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111 - Normal Aging vs. Pathological Aging: Do You Know the Difference?

‐ Sep 27, 2013 11:30am

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.

Accreditation Statement:

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.


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