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This online continuing nurse education course has been designed to promote optimal nursing care for geriatric patients by providing current concepts that uphold safe nursing practice in this patient population. This course is applicable to all nursing practice settings in which elderly patients are served. This course provides 2 contact hours of continuing education and is accredited for nurses in all states.
This CNE course meets the continuing education requirements set forth in the Texas Board of Nursing Rules. These rules state that all nurses whose practice includes older adults or geriatric populations must complete at least two contact hours related to the older adult or geriatric care every licensure renewal cycle. These contact hours are included in the required 20 contact hours per licensure renewal cycle per the Texas Board of Nursing. Other states may or may not have a specific requirement for course content related to geriatric care.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Age Related Changes/Diseases of the Elderly
Chapter 3: Health Maintenance and Promotion in the Elderly
Chapter 4: End of Life Issues
Chapter 5: Elder Abuse
Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.Read Full Bio