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Fall 2017
Oct 23, 2017
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NURS 246 - Care of the Older Adult
This course provides the student with an overview of nursing care of the older adult, incorporating nationally recognized evidence-based best practices. The philosophical and theoretical principles of aging, common acute and chronic illnesses of the over 65 age group and their effects on the older adult, normal physiologic changes of aging, and common assessment findings of the older adult are explored. Assessment, planning and evaluation of nursing interventions aimed at preserving functional ability, promoting well-being and preventing disease will be evaluated. Issues unique to this vulnerable population will be identified, such as decision-making about end of life care and cultural considerations that influence the older adult. Physical, psychological, cognitive, educational, financial, and social determinants of health in this age group will be explored. 

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

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