This session explores essential concepts for the advanced practice geriatric nurse. The session focuses on the primary elements of those working with older adults, including atypical presentation of diseases, bimodal disease processes, and geriatric syndromes, and recognition of common psychiatric diseases in older adults.
Contact hours available until 10/3/2017.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty and Planners Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Facult and planners have no disclosures to declare.
Speaker: Melodee Harris discloses that she serves in a consultant capacity as Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative Project Director.
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and GAPNA.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
Objectives: 1. Distinguish amongst the three types of atypical presentation of illness in an older adult. 2. Identify common disease conditions unique in older adults or present differently than in younger adults. 3. Describe geriatric syndromes and assessment tools that practitioners can use in practice to aid in recognizing the severity of the syndrome in the individual patient. 4. List common psychiatric illnesses in older adults.