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Reducing Agitation in Elders with Dementia

Reducing Agitation in Elders with Dementia

Reducing Agitation in Elders with Dementia

Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN, FAAN
on behalf of Sigma Theta Tau International

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Launch date: 21 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 27 May 2018

Reference: 173612

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EILEEN BOMBARDIER (8 Apr 2018)
well done
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CATHERINE PICCOLO (30 Apr 2018)
good class

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with knowledge on how to decrease and/or prevent the frequency and severity of agitated episodes in elders who are diagnosed with dementia.

Objectives

Objectives
Identify the negative impact of agitation on an elder with dementia, his/her family caregiver, and the nursing staff. Discuss the conceptual foundation for the effects of stress on persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias (ADRD) as postulated in the progressively lowered stress threshold (PLST) model. Discuss the mid-range theory that underlies the use of individualized music for the management of persons with ADRD. Identify assessment measures to determine the appropriateness of individualized music as an alternative intervention for the management of agitation. Identify the evidence-based protocol for implementing individualized music. Discuss the importance of including family in the planning of care.
Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN, FAAN
on behalf of Sigma Theta Tau International

Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN, FAAN is an ethnogeriatric specialist at Stanford University, Department of Medicine. Her focus of research is the management of problematic behaviors in persons with dementia and family caregiving issues. She developed and tested the middle-range theory of individualized music intervention for agitation. This work has led to the development of an evidence-based protocol for the use of individualized music as an alternative intervention for the management of problematic behaviors in persons with dementia.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.50 Hours

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EILEEN BOMBARDIER (8 Apr 2018)
well done
JAMIE POWERS (6 Feb 2018)
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CATHERINE PICCOLO (30 Apr 2018)
good class
EVELYN LAWAL (27 May 2018)
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kim agius (24 May 2018)
course was very interesting and effective evidence based research
MEGAN TAYLOR (18 Jan 2018)
i found the test portion confusing
MARY GREGG (13 Feb 2018)
I found this interesting
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