The John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing at Penn State
Participants of this online Continuing Education course receive one free nursing contact hour. This course assesses the challenges of limited resources and socioeconomic complexities as elders transition from home settings to various levels of care. Participants will learn to describe the symptoms which signal the need for placement in an assisted living or extended care facility and to identify skills that facilitate transition to long term care. Thus reducing the risk of trauma to the patient and family and lessening the risk of failure in the new care setting.
Assess the challenges of limited resources and socioeconomic complexities as elders transition from home settings to various levels of care.
Describe symptoms that signal the need for placement in an assisted living or extended care facility.
Identify skills that facilitate transition to long term care for elders and families.
This CE is one in a series of Continuing Education Online courses being offered through the Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing. In partnership with the Penn State University Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, 3 courses in the series are being offered at no charge. These courses are: Research Applications: Delivering Mouth Care to Persons with Dementia, Transition of Elders to Extended Care Facilities, and Delirium. The Penn State University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurse Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To view the rest of the series, please visit http://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/nursing-portal/courses.html
To view this CE, you will need high speed internet access and speakers.
To register for this course:
Scroll through page and find course, TRANSITION OF ELDERS TO EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES, NURS 6004. Click “Register” and proceed to “Checkout.”
Enter the first name of the registrant as requested. “Select” and “Add” the course.
If you are not a Penn State student, “Proceed Without Logging In.” Enter email address to receive your receipt. Complete “Participant Setup” and “Create a New Account.” Then click “Check Out.”
You will receive a receipt indicating that you have registered for the course and providing a link to access the course online though the ANGEL course management system.
A second email will be sent to you with a userid and password to access the Angel online course system. Log in and your course can be accessed under “My Groups.”