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Healthy Aging Online Series: Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes is a Course

Healthy Aging Online Series: Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes


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Full course description




Self-Paced 45 Minutes





What you'll learn:

In the next half century, the older adult population in the United States is projected to more than double in size—from 31 million to 80 million. The Healthy Aging Online Series will offer several free, self-paced, self-study online modules targeted to increase health professionals’ responsiveness and improve health care of healthy aging adults. The information provided may also be of interest and helpful to the general public.

The Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes module will enable the learner to identify and initiate interventions for managing geriatric syndromes.

Content includes: symptoms of geriatric syndromes, risk factors, assessment, and related conditions.

Module includes: voice-enhanced PowerPoint presentation, video, interactive learning activity, references, call to action, post-test, and evaluation.

Time required: approximately 45 minutes; can be completed at one time or in 15-20 minute segments taken at your own pace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify conditions associated with geriatric syndromes.
  • Describe interventions for identified conditions in older adults.
  • Identify the nurse’s role in managing geriatric syndromes.

Who is this course designed for:

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, physicians, social workers, allied health professionals, family and friend caregivers

About the instructor

Margi J. Schultz, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Dr. Margi J. Schultz, PhD, RN, CNE is Director of Nursing, GateWay Community College and Administrator, MaricopaNursing. Dr. Schultz specializes in online education. She has extensive experience in nursing education, creation of learning modules, and articles related to leadership, critical thinking, ethics, communication, and nursing fundamentals.