Elderly Nursing Care Program
The 3-day education program is developed to provide the registered nurses with the knowledge and tools to manage effectively the physical and mental health needs of older people in healthcare settings, home, and aged care facilities.
The course emphasizes the roles and responsibilities of geriatric nurses and how to assess, implement treatment plans, administer medications, and educate patients and families. In addition, the nurses will learn the key measures and strategies to deliver efficient nursing care, maintain elderly people mobility, independence, and quality of life. The program is CME accredited.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
1-Describe the role and responsibilities of the gerontological nurse.
2-Recognize ethical and legal issues related to care for older persons.
3-Discuss the roles and benefits of interdisciplinary team in caring for older persons.
4-Discuss physiologic changes associated with the ageing process.
5-Recognize and manage common health problems of older persons including geriatric syndromes.
6-Perform assessment of functional, physical, cognitive, psychological, social, and spiritual status of older persons by using appropriate tools.
7-Identify strategies to maximize physical and mental health function.
8-Explain the risks, safety, and management of medications for older adults.
9-Discuss risk factors and assessment strategies for falls prevention and home safety.
10-Implement effective strategies in pain management and palliative care.
11-Communicate effectively, respectfully, and compassionately with older adults and their families.
Who Should Attend:
- Medical Surgical Nurses
- Graduate Nurses
- Clinical educators
- Primary Health care nurses
- Home care nurses
- CME hours
- Certificate of Attendance