The Aging Process (1 CEU)
- ECONOMICS OF AGING
With baby boomers living longer, Nurse Assistants are more likely to work with older adults in a Nursing home, acute hospitals or Assisted Living Facilities. Despite stereotypes, most of the older adults age well. Normal aging is associated with a reduction in functional reserve capacity in tissues and organs. At an advanced age, it is more common to see evidence of impaired homeostasis and response to external insults like illness or inflammation. Unfortunately, most older adults in advanced age will be ridden by chronic diseases.
After finishing this course, the Nurse Assistant will be able to;
- Identify the definition of aging.
- Identify body system changes caused by the aging process.
- Identify acute and chronic diseases that are common in older adults.
- Identify health issues that affect the elderly.
- Increase awareness and knowledge concerning various aspects of the normal aging process.
- Be able to challenge myths and misconceptions about old age.
- Have a positive aging approach for Nurse Assistants as they meet an older person
- Be able to identify the difference between normal aging and the diseases of aging.
Instructions for taking the course
To complete the course successfully, you must go through all the lessons below. You MUST mark each lesson as complete by clicking the MARK COMPLETE BUTTON. If you do not click the mark complete button, you will not be allowed to proceed to the next lesson. Please notice that all lessons have a minimum set amount of time that you are expected to spend on each lesson. You will not be allowed to Mark the Lesson Complete until the timer resets to zero; that is, until the minimum time set for the course has passed. For example, if lesson A has an allocated minimum time of 10 minutes, you will have to wait 10 minutes before you can mark Lesson A complete. The Mark Complete button for lesson A will be grayed out and will not become active until 10 minutes are over.
WARNINGIf you forget to click the Mark Complete button done, you will be prompted to go back to that lesson again and have to wait till the allocated timed minutes resets to zero again before the Mark Complete button becomes active. After all lessons are completed and they are Marked Completed, you will then be allowed to take the post test. If you successfully pass the quiz, you will earn CEU’s for this course and you can proceed to print out your certificate.