Development and Age-Specific Considerations for Improving Perioperative Outcomes

Development and Age-Specific Considerations for Improving Perioperative Outcomes

Development and Age-Specific Considerations for Improving Perioperative Outcomes

Development and Age-Specific Considerations for Improving Perioperative Outcomes

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In this course, we will cover age-specific differences in our patients, decision-making assessments, care plan development, perioperative risk assessment tools, and conditions that can reduce patient’s decision-making abilities. Age-specific competencies are a set of skills that will help you provide care to your patient at their current stage of life. As individuals age, there are developmental stages that have a general correlation with age. Through this course, you will gain an understanding of each stage, and learn to take into consideration each patient’s individuality.

COURSE INFORMATION

60 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2019-12-19Updated 2019-12-19

Course Objectives

  • Identify age-specific competencies and how it requires an assessment of the patient’s decision-making capacity and abilities.
  • Describe the parts of a plan of care and how the Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS) provides a standardized communication tool in patient competency assessment.
  • Understand the techniques and clinical tools available to perform perioperative and postoperative assessments in patients of all ages,regardless of their needs, and according to AORN recommended pract

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