Caring for Patients with Special Needs Series


Increasingly, nurses in acute care hospitals are caring for patients who are admitted for a variety of conditions who present unique care challenges due to cognitive or sensory impairments. The goal of this three- part program is to provide nurses with the information they need to care for these patients safely, appropriately, and with dignity.

By 2030, over half of all Americans will be 65 years of age or older. The incidence of cognitive impairment from dementing conditions, such as Alzheimers Disease, as well as vision and hearing impairments, increases significantly with age. Without understanding how to manage the behavioral responses of a patient with dementia, acute care nursing staff can quickly become overwhelmed with care needs. Knowing how to respond to the needs of people with sensory impairment can ensure that these individuals receive individualized care that is safe and appropriate.  Nurses must also be informed of requirements for interpretation and communication adaptation that must by law be provided to persons with hearing impairments.

See below for a full list of programs included in this series.
Price: $897.00 USD

Product ID: CLP025
Media: DVD
Year: 2011
Duration: 61:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Special Interest
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Other Programs in this Series

Caring for Patients with Special Needs: Cognitive Impairment

OVERVIEW: Cognitive impairment can be caused by a variety of conditions, commonly Alzheimer's Disease, multi-infarct dementia, and post-traumatic brain injury. This program describes how symptomatic [...]

Released in 2011

Caring for Patients with Special Needs: Hearing Impairment

OVERVIEW: The common causes and symptoms of hearing loss are identified in this program and strategies for communicating with those with hearing impairment are demonstrated. In addition, methods [...]

Released in 2011

Caring for Patients with Special Needs: Visual Impairments

OVERVIEW: This program identifies common symptoms and causes of vision loss. It demonstrates practical strategies for teaching visually impaired individuals and assisting them to adapt to new [...]

Released in 2011


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