Topic 10: Caring for the Older Adult (Mentored CE 2016)
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Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this session, you will be able to:
- Describe how acute illness may present differently in an older versus younger adult.
- Describe age-related changes that may increase the incidence of adverse drug effects.
- Identify nursing interventions to enhance care of the acutely ill patient with dementia.
Barbara Albertson, MN, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse Educator, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center