Certification Review Includes

  • Advanced Health and Physical Assessment for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

    1. The goal of this module is to review the nurse practitioner's assessment of acute, chronic and critical physical conditions of the adult geriatric patient. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Discuss the components of a physical exam
      Describe the key components of conducting a full psychiatric and physical assessment
      Review the physical examination of each body system
      Identify at least 4 common physical changes in the elderly
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

    1. The goal of this module is to review the relationship between physiology and pathophysiology of specific diseases related to the aging processes. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Discuss various presentations of acute and chronic comorbidities
      Describe physiological responses to illness
      Review the main therapeutic principles for the management of acute, chronic and critical clinical conditions
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Cardiovascular Conditions

    1. The goal of this presentation is to review common cardiovascular conditions seen by the Nurse Practitioner in the adult gerontology acute care setting. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Correctly identify, diagnose, and classify each cardiovascular disorder utilizing appropriate diagnostic workup
      Identify appropriate criteria for admitting to the hospital
      Detail appropriate treatment interventions for each cardiac condition
      Discuss appropriate managed care interventions in the acute setting for cardiovascular disorders
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Endocrine Conditions

    1. The goal of this presentation is to review common endocrine disorders seen by the Nurse Practitioner in the adult gerontology acute care setting. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Review the pathophysiology of acute endocrine disorders in the acute care setting
      Detail treatment options for acute endocrine disorders in the acute care setting
      Discuss the management of chronic endocrine conditions while hospitalized
      Outline screening approaches for common endocrine disorders that can contribute to acute conditions
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions

    1. The goal of this presentation is to review common gastrointestinal conditions seen by the Nurse Practitioner in the adult gerontology acute care setting. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Review the principle components for conducting an abdominal assessment
      Discuss the presentation and management of gastrointestinal conditions commonly seen in the older adult
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Genitourinary and Reproductive Conditions

    1. The goal of this presentation is to review common genitourinary conditions seen by the Nurse Practitioner in the adult gerontology acute care setting. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Review the presentation of 4 infectious conditions of the genitourinary tract seen in the older male and female populations
      Discuss the presentation, diagnosis and management of 2 malignant conditions seen in the older male and female populations
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Hematopoietic, Oncological and Immunological Conditions

    1. The goal of this presentation is to review common hematopoietic, oncological and immunological disorders seen by the Nurse Practitioner in the adult gerontology acute care setting. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Formulate a differential diagnose for at least 3 hematopoietic, oncological and immunological conditions frequently seen in the acute care setting
      Describe the signs and symptoms and management goals for anemia and common bleeding disorders
      Discuss leukemia and multiple myelomas in the older adult population
      Review the signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Acute Rheumatic Fever and Botulism
      Discuss 2 types of skin cancer and their management
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Conditions

    1. The goal of this presentation is to review common musculoskeletal and integumentary conditions seen by the Nurse Practitioner in the adult gerontology acute care setting. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal and integumentary systems
      Review acute injuries and treatment of the musculoskeletal and integumentary system
      Identify medical complications and treatments associated with the musculoskeletal and integumentary system
      Determine strategies to prevent complications to the musculoskeletal and integumentary systems in the acute care setting
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Neurological and Psychological conditions

    1. The goal of this presentation is to review common neurological and psychological conditions seen by the Nurse Practitioner in the adult gerontology acute care setting. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Appropriately identify and manage neurological and psychiatric disorders in the acute care setting
      Discuss appropriate criteria for making a diagnosis
      Detail appropriate treatment interventions in the acute care setting
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pharmacology For The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

    1. The goal of this presentation is to review the most common drugs utilized in the acute care setting, proper use with common diagnoses, and principles of safe prescribing. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Identify commonly used drug classes
      Review the mechanism of action of each drug class
      Compare risk versus benefit of various medications
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Respiratory Conditions

    1. The goal of this presentation is to review common respiratory conditions seen by the Nurse Practitioner in the adult gerontology acute care setting. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Review the identification criteria for establishing a pulmonary diagnosis
      Identify appropriate workup criteria for admitting to the hospital
      Detail appropriate treatment interventions for each pulmonary disorder
      Identify appropriate managed care interventions in the acute setting for chronic pulmonary disorders
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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