N282 – Nursing Care of Older People
Nursing care focusing on chronic conditions of older persons including rehabilitative, palliative, hospice, and end-of-life care.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Discuss the concepts and models on chronic care, ethical concerns, and practice settings.
- Analyze supportive care in terms of rehabilitative, palliative, hospice and end-of-life care.
- Demonstrate skill in performing comprehensive geriatric assessment
- Apply nursing process in the care of older persons with geriatric syndromes and chronic conditions.
- Demonstrate clinical decision-making skills using evidence-based information
- Plan with the patient and the family the support system needed to enhance care.
- Demonstrate dedication and compassion in providing nursing care.
Module 1 – Introduction to Chronic Care
- Burden of chronic diseases
- Chronic illness models • Practice settings
- Ethical concerns
- Elder abuse
- Allocation of resources
Module 2 – Nursing Care Process
- Comprehensive geriatric assessment
- Functional assessment
- Cognitive assessment
- Social assessment
- Frailty and Geriatric Syndromes
- Impaired cognition
- Impaired skin integrity
- Impaired vision and hearing
- Imbalance nutrition
- Care of Older Clients with Chronic Conditions
- Cardiovascular problem
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
- Diabetes mellitus
- Neuro-degenerative diseases
- Support system
- Care of the caregivers
- Health education
Module 3 – Supportive Care
- End of life
Clinical Practicum: 24 hours