presented by Kristen L. Mauk
Financial: Kristen Mauk receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She also currently serves as President, CEO, and consultant for Senior Care Central.
Non-Financial: Kristen Mauk has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN
Dr. Mauk has been a Professor of Nursing for many years. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was a Professor of Nursing at a large private university in Indiana for nearly 25 years, and there she held the first Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, a position dedicated to gerontological nursing. She…Read full bio
1. Normal Aging
Rehabilitation nurses need to recognize the normal physiological changes that occur with aging in order to detect subtle abnormalities that might be seen in older rehabilitation patients. This chapter covers the normal physical changes with the aging process.
2. Common Abnormalities of Aging and Impact on Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation nurses need to recognize common abnormalities that are often seen in older rehabilitation patients. This chapter briefly reviews common health conditions concomitantly seen in elderly rehabilitation patients and how they may impact the patient’s rehabilitation process.
3. Dealing with Geriatric Syndromes
Geriatric syndromes are those conditions that are not necessarily discrete diseases, but occur frequently in older adults. Issues such as falls, polypharmacy, pressure injuries, urinary incontinence and delirium are reviewed for their impact on the rehabilitation outcomes among older adults.