Page 11 Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here Older Adult Care for Texas Nurses 2 Contact Hours Release Date: August 10, 2017 Expiration Date: August 10, 2020 Faculty Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her M.S. in nursing from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her most recent publications include The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence- Based Education. Content reviewer Susan Reese, MSN, RN-BC Audience The target audience for this education program is nurses who want to improve their knowledge of important concepts of older adult care, including elder abuse; age-related memory changes; and disease processes, including chronic conditions and end-of-life issues. Purpose statement The number of Americans 65 years of age and older is growing at a rapid pace. It is estimated that by 2030, the older adult population will represent almost 20% of the total population of the United States. It is essential that nurses be prepared to provide safe and appropriate care to older adults. This education program provides information on elder abuse; age-related memory changes; and disease processes, including chronic conditions and end-of-life issues. It meets the continuing education requirements mandated by the Texas Board of Nursing as they pertain to care of the older adult. Learning objectives Š Š Differentiate among the different types of elder abuse. Š Š Identify risk factors for elder abuse. Š Š Describe the reporting process for elder abuse. Š Š Describe the assessment process for elder abuse. Š Š Explain interventions to deal with elder abuse. Š Š Describe age-related memory and cognitive changes in older adults. Š Š Identify strategies to enhance memory and cognition in older adults. Š Š Describe strategies for dealing with behaviors associated with dementia. Š Š Describe ways to reduce impact of chronic conditions in the older adult population. Š Š Identify helpful end-of-life care strategies. How to receive credit ● ● Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. ● ● Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either: ○ ○ An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity. ○ ○ A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. ● ● Provide required personal information and payment information. ● ● Complete the MANDATORY Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation. ● ● Print your Certificate of Completion. Accreditations and approvals Elite is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Individual state nursing approvals In addition to states that accept ANCC, Elite is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by: Alabama, Provider #ABNP1418 (valid through March 1, 2021); California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15022; District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-4007; Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4007; Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4007; and Kentucky Board of Nursing, Provider #7-0076 (valid through December 31, 2019). ). This CE program satisfies the Massachusetts Board’s regulatory requirements as defined in 244 CMR5.00: Continuing Education. Activity director June D. Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN, Lead Nurse Planner Disclosures Resolution of Conflict of Interest In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity. Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.