With the population of older adults rapidly increasing, the importance of understanding both physical and cognitive age-related changes common to this group is vital to all health care professionals interacting and providing daily care to the elderly. This course presents an excellent overview as well as specific medical conditions and issues of elderly patients. Treatments, drug interactions, and assessments involving the elderly are discussed. Psychological interventions are also explored and effective treatments in this area are examined. A valuable course offering a wide range of information for both first responders and health care facility professionals. Course Objectives:
1. Learn key trends and facts surrounding the growth of the aging populations. Explore medical conditions and issues surrounding the physical and cognitive age-related changes of older adults.
2. Recognize, understand, and explain proven and effective techniques for use in a wide variety of assessments and tests.
3. Describe interventions and older adult issues.Sections:
Section 1 – Overview and understanding changing elderly demographics (2 CEH)
Section 2 – Medical conditions and issues, physical and cognitive changes (2 CEH)
Section 3 – Elderly assessments, and psychological interventions and issues of concern working with the elderly (2 CEH)
Total amount of continuing education credits 6
Course available through 15 Feb 2013