Anxiety in Older AdultsCourse Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this learning activity the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate an increase in knowledge of and screening for anxiety in older adults as evidenced by passing the final exam with a score of 80% or greater at the end of the on-line learning activity.
Recognizing an anxiety disorder in an elderly person poses challenges due to the physical and mental changes in aging that can mask or impede its discovery. This class is designed to increase your knowledge of anxiety, its signs and symptoms as well as methods to address and treat anxiety and anxiety disorders in your client. Timely detection and implementation of appropriate, evidence-based treatment options can have a positive impact on the older adults quality of life, helping them cope more effectively or overcome their anxiety.
This is a self-paced course with optional knowledge check quizzes after each lesson. These non-graded quizzes allow you to check your understanding of the lesson objectives before proceeding to the next lesson. After the final lesson you will be required to take the final exam. You must score 80% or higher to pass the course and complete the evaluation in order to obtain a certificate of completion.
- Explain the impact of anxiety and anxiety disorders as a disease
- Describe the incidence, symptoms and effects of anxiety in the older adult
- Identify pre-disposing factors for anxiety in the older adult
- Describe evidence based anxiety assessment tools and methods
- Outline treatment methods to cope with or eliminate anxiety
1 Contact Hour: based on 60 minute
The estimated time for completion for this activity is 1 hour(s).
This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of Registered Nurses. It may also meet the continuing education requirements of healthcare professionals such as Licensed Practical Nurses, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.
Kathy L. Richie, RN, BSN; Beth Schoenfeld, RN, MSN, CCP
As required by ANCC, this course will be reviewed and updated or discontinued on or before May 22, 2023
HLC Institution ID:1399
Provider Approval Number: WICEAP-0149-007
Commercial Support: This course was developed in accordance with ANCC Commercial Support Guidelines. No commercial support was accepted for the development of this course.
Mitigation of Relevant Financial Relationships: No planners or faculty have any financial relationships (with companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients) that are relevant to the content of this educational activity.
Beth Schoenfeld - RN MSN CCP
Beth is a Registered Nurse, with a Masters in Nursing with a clinical focus in Gerontology from the University of Evansville in Indiana. The majority of Beth's nursing career has been in home health care, working in both education and administration. Beth is also certified as a Chronic Disease Professional Health Coach (CCP) and has developed this program.
Tom Davis - PhD MS LMFT
Tom is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years private practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy. He has taught classes, workshops and seminars on aging, grief and human development for over 30 years and coordinated graduate programs in counseling psychology for the University of San Francisco. He has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and Ph.D. in Sociology. Tom currently teaches Psychology and Sociology at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, MN.
Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection. Retention of the materials for longer than the class term, unauthorized further dissemination of the materials, or use of copyrighted materials in any way other than intended for this class is prohibited by Copyright and Teach Act laws.
This course was developed with Rochester Community and Technical College's Center for Business and Workforce Education Division located in Rochester Minnesota.