In the United States, the population of individuals sixty-five years of age or older is rapidly expanding. This trend creates the need for informed, competent health care professionals that are adequately equipped to care for the unique health concerns of older adults. This study focuses on the registered nurse's role in caring for these patients. The study assesses the knowledge of general principles of geriatric pharmacology of 100 registered nurses using a piloted questionnaire. From the collected data the study then examines if registered nurses are truly well-equipped to provide safe, competent care to older adults, and discusses how the nursing profession may move forward in its role as a patient advocate for these patients.
|Presenter:||Hannah Moyer (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||3 pm (Session IV)
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