printed or saved. You will need to register before taking any exams. Registration is free.

 

Objectives

1.     Define the pathophysiology of parkinsonism.

2.     List four cardinal features of Parkinson’s disease.

3.     List three non-pharmacologic and three non-pharmacological options in the management of Parkinson’s disease.

4.     List five risk factors and causes of osteoporosis.

5.     Identify five interventions to reduce the risk of fractures in patients with osteoporosis.

6.     List three preventative and three treatment modalities for those with osteopenia and osteoporosis.

7.    List three causes of heart failure.

8.     Identify five signs and symptoms suggestive of heart failure.

9.    List three treatments used to manage heart failure.

10.    Identify five risks associated with hypertension.

11.    Identify five risks associated with hypertension.

12.    List five common drugs used to treat hypertension and their major side effects. Introductionize four steps in the work up for a patient diagnosed with hypertension.

 

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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.