Excelling in the Care of the Elderly, UofT Nursing – Jan 2018

by Admin on December 7, 2017

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January 20 – 21, 2018
This course is available in-person and via live-webcast!

Course Description
Expert knowledge and the provision of skillful care for the elderly have become essential components of practice in both acute and primary care. This two day course, designed by nurse practitioners specialized in the field of geriatric care, will increase your confidence and improve the depth and breadth of your knowledge in geriatric care. The course will address the relevant pathophysiology, assessment, clinical reasoning, and management of multiple geriatric conditions with a focus on mobility, mood & cognition, and common conundrums such as continence, sleep disturbances and wound management. Key topics will include advanced health assessment, capacity assessment, best diagnostic and prescribing practices, and resources for day to day practice.
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:
1. Describe the components of a comprehensive health assessment of the older adult.
2. Identify evidence informed practices in the care of the elderly related to mobility, and mood & cognition, including dementia spectrums.
3. Discuss therapeutic approaches to the management of common conundrums such as sleep disturbance, continence, and would management.
4. Employ best practices in prescribing and diagnostics for the elderly.

Audience
Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
Adult Nurse Practitioners
Advanced Practice Nurses
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Nurse Educators/Faculty
Registered Nurses specializing in geriatrics

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