NURS4160-B Nurs Care Of The Aging Adult (Spring 2022)

Course Details

Session, Dates: 5 (03/07/2022 - 04/29/2022)
Days: M
Time: 02:15 - 04:05 pm
Location: Moon Campus
Room: Scaife Hall 15
Seats Available: No Seats 1 Waiting
Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will emphasize a holistic approach to managing the nursing care of older adults using the curricular guidelines from American Association of Colleges of Nursing as a framework. The prevention and/or management of geriatric syndromes will incorporate the knowledge of normal physiological and psychological changes of aging, the application of age-appropriate assessment skills, and the identification of health promotion strategies to foster maintenance and independence. The importance of effective communication to facilitate ethical decision-making will be addressed, as well as the utilization of family, community, governmental, and inter-professional resources related to care of the older adult. Regulatory agencies, healthcare law, policy and advocacy will be explored within the context of patient quality and safety. The importance of integrating research into practice to improve outcomes for the geriatric population will also be emphasized.

Prerequisite: NURS4020 2 Credits

About the Instructor(s)

Carl A. Ross, Ph.D., CRNP, CNE
University Professor of Nursing
Nursing

Coordinator, DNP Program
DNP Nursing Program

Coordinator, Nicaragua Programs
Nursing

ross@rmu.edu
412-397-6809 phone
412-397-3277 fax
Scaife Hall 129
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