Topic 10: Caring for the Older Adult (Mentored CE 2017)

Photo of a caregiver holding the hand of an older adult.

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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Describe how acute illness may present differently in an older versus younger adult.
  2. Describe age-related changes that may increase the incidence of adverse drug effects. 
  3. Identify nursing interventions to enhance care of the acutely ill patient with dementia.

Additional Information

Course summary

Barbara Albertson, MN, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse Educator, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center

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