Nursing: Cardiopulmonary Comorbidities in the Older Adult

80.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course

The cardiopulmonary comorbidities that are present in the geriatric population greatly impact how health care professionals should treat these patients, including assessment, interventions, and recommendations. In order to have an in-depth understanding of geriatric cardiopulmonary pathologies, the health care professional must also have an understanding of the cardiopulmonary anatomy, the normal aging process, and how to differentiate normal aging from pathology.

This video course reviews all of these areas and discusses the most common cardiopulmonary pathologies seen in the geriatric population. The proper techniques to monitor vital signs, the use of functional assessments and treatment interventions are all explored. In addition, cardiopulmonary medications are reviewed to provide an understanding of the specific classes of drugs used for the pathologies discussed, their side effects and potential impact.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Identify normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system including blood flow, properties of the lungs, and the process of gas exchange.
  • Identify the cardiopulmonary changes that accompany the aging process.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD and identify 3 appropriate treatment interventions.
  • Identify the various types of pneumonia, risk factors for development of pneumonia, and treatment guidelines.
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of CHF and differentiate these between right and left side heart failure.
  • Identify the various types of CAD.
  • Identify the most common arrhythmias found in older adults.
  • Identify the two variations of heart valve disease.
  • Define HTN and describe the medical management of it.
  • Identify current evidence-based medications and common side effects of beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics.
  • Recognize normal and abnormal heart sounds heard through auscultation.
  • Identify 3 functional assessments commonly utilized in older adults with cardiopulmonary comorbidities.
  • Identify 3 benefits to exercise for older adults.
  • Recognize how to calculate target heart rates so that exercise can be properly prescribed.

About the Instructor
Suzanne Greenwalt, PT, DPT, CCS, GCS

Suzanne Greenwalt, a licensed physical therapist, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University and a Master in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, acute care and out-patient rehabilitation. Suzanne is a board-certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and a board-certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. She is an educator in two doctor of physical therapy programs and is an educator and mentor in a geriatric residency program.

This on-demand video course is presented by HomeCEU.
HomeCEU is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. HomeCEU is awarding the contact hours for this course.

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Cardiopulmonary Comorbidities in the Older Adult - N49227

80.00
About the Course

The cardiopulmonary comorbidities that are present in the geriatric population greatly impact how health care professionals should treat these patients, including assessment, interventions, and recommendations. In order to have an in-depth understanding of geriatric cardiopulmonary pathologies, the health care professional must also have an understanding of the cardiopulmonary anatomy, the normal aging process, and how to differentiate normal aging from pathology.

This video course reviews all of these areas and discusses the most common cardiopulmonary pathologies seen in the geriatric population. The proper techniques to monitor vital signs, the use of functional assessments and treatment interventions are all explored. In addition, cardiopulmonary medications are reviewed to provide an understanding of the specific classes of drugs used for the pathologies discussed, their side effects and potential impact.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Identify normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system including blood flow, properties of the lungs, and the process of gas exchange.
  • Identify the cardiopulmonary changes that accompany the aging process.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD and identify 3 appropriate treatment interventions.
  • Identify the various types of pneumonia, risk factors for development of pneumonia, and treatment guidelines.
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of CHF and differentiate these between right and left side heart failure.
  • Identify the various types of CAD.
  • Identify the most common arrhythmias found in older adults.
  • Identify the two variations of heart valve disease.
  • Define HTN and describe the medical management of it.
  • Identify current evidence-based medications and common side effects of beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics.
  • Recognize normal and abnormal heart sounds heard through auscultation.
  • Identify 3 functional assessments commonly utilized in older adults with cardiopulmonary comorbidities.
  • Identify 3 benefits to exercise for older adults.
  • Recognize how to calculate target heart rates so that exercise can be properly prescribed.

About the Instructor
Suzanne Greenwalt, PT, DPT, CCS, GCS

Suzanne Greenwalt, a licensed physical therapist, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University and a Master in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, acute care and out-patient rehabilitation. Suzanne is a board-certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and a board-certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. She is an educator in two doctor of physical therapy programs and is an educator and mentor in a geriatric residency program.

This on-demand video course is presented by HomeCEU.
HomeCEU is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. HomeCEU is awarding the contact hours for this course.