Dementia: Nursing Evaluation and Care

Dementia: Nursing Evaluation and Care 

The care of a person with dementia requires you to have a wide range of skills and knowledge. To provide the best care, you must be able to identify unique problems, strengths, and needs among those with dementia. Gathering this valuable information then requires you to develop an effective plan of care that directs the implementation of high quality, person-centered care. This course draws on a wide range of resources to create an evidence-based nursing assessment to be utilized when caring for those with dementia. If you are an LPN taking this course, it is important to remember that you are NOT allowed to assess but rather can collect data. In this course, the use of any form of the term assess also refers to the collection of data.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-PAC-0-DNEC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.20 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

1.25 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 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 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

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-DNEC
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the components of an evaluation for a person with dementia.
Develop an effective plan of care using gathered assessment data.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

A.    About This Course

B.    Learning Objectives

Section 2: Person-Centered Plan of Care

A.    Components of the Person-Centered Plan of Care

B.    Gather Information

C.    Life Story

D.    Advance Care Planning

E.    Caregiver's Experience

F.    Review

G.    Summary

Section 3: Cognitive Assessment

A.    Cognitive Function

B.    Attention, Orientation, and Memory

C.    Language

D.    Executive Functioning

E.    Standardized Tools

F.    Behavior

G.    Behavior: Neuropsychiatric Inventory

H.    Behavioral Interventions

I.    Mood and Affect

J.    Review

K.    Summary

Section 4: Health Status

A.    Chronic Conditions

B.    Diabetes

C.    Cerebrovascular Disease

D.    Pain

E.    Focused Physical Assessment

F.    Nutrition and Hydration

G.    Liberalizing the Diet

H.    Dysphagia and Aspiration

I.    Review

J.    Summary

Section 5: Safety and Functional Assessment

A.    Safety

B.    Medications

C.    Medication Safety

D.    Wandering

E.    Wandering Interventions

F.    Activities of Daily Living Assessment

G.    Bristol Activities of Daily Living

H.    ADL Interventions

I.    Review

J.    Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

A.    Summary

B.    Course Contributor

C.    Resources

D.    References

E.    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: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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