Apr 10, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURB 4023 - Gerontology (3)

This course provides a foundation for nursing practice with older adults across the spectrum of health, illness, and care settings. The more subtle presentation of disease and the importance of functional and geriatric-specific assessment tools as well as an interdisciplinary approach to care is thoroughly discussed. There is an emphasis in this course on early recognition of the geriatric syndromes, preventing a downward spiral of disability, and facilitating function and quality of life for the older adult. ANA Gerontological Standards of Care, Institute of Medicine (IOM), and QSEN recommendations for improvements in quality and safety provide the framework for this course. Nurses successfully completing this course will be able to incorporate Best Practices for managing pain, falls, delirium, dementia, malnutrition, incontinence, and polypharmacy when caring for older adults.