Week 9: Caring for the Older Adult (Med-Surg Onsite 2016)

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.
Course summary
Available: 
08/07/2015
Expires: 
04/14/2017

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

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