At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
Identify three (3) responsibilities of the nurse related to the assessment of the person living in the long-term care (LTC) setting.
Choose three (3) changes in a person’s condition that should be reported to the healthcare provider (HCP) as soon as possible.
Apply three (3) responses to emergency scenarios
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.
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.