Geriatric Care Special Needs Assessment


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Global life expectancy has been increasing, and so has the population of older patients. Due to multiple comorbidities, the geriatric population has special needs. This activity describes the evaluation of various domains of geriatric assessment and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the management of older patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the common presentation of geriatric patients.
  • Identify the unique features in the care of geriatric patients.
  • Summarize the management consideration of the older patients.
  • Outline how an interprofessional team can coordinate geriatric patients' coordinated evaluation and care to obtain the best outcomes.


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Continuing Education Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Method of Participation and Credit

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  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

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