Foundations Module 4.2: Rehabilitation in Older Adults
This course includes one recorded video. You will need to review all of this course content, then receive a 70% or higher passing grade on a quiz, and lastly complete an evaluation to receive your certificate and complete this course. You will have access to this course for 1 year, starting on the purchase date.
The United States population is aging at a rapid pace. By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be older than age 65, and by 2030 the number of people 65 or older will increase to 70 million. What this tells us is that there will be a steadily increasing need for rehabilitation nursing care for older adults as the 21st century progresses. This program will increase your rehab nursing knowledge specific to older adults including theories of aging, the pertinent physiological aspects of aging, and interventions and goals applicable to geriatric rehabilitation.
- Identify theories of aging
- Discuss physiological aspects of aging that may contribute to functional limitations
- Identify special considerations for older adults in rehabilitation settings
- Identify goals of geriatric rehabilitation
- Describe nursing interventions that promote restorative care
Tracey Connolly is the Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. She has worked in rehabilitation nursing for 14 years, and has worked on numerous projects with the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Tracey is a board member of ARN Michigan, and is an active member of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals and the American Nurses Association- Michigan.
Presence or absence of conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content: No conflict of interest exists for any individual in a position to control the content of this educational activity.
Notice of requirements to receive contact hours:
.75 Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded for individuals who participate in the full activity and complete the post-evaluation for the activity. The ability to view or accept credit for this product expires on 7/2/2024.
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- 0.75 CNEANCC The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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