UW School of Nursing

April 28, 2022

Med-Surg 365 | Caring for the Older Adult

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Image for UW Med-Surg 365 course.Med-Surg 365 | Caring for the Older Adult
On-Demand Program

Course Description

This module provides valuable tools for assessing and monitoring older patients under your nursing care, including tips on how to help an acutely ill patient with dementia feel at ease in the hospital setting.


Barbara Albertson, MN, RN-BC

Clinical Nurse Educator, UW Medicine/UW Medical Center

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe how acute illness may present differently in an older versus younger adult.
  2. Describe age-related changes that may increase the incidence of adverse drug effects.
  3. Identify nursing interventions to enhance care of the acutely ill patient with dementia.