Summary of Current Course Content Knowledge

Through interaction with your instructor and classmates, you will explore the course material and be provided with the best opportunity for objective and competency mastery.  To begin this class, review the course objectives for each Topic, and then answer the following questions as this will help guide your instructor for course instruction. Topic 1: Cultural Competence And Spirituality In Health Promotion And MaintenanceWhich weekly objectives do you have prior knowledge of and to what extent?Which weekly objectives do you have no prior knowledge of?What course-related topics would you like to discuss with your instructor and classmates?  What questions or concerns do you have about this course? COURSE OBJECTIVES TOPIC 1 Objectives:Discuss the role of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in providing health promotion and disease prevention interventions.Discuss the role of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in providing health maintenance.Describe how different cultures define health.Explain cultural factors that may affect patient and families’ attitudes towards health maintenance.Evaluate how one’s personal worldview influences attitudes and beliefs towards health maintenance.Topic 2: Health Promotion In The Adult Gerontology PatientObjectives:Discuss the role of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in providing patient education and the impact of education on health promotion.Discuss the effects of health education barriers as they relate to diagnosis and health promotion.Topic 3: Disease Prevention In The Adult Gerontology PatientObjectives:Identify functional and dysfunctional health patterns as they relate to diagnosis and disease prevention interventions.Discuss planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing interventions that prevent diseases.Select methods for providing health promotion and disease prevention education to patient populations.Apply the CDC guidelines for immunization scheduling across a lifespan.Topic 4: Risk AssessmentObjectives:Identify risk assessment for patient treatment and care.Determine how risk factors influence diagnoses related to health promotion and disease interventions.Identify risk factors for specific demographics to aid in diagnosis.Topic 5: CAM Research And EvaluationObjectives:Identify complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) resources and guidelines related to patient care in the acute care environment.Evaluate the safety and effectiveness of complementary and alternative therapies.Identify common interactions of alternative and nonpharmecutical medications with prescribed medications.Discuss cultural considerations and factors that may affect patients’ decisions regarding their treatment plans and care.Topic 6: Quality IndicatorsObjectives:Identify quality indicators and how they affect a patient’s treatment plan.Discuss the relationship between quality indicators and the application of evidence-based practice within in the hospital setting.Apply various quality indicators to patient health and treatment plans within and outside of the hospital setting.Topic 7: Advanced Directives And Living WillsDiscuss the role of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in facilitating and implementing family decisions related to health maintenance or end-of-life care.Analyze the legal and ethical obligations of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner related to living wills, advanced directives, and other patient and family decision making regarding end-of-life care.Assess personal decisions related to end-of-life care.Topic 8: Transition From The Hospital SettingObjectives:Identify community and health system endeavors to manage a patient population.Incorporate a patient-specific chronic disease into the development of a patient population plan of care.Determine the future opportunities for population health management.