Advance Care Planning for Geriatric Patients (2022)
Advance Care Planning for Geriatric Patients
Supporting decisions at the end of life with advance care planning is an important aspect of patient care for geriatric patients. Explore what an advance care plan is, the importance of having one, and how it is beneficial for the geriatric patient, as well as their family and caregivers.

Explore the following topics related to advance care planning:
• Key facts about advance care planning and end of life care
• Advance care planning goals
• Palliative care vs. hospice
• Key terms, concepts, and documents used in advance care planning
• Communication
• Supporting the development of advance care plans
• Transitions of care

What’s included:
eLearning course with milestone practice tests, and a downloadable companion eHandbook and fact sheet.

Continuing Education credits: 2 CEUs G/A/C

Learning Objectives:
• Define advance care planning and describe who it benefits
• Describe the goals of advance care planning
• Identify the differences between palliative care and hospice
• Define key advance care planning terms and concepts.
• Recognize various documents related to advance care planning.
• Discuss how an advance care plan is developed
• Discuss the essential elements of effective communication with patient and family who are developing an advance care plan
• Describe the transitions of care
• Trace the steps of the patient journey for developing an advance care plan
• Describe barriers to developing an advance care plan

Members - $50
Nonmembers - $75

One retake on the exam is allowed.

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Want to earn the Assessment-Based Certificate in Geriatrics? Learners who’ve passed all four individual courses of the ABC-G Program can request the final exam for the entire ABC-G Program by emailing at no additional cost. Requests will be processed in approximately three to five business days. If the learner passes the final exam, they will have earned the Assessment-Based Certificate in Geriatrics.

Availability: On-Demand
Access expires 14 days after start
Cost: Member: $50.00
Nonmember: $75.00
CEU Offered:
2 General CEUs
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