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Talking With Your Older Patient 5 NBCC Hours

ACEonline, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6994.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  ACEonline, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of programs.

Price:

$30

NBCC Hours:  
5

Registration Requirements

To register for this course, you will be asked to create an account on our website using your name and email address.  Once you have created an account, you will be asked to review and agree to terms and conditions, and then be prompted to make a payment through PayPal.

 

After your payment has processed, you will receive an email with login instructions.  Once you login, you will be asked to create a profile with your name, address, email, phone number, and professional license number.  If you do not have a professional license number, you may enter your driver's license or state identification number.

Authors/Contributors

National Institute on Aging. (October 2008; Reprinted September 2011). Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health Publication No. 08-7105 

Course Description

The subject matter in this course is "directly and primarily related to" the NBCC Content Area, Human Growth and Development, which has been specified by the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy as acceptable content to qualify for NBCC continuing education credit.  This course is available for ACEP home study and offers 5 NBCC Hours.

 

This course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached handbook designed to introduce and/or reinforce communication skills essential in caring for older patients and their families.  The handbook offers practical techniques and approaches to help with diagnosis, promote treatment adherence, make more efficient use of clinicians’ time, and increase patient and provider satisfaction.

 

In Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook, Participants will consider health care perceptions common among older people.  Next, Participants will learn how to respectfully and effectively communicate with older people.  Additionally, Participants will explore different interviewing techniques helpful with various needs of older patients.  Also, Participants will identify the benefits of regular exercise and good nutrition for older patients.  Next, Participants will learn techniques for approaching sensitive subjects with older patients and will be provided with resources for more information and support.  Additionally, Participants will explore ways to educate patients and families and connect them with community resources and services.  Also, Patients will become familiar with strategies for delivering bad news to older patients.  Next, Participants will understand how to tailor questions and treatment plans to meet diverse patients’ needs.  Additionally, Participants will consider how to communicate effectively with families and caregivers.  Finally, Participants will learn how to talk with patients and caregivers about a diagnosis.

Learning Objectives
  • To be familiar with common health care perceptions amongst older people

  • To comprehend how to communicate and interview older patients

  • To learn about the benefits of regular exercise and good nutrition for older people

  • To understand how to approach sensitive subjects with older patients

  • To learn how to educate and provide resources and services to patients and families

  • To be familiar with strategies for delivering bad news to older patients 

  • To learn how diversity should be considered in framing questions and treatment plans

  • To understand how to communicate with families and caregivers and effectively communicate a diagnosis