Geriatric Resource Nurse/PCT/NA 6-25-24
This class focuses on older adult assessment and practical interventions to improve patient care. Additionally, this training addresses a working knowledge of potentially inappropriate medications, physical, psychological, and psychosocial assessment skills, and common geriatric syndromes. An overview of dementia and challenging behavior is presented. For Registered Nurses, 6.0 ANCC credits will be provided.
Nurses, LPNs, PCTs, NAs are encouraged to attend.
Upon completion of this course, the learner will:
- Differentiate between normal and abnormal aging changes.
- Identify potentially inappropriate medications for older adults.
- Develop skills for older adult assessment and practical interventions to improve outcomes along the age continuum.
Melissa Jones, MSN, RN, GERO-BC, CDP
UPMC Mercy Geriatric Programmatic Nurse Specialist
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.0 contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professionals:
Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 6.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.00 Attendance