As the number of older adult patients cared for in acute and critical care units increases, factors such as illness, age, comorbidities and hospitalization can have harmful effects on their health. The evolving care requirements for this vulnerable population demands that clinicians be equipped with the latest evidence-based knowledge and skills.
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Optimizing Care for Acutely Ill Older Adults equips new and experienced nurses with the skills and knowledge to differentiate between illness and conditions of aging in an acute or critical care setting.
Throughout the course, learners develop the knowledge and skills needed to care for acutely ill older adults using real-world, patient-centered case studies. The course is divided into three modules built on one core principle: recognizing change to help patients maintain and regain function.Review Course Content
CE Hours Earned
CEs Expire March 1, 2021
Accreditation and Disclosures
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 4.00 contact hours.
AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.
Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.