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Best Practices for Care of Older Adults: Highlights and Summary From the PreconferenceNACNS National Conference, March 10, 2004, San Antonio, Tex

CLARK, ANGELA P. PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN, FAHA; BALDWIN, KATHLEEN PhD, RN, ANP, GNPCo-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS FOR THE GRANT

Continuing Education

The NACNS Grant Task Force thanks Sandra Driscoll, MSN, APRN,BC, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, and Shirley Travis, PhD, APRN,BC, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, for their assistance in planning this preconference.

Editor's Note: In 2004, we have published 6 articles for which 1 to 3 credit hours may be earned as part of a CNS's learning activities. Examination questions are provided at the end of this article for your consideration. See the answer/enrollment form after the article for additional information regarding the program.

This article has been designated for CE credit. A closed-book, multiple-choice examination follows this article, which tests your knowledge of the following objectives:

1. Distinguish myths from truths about older adults and identify common problems and disease processes experienced by this population.

2. Outline key principles of gerontological nursing and the role of the CNS in promoting best practices for older adults.

3. Evaluate assessment tools used in the management and diagnosis of disease processes in older adults and identify health behaviors, research findings, and demographic trends related to an aging population.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.