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This carefully designed module gives you some perspectives on aging. The outline format serves as a practical guide in identifying elderly emergencies with information and management given within each category. We hope this information is helpful and will provide a mechanism to deliver better patient care.
At the end of this course, student will be able to:
1. Identify various theories of aging: Describe ways to help the elderly adjust for visual deficits. Describe ways to help the elderly adjust for hearing deficits.
2. Identify changes with the elderly in the following: Senses, reproductive system, sexual activity, skin, endocrine system, infection and the immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, sleep patterns, and cognition.
3. Identify emergency treatment, assessment and care.