The Aging Process

The Aging Process 

The purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals and caregivers with basic information on how the growing aging population will affect clinical practice. Topics presented include physiological and cognitive changes related to aging, fall risk, and interventions that foster successful aging and enhance quality of life.

$30.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-PAC-0-AP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 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


New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

This course awards 1.25 contact hours upon successful completion.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-AP
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Explain the physiological changes associated with aging
Describe how physical activity and dietary interventions foster successful aging
Contrast cognitive changes related to aging and changes related to disease processes.
Assess individuals for fall risk and note strategies to promote safety.
Describe cultural biases associated with age and training to improve sensitivity.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About this Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Physiological Changes

Trends in Aging

Cardiovascular System

Respiratory System

Genitourinary System

Gastrointestinal System

Musculoskeletal System

Nervous System

Integumentary System

Vision

Hearing

Smell and Taste

Review

Summary

Section 3: Cognitive Changes versus Neurological Disorders

Cognitive Changes in Aging

Delirium and Neurodegenerative Disease

Difficult Behaviors

Review

Summary

Section 4: Fall Risk

Fall Statistics

Risk Factors

Falls Risk Assessment

Review

Summary

Section 5: Foster Successful Aging

Physical Activity

Nutritional Status

Malnutrition

Mobility, Cognitive Stimulation, and Successful Aging

Review

Summary

Section 6: Cultural Biases

Cultural Competence and Sensitivity Training

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Instructor: Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN
Susan Heinzerling began her nursing career as a Med/Surg nurse. Renal patients in acute care, with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing where she began as Hospice Admissions Nurse and later became a Hospice RN Case Manager. Susan has practiced hospice nursing in both a large, urban area and in a rural setting. Susan earned a B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a Ph.D. Candidate in Immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidenced-based practices. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN 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: Administrators; 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.
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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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