Teaches how to utilize the emotional intelligence skills of social-awareness and relationship-management when providing patient care to improve communication and outcomes. **Part 2 CAN be taken independently of Part 1**1.0 CE Credit
Discusses the risk factors/causes for insomnia and other sleep disorders late in life, the detrimental effect sleep deprivation can have on an elderly person, and the research-supported strategies for getting a good night's sleep.1.0 CE Credit
Gain understanding into the assessment and treatment options for older adults who are struggling with substance abuse and explore ethical situations that may arise when approaching this delicate subject.1.0 CE Credit.
Identifies the prevalence of late life suicide, provides warning signs, risk factors, and addresses assessment methods and responses to enable the healthcare professional to better predict the individual risk for elderly patients.1.0 CE Credit .
Considers the latest findings on how to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, how to detect warning signs and symptoms, and how to provide ethical physical, psychological, and emotional treatment for the Alzheimer’s patient through all stages of the disease.3.0 CE Credits
Addresses one of the most pervasive and under-recognized problem in medicine: Low levels of health literacy (the ability to obtain, understand, and use health information). Changes in the Joint Commission regulations, the Plain Writing Act, and the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy will be discussed along with success stories regarding reduced rehospitalizations and patient compliance.1.0 CE Credit