Nursing: Geriatric Syndromes

22.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

Commonly found in the older adult population, geriatric syndromes are conditions that cannot be categorized as diseases and are multifactorial in causation. Geriatric syndromes cause significant morbidity and mortality in older adults who are at highest risk, such as those who have impaired cognition, function, and mobility (Kim & Miller, 2017). Falls, delirium, frailty, dizziness, and syncope are examples of geriatric syndromes, as well as pressure injury, malnutrition, sleep problems, urinary incontinence, iatrogenesis, the unintended, and adverse incidents. This course discusses how to differentiate among the various geriatric syndromes, identify risk factors for falls and prevention methods, compare pressure treatment strategies and outcomes, and recognize the nutritional risks and preventions for older adults.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define iatrogenesis and identify its causes and possible effects on the older adult.
  • Differentiate among the categories of urinary incontinence by cause and symptoms and select nursing interventions for the prevention and treatment of altered bowel elimination.
  • Compare strategies used to prevent and treat pressure injury and identify an appropriate intervention for physical functional impairment.
  • Describe the two types of risk factors involved in falls and identify three types of protein-calorie malnutrition prevalent in hospitalized patients and residents of skilled nursing facilities.

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, rehabilitation, and geriatric nursing. She is licensed in the state of Texas as a registered nurse and as a clinical nurse specialist in medical-surgical nursing. Dr. Lehman is also board certified as a rehabilitation nurse, a gerontological nurse, and a clinical nurse specialist. She is the immediate past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and the editor and author of the ARNs Rehabilitation Nursing Core Curriculum, 7th Edition textbook. Dr. Lehman 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 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2016). 
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Geriatric Syndromes - N47681

22.95
About the Course

Commonly found in the older adult population, geriatric syndromes are conditions that cannot be categorized as diseases and are multifactorial in causation. Geriatric syndromes cause significant morbidity and mortality in older adults who are at highest risk, such as those who have impaired cognition, function, and mobility (Kim & Miller, 2017). Falls, delirium, frailty, dizziness, and syncope are examples of geriatric syndromes, as well as pressure injury, malnutrition, sleep problems, urinary incontinence, iatrogenesis, the unintended, and adverse incidents. This course discusses how to differentiate among the various geriatric syndromes, identify risk factors for falls and prevention methods, compare pressure treatment strategies and outcomes, and recognize the nutritional risks and preventions for older adults.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define iatrogenesis and identify its causes and possible effects on the older adult.
  • Differentiate among the categories of urinary incontinence by cause and symptoms and select nursing interventions for the prevention and treatment of altered bowel elimination.
  • Compare strategies used to prevent and treat pressure injury and identify an appropriate intervention for physical functional impairment.
  • Describe the two types of risk factors involved in falls and identify three types of protein-calorie malnutrition prevalent in hospitalized patients and residents of skilled nursing facilities.

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, rehabilitation, and geriatric nursing. She is licensed in the state of Texas as a registered nurse and as a clinical nurse specialist in medical-surgical nursing. Dr. Lehman is also board certified as a rehabilitation nurse, a gerontological nurse, and a clinical nurse specialist. She is the immediate past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and the editor and author of the ARNs Rehabilitation Nursing Core Curriculum, 7th Edition textbook. Dr. Lehman 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 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2016).