"This one-day seminar provides an in-depth discussion of essential aspects of caring for the geriatric patient. Physiologic changes with aging are correlated with physical assessment findings as well as side effects of common drugs used in the aging population. An emphasis on neurologic function includes peripheral neuropathies, dementia and delirium, movement disorders and the special senses. Type 2 diabetes and thyroid dysfunction are covered in the Endocrine System. Reproductive changes are gender specific and include causes of erectile dysfunction in the male and menopausal changes in the female. Cardiovascular diseases include coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis as well as hypertension and CHF. Respiratory function briefly covers COPD and other age related changes in lung function. The effect of NSAIDS in the GI system is emphasized as are the common causes of constipation in the elderly population. The effect of a decreased glomerular filtration rate and drug excretion is correlated with side effects and drug toxicity. This lecture is presented in Barb's characteristically humorous fashion and is a must for anyone working with and caring for Geriatric patients. It truly is a "GEM" of a lecture." -- Barb Bancroft website.
Contents: Part 1. What is delirium? (29 min. 30 sec.) -- pt.2. Delirium in health care settings: Acute care (18 min.) -- Residential care (19 min.) -- Home and community (23 min.) -- Delirium at end of life (4 min.)
This package contains an interactive educational CD ROM and an educational DVD. The information provided is based on over 10 years of research into improving bathing for persons with dementia.
Topics covered include: Person-centered techniques - simple practical approaches to making showering, tub bathing, in-room bathing, and hair washing more comfortable / bathing equipment and supplies - new products to use so bathing is easier and more convenient, with web links / Facility bathing policies - methods of changing policies to promote person-centered care / Federal nursing home regulations - key issues to help facility staff better understand expectations and comply with regulations
Separate tracks are available for nurses, nursing assistants, nursing home administrators, surveyors, ombudspersons and home care givers.
This training program provides solutions to a variety of real life problems experienced by older adults and their care providers. Both video and printed materials are designed for nurses, nursing assistants, and other professional and paraprofessional health care providers.
"A training video with supportive printed materials" - Cover
Printed materials by Marianne Smith, Kathleen C. Buckwalter
Video co-produced by Terra Nova Films, Inc. and Abbe, Inc.