Baby boomers make up about 78 million Americans. As the oldest of them hits retirement age now, many have additional medical needs. The elderly need more health care resources than others. People aged 65 and older presently make up 12% of the population, but they account for the following percentages in health care services:
- 26% of physician office visits
- 35% of hospital stays
- 34% of prescriptions
- 38% of emergency medical responses
- 90% of nursing home use
The care of older people is a complex and skilled branch of health care. To be effective, nurses need to be knowledgeable, flexible, and positive in their interventions. This Clinical Conditions of the Older Adult series provides 17 clinical courses presented by Johns Hopkins experts covering common diagnoses and problems of older adults.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Chronic Persistent Pain
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Elder Abuse
- Heart Failure
- Parkinson's Disease
- Sleep Disorders
- Urinary Incontinence
Course Goal: to educate nurses, case managers, nurse navigators or other healthcare professionals in the care of the older adult.
Course Objectives: To provide an improved understanding of the diagnosis, management and treatment of clinical conditions of the older adult. The learner will demonstrate gained knowledge via the passing of each module quiz with a score of 80% or better.
Johns Hopkins Health System clinical staff and JHU School of Nursing faculty/students are welcome to take this series of courses free of charge. To access the coupon code, go to the JHH Nursing Intranet. If you are with JHHS or JHUSON, but aren't able to access the coupon, Contact us.
- Accreditation Statement: The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Statement of Contact Hours: This 17.0 contact hour educational activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board certified case managers with 17 clock hours of continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMC). Each module is worth 1.0 contact hour.
- Conflict of Interest: It is the policy of The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing to require our continuing nursing education program faculty and planning committee members to disclose any financial relationships with companies providing program funding or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed in the program. The planning committee and program faculty report that they do not have financial relationships with manufacturers of any commercial products they discuss in the program.
- Commercial Support: This educational activity has not received any form of commercial support.
- Non-Endorsement of Products: The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center does not endorse the use of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.