Older adults often present to the hospital with multiple complex co-morbidities, so medical-surgical nurses have a duty to be knowledgeable in caring for this population. This session discusses how certain conditions are common and preventative and may signal a need for a thorough assessment. The importance of nurses being able to differentiate normal aging from pathological aging is also explored.
Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Describe two physiological changes experienced with aging.
Discuss two nursing considerations associated with age-related changes.