Week 6: Caring for the Older Adult (July 14-July 20, 2014)
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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.
Barbara Albertson, MN, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse Educator, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center