Age Appropriate Care
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8 AM - 4 PM MST (M-F)
Faculty: Donna L Atherton RN, MSN, NP and Carol Pierini MA
Broaden your understanding of the current Joint Commission guidelines for age appropriate care.
Course includes a video and audio component with stand-alone exam
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- Review the characteristics and health care needs of the age groups.
- Identify the age groups from infant through older adult.
- Describe the guidelines set by the Joint Commission to provide care to patients of differing ages.
Table of Contents
Age Appropriate Care
Table of Contents:
- Age Appropriate Care
- Legal Notice
- Purpose and Learning Objectives
- Target Audience
- What is Age Appropriate Care?
- The Age Groups
- Developmental Challenges Across Life Span
- Developmental Challenges by Age Groups
- Developmental Challenges: Safety
- Developmental Challenges: Pharmacology
- Developmental Challenges: Nutrition & Hydration
- Age Related Implications for Health Care Providers
- Health Care Delivery
- Age Appropriate Care Examples
- End of Course Quiz
Course Content Example 1:
What is Age Appropriate Care?
Age appropriate care is personal contact, interactions, and treatment provided to meet the special needs and behavior of specific patient age groups. Consideration must be given to the patient’s age, size, and development level and includes meeting physical and psychosocial needs.
All health care providers must take into account the developmental challenges facing their patients and adjust care accordingly.
Course Content Example 2:
Developmental Challenges: Safety
Why Safety concerns for children and adults?
- Lack of impulse control
- Lack of good judgement
- Intense curiosity
- Need to develop autonomy
- Cognitive impairment
- Sensory loss
- Degenerative changes of aginig
Course Content Example 3:
Health Care Delivery
Ability to participate in care is affected by age
- Decision-making usually placed on parent or legal guardian in case of a minor
- Older adult may be physically or cognitively impaired and unable to participate in decision making for his or her care
- Ensure language interpreters and translators
- Identify and address patient communication needs
- Language access is a very important concern
Note: The JC reports that 47 million people in the US speak a language other than English
Effective communication is a critical aspect of safe, quality patient care
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