This session explores why a geriatric preoperative assessment may be critical for the nurse practitioner caring for the preoperative and postoperative patient for developing an individualized plan of care, identifying special needs of the patient, instituting safety measures and proactive interventions, and preparing for discharge planning.
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, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no 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. Discuss the six principles of geriatric surgery. 2. Describe two factors influencing the preoperative assessment of the older surgical patient. 3. List the five elements of the Fried frailty phenotype assessment. 4. Synthesize the case presentation for a perioperative strategy that may be used to improve outcomes in the older surgical patient.