Nursing: Basic Principles in the Care of the Older Adult
17.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

Nurses who work with older adults have special skills, qualities, and versatility. Whether being an advocate, an educator, or an effective communicator, the nurse can help the older adult live their highest quality of life. This course explores the opportunities and challenges nurses face when trying to meet a patient’s emotional and physical needs including advocacy, staying aware of the latest research, understanding the rights of older adults, providing clear communication, and being a motivator. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify five personal qualities that enhance the relationship of the nurse with older adult patients.
  • Apply person-first language usage when referring to older adults.
  • Discuss the need for being an advocate when working with older adults.
  • List five rights of older adults in various healthcare settings.

Note: This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Nursing Care of the Older Adult, 3rd Edition (N21671).


About the Author:
Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN

Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN, is the clinical coordinator for the Hill Country Mission for Health, where she oversees all clinical activities and all patient care. A nurse for 38 years, her clinical experiences include medical-surgical nursing, rehabilitation nursing, and geriatric nursing. Dr. Lehman is licensed in the state of Texas as a registered nurse (RN) and as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in medical-surgical nursing. She is also board certified as a rehabilitation nurse, a gerontological nurse, and a CNS. Dr. Lehman is the immediate past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), editor and author of the associations Rehabilitation Nursing Core Curriculum, 7th Edition, and was the chair of the Data Safety Management Board for the Strong Star Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD research studies on post-traumatic stress disorder, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2016). 
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Basic Principles in the Care of the Older Adult - N48992

17.95
About the Course

Nurses who work with older adults have special skills, qualities, and versatility. Whether being an advocate, an educator, or an effective communicator, the nurse can help the older adult live their highest quality of life. This course explores the opportunities and challenges nurses face when trying to meet a patient’s emotional and physical needs including advocacy, staying aware of the latest research, understanding the rights of older adults, providing clear communication, and being a motivator. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify five personal qualities that enhance the relationship of the nurse with older adult patients.
  • Apply person-first language usage when referring to older adults.
  • Discuss the need for being an advocate when working with older adults.
  • List five rights of older adults in various healthcare settings.

Note: This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Nursing Care of the Older Adult, 3rd Edition (N21671).


About the Author:
Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN

Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN, is the clinical coordinator for the Hill Country Mission for Health, where she oversees all clinical activities and all patient care. A nurse for 38 years, her clinical experiences include medical-surgical nursing, rehabilitation nursing, and geriatric nursing. Dr. Lehman is licensed in the state of Texas as a registered nurse (RN) and as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in medical-surgical nursing. She is also board certified as a rehabilitation nurse, a gerontological nurse, and a CNS. Dr. Lehman is the immediate past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), editor and author of the associations Rehabilitation Nursing Core Curriculum, 7th Edition, and was the chair of the Data Safety Management Board for the Strong Star Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD research studies on post-traumatic stress disorder, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2016).