Geriatric Care: Risk Factors and Chronic Conditions

Geriatric Care: Risk Factors and Chronic Conditions 

As aging progresses, chronic conditions are more likely to occur (Yancik et al., 2007). This is apparent as conditions such as arthritis, hypertension, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease primarily occur in older adults. As a healthcare professional who regularly cares for older adults, you likely rarely encounter an older adult without a chronic condition.

 

Unfortunately, however, chronic care management in older adults is an area where many clinicians struggle to understand and address gaps in their professional practice. The presence of multiple comorbidities has substantial impacts on an older adult's physical and mental well-being. Good chronic care management requires the clinician to understand what conditions are common in older adults and what common risk factors are related to multiple comorbidities as well as ways to mitigate these risks and provide care coordination. In this course you will learn about chronic conditions in older adults and their risk factors.



$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-GCRFCC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-GCRFCC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
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.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction




  1. About This Course

  2. Learning Objectives



Section 2: Chronic Conditions: An Overview




  1. Chronic Conditions Defined

  2. Prevalence of Chronic Conditions in Older Adults

  3. Mortality

  4. Comorbidities

  5. Risk Factors

  6. Clustering Risk Factors

  7. Quality of Life

  8. Geriatric Syndromes

  9. Case File: Ms. Jones

  10. Review

  11. Summary



Section 3: Chronic Conditions to Know




  1. Introduction

  2. The Big 3: Hypertension, Heart Disease, Diabetes

  3. Hypertension

  4. Heart Disease

  5. Diabetes

  6. Cancer

  7. Cerebrovascular Conditions

  8. Alzheimer’s Disease

  9. Chronic Respiratory Disease

  10. Chronic Kidney Disease

  11. Parkinson’s Disease

  12. Arthritis

  13. Depression

  14. Review

  15. Summary



Section 4: Management




  1. Chronic Care Management

  2. Your Role in CCM

  3. Mitigating Risk Factors

  4. Stress

  5. High Cholesterol

  6. Tobacco Use

  7. Physical Activity

  8. Diet and Nutrition

  9. Phytonutrients

  10. Helping Others with Diet

  11. Self-Management of Chronic Conditions

  12. Self-Management Support

  13. Review

  14. Summary



Section 5: Conclusion




  1. Summary

  2. Course Contributor

  3. Resources

  4. References

  5. Congratulations!


Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive 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. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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