Course Code: REL-PAC-0-GCRFCC
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2021
Discuss the epidemiology of chronic conditions in older adults and their impact on quality of life and mortality.
Identify the most common chronic conditions in older adults and their associated risk factors.
List strategies to help older adults minimize risk factors for chronic conditions and self-manage chronic conditions.
Section 1: Introduction
- About This Course
- Learning Objectives
Section 2: Chronic Conditions: An Overview
- Chronic Conditions Defined
- Prevalence of Chronic Conditions in Older Adults
- Risk Factors
- Clustering Risk Factors
- Quality of Life
- Geriatric Syndromes
- Case File: Ms. Jones
Section 3: Chronic Conditions to Know
- The Big 3: Hypertension, Heart Disease, Diabetes
- Heart Disease
- Cerebrovascular Conditions
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic Respiratory Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
Section 4: Management
- Chronic Care Management
- Your Role in CCM
- Mitigating Risk Factors
- High Cholesterol
- Tobacco Use
- Physical Activity
- Diet and Nutrition
- Helping Others with Diet
- Self-Management of Chronic Conditions
- Self-Management Support
Section 5: Conclusion
- Course Contributor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program.
Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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