Attention Nurses and Nursing Students! Mark your calendars for the April continuing education series, Young at Heart, sponsored by South University and conducted by Nurse.com—available at no cost to you! Young at Heart will focus on important gerontology topics related to the social, psychological, cognitive and biological aspects of aging.
Dr. Kim Kuebler, DNP, assistant program director and faculty member at South University, Online Programs in the College of Nursing and Public Health, will also participate in the conversation, offering her expert knowledge on each topic and weighing in on South University’s related educational expertise.
Save the date for these three live webinars to be held April 13, April 16 and April 20.
1. Signs of Aging and Geriatric Warning Signs
Our senses and other physiological processes undergo changes as we age. Some are seen as a normal part of the aging process. However, some changes can be improved with or warant further treatment. Do you know how to differentiate between expected age-related changes and treatable conditions that once addressed can enhance quality of life in the geriatric population? Join this webinar to discuss changes related to aging and physiological processes.
2. What is Delirium? An In-Depth Look at Identifying and Managing Delirium in the Geriatric Population
Delirium, a serious condition, can be a sign that another pathophysiologic process is in effect. Can you differentiate between memory loss and delirium? What are the links between delirium and overmedication, polypharmacy, the postoperative phase, and infectious processes? How and where does “sundowning” fit into the conversation? Bolster your understanding of delirium and how to help your patients experiencing this condition.
3. Physical Activity and Exercise
Staying active and maintaining or increasing functional ability is an important and significant goal for many as we age. What does the research say about the benefits of physical activity and exercise in the senior population? Can we promote better balance and decrease risk of falls, increase stamina and decrease loss of muscle mass, and increase flexibility and decrease loss of range of motion? Join this webinar and become motivated to inspire others to “move” for their health!
RSVP at http://topics.nurse.com/youngatheart for our Continuing Education series today!