Geriatric Symptom Assessment and Management

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Earn 1 continuing education contact hour for each module, or 4 contact hours for complete package.

Guides the user in performing a thorough and complete assessment to ensure quality outcomes. Creates an understanding of the differentiation between normal aging versus signs and symptoms that are indicative of a disease process to start any necessary symptom management procedures promptly. Prioritizes signs to look for based on symptoms and behavioral cues presented by the patient...

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Overview

Earn 1 continuing education contact hour for each module, or 4 contact hours for complete package.

Guides the user in performing a thorough and complete assessment to ensure quality outcomes. Creates an understanding of the differentiation between normal aging versus signs and symptoms that are indicative of a disease process to start any necessary symptom management procedures promptly. Prioritizes signs to look for based on symptoms and behavioral cues presented by the patient in order to assess symptoms by their importance. Determines if the patient's presentation of a symptom or sign requires an emergent, urgent, or nonurgent response to maintain efficiency. Details how to collect data from communication with impaired older adults to facilitate symptom assessment. Discusses common atypical presentations in the older adult and their significance to clarify the difference of variations from deviations. Relates pathophysiology of common symptoms and signs in the elderly to determine assessment strategies efficiently. Defines strategies for commonly presented symptoms in the elderly to develop proper symptom management. Identifies specific techniques to improve the effectiveness of patient/provider communication. Demonstrates clinical decision making to prioritize the patients' concerns and symptoms. Focuses on an assessment framework to teach management of the patient's symptoms. Enables self-directed training to adapt to the user's needs. Provides an up-to-date, in-house resource for more cost-effective training. Includes continuing education credit (up to 4 contact hours available) at no additional cost to assist the user with continuing education requirements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815126966
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32

Table of Contents

Module 1: Geriatric Symptom Assessment and Management: System Assessment and Framework · Module 2: Geriatric Symptom Assessment and Management: Cardiopulmonary · Module 3: Geriatric Symptom Assessment and Management: Gastrointestinal · Module 4: Geriatric Symptom Assessment and Management: Neuromuscular and Urinary
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