Chronic Disease in Long-term Care: Dementia, Diabetes and GERD
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 geriatric assessment; then the course
will look at multiple chronic diseases including: dementia, diabetes,
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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.
1. Identify three essential factors related to the
assessment of the geriatric patient.
2. List one physiological change for each major body
system in the older adult.
3. Compare and contrast three different types of dementia.
4. List five interventions useful in the management
of a demented patient.
5. List three complications and the prevention of those
complications associated with diabetes.
6. Recognize three treatment goals and interventions for
diabetes in the geriatric patient.
7. List three common and three worrisome signs and
symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
8. Identify the role of treatment of GERD on the
prevention of complications.
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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.