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.

 

 

Common Conditions in the Older Adult, Part 2

 

 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. This course provides an overview of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis.  It looks at each condition’s pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, treatment and nursing implications.    

 

 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 three complications and the prevention of those complications associated with diabetes.

2.    Recognize three treatment goals and interventions for diabetes in the geriatric patient.

3.    List five risk factors and causes of osteoporosis.

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

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

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

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

 

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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.