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Geriatric Emergencies

Course Details:

  • Category: Patient Care
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All Employees

Course Overview: With an increasing aging society it is important for healthcare professionals to recognize the different needs that geriatric patients may have to be able to promote the best care possible. This training provides an overview of different geriatric emergencies that may be encountered while working with geriatric patients.

Training Includes:

  • Demographics
  • Common Chronic Illnesses
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Aging
  • Assessing Elderly Patients

Complicating Factors

  • Variability
  • Response to Illness
  • Multiple Pathology
  • Altered Illness and Injury Presentation
  • Communication Problems
  • Polypharmacy

Specific Problems

  • Respiratory Illness
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Dementia and Delirium
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Psychiatric Disorders

  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Toxicology and Pharmacology
  • Increased Risk Factors of Injury and Trauma
  • Geriatric Abuse and Neglect