Nursing: Special Issues in Older Adults

11.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

As older adults age, there are unique problems facing this population. This course provides older adult care givers insights and data to help navigate the special issues that patients experience that do not fit clearly into any specific category. The first two - older adults in the LGBTQ  community and caring for patients with HIV/AIDS - are relatively new to the aging community. The well-known special issues covered - aging drivers and older adults with existing disabilities - have no clear answers to the age-related problems they present. The course reviews the risk factors, nursing care, assessment, and interventions for each of these special issues.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify three unique problems facing older adults in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community.
  • Examine current nursing assessment and care options for the older adult with HIV/AIDS.
  • Compare intervention options used by care givers to improve safety for older adults who drive.
  • Differentiate how older adults with early-onset disability age differently than those experiencing a new disability.

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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Special Issues in Older Adults - N49524

11.95
About the Course

As older adults age, there are unique problems facing this population. This course provides older adult care givers insights and data to help navigate the special issues that patients experience that do not fit clearly into any specific category. The first two - older adults in the LGBTQ  community and caring for patients with HIV/AIDS - are relatively new to the aging community. The well-known special issues covered - aging drivers and older adults with existing disabilities - have no clear answers to the age-related problems they present. The course reviews the risk factors, nursing care, assessment, and interventions for each of these special issues.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify three unique problems facing older adults in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community.
  • Examine current nursing assessment and care options for the older adult with HIV/AIDS.
  • Compare intervention options used by care givers to improve safety for older adults who drive.
  • Differentiate how older adults with early-onset disability age differently than those experiencing a new disability.

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).