The Hospitalized Older Adult
by Instructor: Annette Kelly, PhD, MSN, ARNP; Instructor: Connie Goldsmith, MPA, RN; Instructor: Maureen Habel, MA, RN

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

By 2035, a projected 78 million people will be 65 years and older compared to only 76.7 million under the age of 18. In 2050, those aged 85 and over are projected to account for 4.5 percent of the U.S. population, up from 2.5 percent in 2030. In the U.S. there are now 2.2 centenarians per 10,000 people; by 2050, there will by 9.7 centenarians per 10,000 in the US. As a result, nurses and other healthcare professionals will care for an increasing percentage of hospitalized older adults. Hospitalization for older adults poses unique hazards, including an increased risk for adverse events, such as falls, infections, delirium and a decline in functional ability. Older hospitalized patients want to maintain the ability to perform the activities of daily living, which are essential to independent living. Those who care for hospitalized older adults should know how to protect them from adverse events and how to maintain and maximize each patient’s functional status.

About the Course Author

Annette Kelly, PhD, MSN, ARNP, is a research faculty member at Florida Southern College School of Nursing & Health Sciences and board president, Brain Fitness Club, Inc., an activity program for persons who live in the community with early memory loss. Kelly was the CEO of Central & North Florida Alzheimer's Association for 13 years and past graduate program director and older adult content specialist also at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Fla. Annette Kelly, PhD, MSN, ARNP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    1.00HOURS

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  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-719878
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 1.0 contact hours upon successful completion.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.00HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio CE Provider #: 50-290
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
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    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE533
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-10-09
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe research findings that have implications for improving care for the hospitalized older adult.; Identify risks associated with the hospitalization of older adults.; State ways that healthcare professionals as a team can recognize and prevent adverse events in hospitalized older adults.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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