Geriatric Care (APRN)

Geriatric Care (APRN)

by Charles Vega, MD, Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Geriatric care focuses on addressing the unique healthcare needs of older adults, encompassing aspects such as promoting healthy aging, managing chronic conditions, and providing specialized care tailored to the physical, psychological, and social changes associated with aging.

As primary care providers, nurse practitioners must possess expertise in geriatric care to effectively manage complex medical conditions, address geriatric syndromes, ensure appropriate medication management, and provide holistic care that enhances the overall well-being and quality of life of older adults.

Students should have a foundation in principles important to the profession of nursing and a thorough understanding of physiology, pharmacology, and assessment.

Course Details

  • Videos 8
  • Duration 0:38 h
  • Quiz questions 27
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course Geriatric Care (APRN)

 Charles Vega, MD

Charles Vega, MD

Dr. Charles Vega is the Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine in California, USA.
He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at UC Irvine. Currently, he is the Executive Director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community.
Due to his achievements, he earned a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Vega teaches courses on Family Medicine.

 Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Dr. Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma, USA.
She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016.
Due to her achievements, she has earned numerous teaching awards. She teaches nursing students how to use the science of cognitive learning to maximize their study effectiveness.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Lawes is the Director of Nursing Education Programs, and teaches courses on Pharmacology (Nursing), Medical Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology.

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By Fernando A. on 06. March 2018 for Cognitive Decline among Older Adults

Great sequence of screening, diagnostics, treatment and care. Good use of audiovisual support.

Very yield informations
By Reynoldine N. on 17. December 2017 for Caring for Older Adults

Excellent teaching method! So easy to learn and retain the topics!