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The Nurse's Role With Frail Older Adults Part 1

presented by Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

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Financial: Cathy Wollman receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Cathy Wollman has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 41 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 13 Minutes

This course will provide an overview of long-term care and discuss the unique needs of older adults who reside in long-term care settings. The course will also focus on the nurse's role within those challenging settings. Demands on long-term care are growing as the needs of residents become increasingly complex and require a high level of professional care and support. The role of the nurse in long-term care is critical to ensure safe, competent, compassionate, and ethical care. This course summarizes the role of the nurse in long-term care, including coordination of care, provision of direct care, and quality care related to acute and chronic illness and disability in all stages of life.

Meet Your Instructor

Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

Dr. Wollman has been an educator and clinician for more than 35 years. She has worked as a gerontologic nurse practitioner at multiple sites of care across the health care system. She also served as director of senior health for a large health system and the coordinator of the nurse practitioner program for more than…

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1. Overview of Long-Term Care Within the Continuum of Care

This chapter will provide an overview of long-term care within the continuum of care. Nursing staff will review the importance of policies, regulations, and payment systems for patients who reside in long-term care. Additional discussion will focus on palliative and hospice care in the long-term care setting.

2. Nursing Home Culture

This chapter will describe the demographics, common characteristics of nursing home residents, and a discussion of payment mechanisms for long-term care. There is also a review of quality of care and access to long-term care with a synopsis of positive culture change occurring within long-term care.

3. Aging Changes and Common Conditions in the Long-Term Care Setting

This chapter will focus on normal aging changes and the common geriatric conditions that nursing staff are required to assess and manage. Older adults commonly have multiple chronic conditions that contribute to complex and challenging care. The focus of this chapter will be on nursing’s support of functional ability and quality of life for residents.

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