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Pamela Clark

Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.

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Class Accreditation

All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Nursing of the Geriatric Patient

Contact Hours: 2
Cost: $24.00

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Nursing of the Geriatric Patient
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This online continuing nurse education course has been designed to promote optimal nursing care for geriatric patients by providing current concepts that uphold safe nursing practice in this patient population. This course is applicable to all nursing practice settings in which elderly patients are served. This course provides 2 contact hours of continuing education and is accredited for nurses in all states.

This CNE course meets the continuing education requirements set forth in the Texas Board of Nursing Rules. These rules state that all nurses whose practice includes older adults or geriatric populations must complete at least two contact hours related to the older adult or geriatric care every licensure renewal cycle. These contact hours are included in the required 20 contact hours per licensure renewal cycle per the Texas Board of Nursing. Other states may or may not have a specific requirement for course content related to geriatric care. 


Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

1. Recognize at least 3 types of elder abuse
2. Identify at least 2 types of age related memory changes
3. Distinguish between age related and disease related memory changes
4. Demonstrate an understanding of age related physiological changes
5. Demonstrate an understanding of chronic diseases common in the elderly population
6. Demonstrate an understanding of medication metabolism in the elderly
7. Be able to discuss end of life issues


Chapter 1: Introduction 

Elderly patient population demographics

Chapter 2: Age Related Changes/Diseases of the Elderly

Cell Regeneration
The Cardiovascular System
The Respiratory System
The Endocrine System
The Immune System
The Gastrointestinal System
The Urinary System
The Integumentary System
Sensory Function
The Musculoskeletal System
The Nervous System
Depression in the Elderly
Medication Metabolism

Chapter 3: Health Maintenance and Promotion in the Elderly

Physical Activity
Cognitive Function
Other Preventive Therapies

Chapter 4: End of Life Issues

Advanced Directives
Comfort Care
Skin Issues
Digestive Issues
Temperature Sensitivity
Mental and Emotional Needs of the Dying
Spiritual Issues
Final Details

Chapter 5: Elder Abuse

Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Emotional Abuse