Common Conditions in the Older Adult, Part 1
Purpose: This course focuses on common conditions 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. The course begins with an overview of geriatric assessment.
Then it goes into medical conditions seen in geriatric patients including hypertension, heart failure, gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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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 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.
Identify three essential
factors related to the assessment of the geriatric patient.
List one physiological
change for each major body system in the older adult.
Identify five risks
associated with hypertension.
List five common drugs used
to treat hypertension and their major side effects.
Identify five signs and
symptoms suggestive of heart failure.
List three treatments used
to manage heart failure.
List three common and three
worrisome signs and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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.