Nursing: Prevention and Rehabilitation in the Older Adult

11.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

Nurses play an integral role in the prevention of illness and in providing rehabilitative therapies as well as a regular exercise regime to achieve and maintain the maximum level of functioning in the older adult. This course examines the importance of preventative measures, such as immunization; explores the various roles within an interprofessional rehabilitation team, such as pathologists, therapists, and physiatrists; and explores the importance of regular exercise for the older adult.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of immunization in the older population.
  • Differentiate among the different principles of rehabilitation.
  • Compare the various roles of the interprofessional team members for the rehabilitation of the older adult.
  • Evaluate which physical activities may be used in promoting wellness in the older adult.

About the Author:
Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN 

Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN, is the clinical coordinator for the Hill Country Mission for Health, where she oversees all clinical activities and all patient care. A nurse for 38 years, her clinical experiences include medical surgical nursing, rehabilitation nursing, and geriatric nursing. Dr. Lehman is licensed in the state of Texas as a registered nurse (RN) and as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in medical-surgical nursing. She is also board certified as a rehabilitation nurse, a gerontological nurse, and a CNS. Dr. Lehman is the immediate past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), editor and author of the ARN: Rehabilitation Nursing Core Curriculum, 7th Edition, and was the chair of the Data Safety Management Board for the Strong Star Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD research studies on post-traumatic stress disorder, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2016). 
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Prevention and Rehabilitation in the Older Adult - N49523

11.95
About the Course

Nurses play an integral role in the prevention of illness and in providing rehabilitative therapies as well as a regular exercise regime to achieve and maintain the maximum level of functioning in the older adult. This course examines the importance of preventative measures, such as immunization; explores the various roles within an interprofessional rehabilitation team, such as pathologists, therapists, and physiatrists; and explores the importance of regular exercise for the older adult.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of immunization in the older population.
  • Differentiate among the different principles of rehabilitation.
  • Compare the various roles of the interprofessional team members for the rehabilitation of the older adult.
  • Evaluate which physical activities may be used in promoting wellness in the older adult.

About the Author:
Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN 

Cheryl A. Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-BC, CRRN, is the clinical coordinator for the Hill Country Mission for Health, where she oversees all clinical activities and all patient care. A nurse for 38 years, her clinical experiences include medical surgical nursing, rehabilitation nursing, and geriatric nursing. Dr. Lehman is licensed in the state of Texas as a registered nurse (RN) and as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in medical-surgical nursing. She is also board certified as a rehabilitation nurse, a gerontological nurse, and a CNS. Dr. Lehman is the immediate past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), editor and author of the ARN: Rehabilitation Nursing Core Curriculum, 7th Edition, and was the chair of the Data Safety Management Board for the Strong Star Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD research studies on post-traumatic stress disorder, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2016).