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The Nurse’s Role: Communication and Teaching Skills in Long-Term Care Part 2

presented by Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

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Financial: Cathy Wollman receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Cathy Wollman 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.

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 18 Minutes

This course will continue the evidence-based review of communication and teaching skills with older adults who reside in long-term care settings. The course will focus on the challenges of teaching frail older adults and will include key principles of learning for the development of individualized plans of care. Effective teaching tools, presentation skills, and assessment of the learning environment will be included in this course. Health literacy will be defined and its effect on teaching and learning will be reviewed. Communication that supports the ability of the older adult to understand and use health information is a professional, legal, and ethical responsibility for nurses in long-term care.

Meet Your Instructor

Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

Dr. Wollman has been an educator and clinician for more than 35 years. She has worked as a gerontologic nurse practitioner at multiple sites of care across the health care system. She also served as director of senior health for a large health system and the coordinator of the nurse practitioner program for more than…

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1. Teaching Strategies With Frail Older Adults

This chapter will focus on planning and implementing effective teaching strategies for use with frail older adults. The chapter will include an assessment of unique teaching challenges in long-term care and implementation of strategies to create individualized teaching plans. Health literacy will be defined with a review of its significance in teaching and learning.

2. Health Literacy With Frail Older Adults

The effects of health literacy as it relates to teaching and learning with older adults will be discussed. Health literacy will be defined and its impact on older adults will be examined. Universal precautions are recommended to enhance communication and teaching sessions.

3. Print and Audiovisual Educational Materials

This chapter will focus on choosing written or visual handouts appropriate for the individual’s ability to read and comprehend. Materials that compensate for decline in sensory or cognitive processing in older adults will be discussed and demonstrated.

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