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Recognizing and Reporting Changes in a Person's Condition: Nurses

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide for the learner a comprehensive look at any
significant changes from baseline that require immediate assessment, intervention, and notification.


$15.00

Additional Course Information

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify three (3) responsibilities of the nurse related to the assessment of the person living in the long-term care (LTC) setting.
  2. Choose three (3) changes in a person’s condition that should be reported to the healthcare provider (HCP) as soon as possible.
  3. Apply three (3) responses to emergency scenarios

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of
the nurses’ responsibility in recognizing and reporting significant changes in a resident’s condition by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.

Author

Lois Platt, MSN, RN

Ms. Platt has had extensive experience in a variety of health care settings, including as Staff Development Coordinator in a Long-Term Care facility. She also worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching a Certified Nursing Assistant Program. Prior to entering nursing education, Ms. Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a small Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska. Her work experience also includes staff and charge nurse positions on Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Units. Ms. Platt obtained a Diploma in nursing from Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

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Recognizing and Reporting Changes in a Person's Condition: Nurses

$15.00

Early detection and reporting of changes in a person's condition improves the quality of life for individuals living in LTC settings and can help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.  Nurses have a great professional and regulatory responsibility to notice and report any change in a person's condition.  This educational activity provides a comprehensive look While any significant at changes from baseline that require immediate assessment, intervention, and notification. 

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