Frailty in Critical Care: Examining Implications for Clinical Practices
Frailty in Critical Care: Examining Implications for Clinical Practices is organized by American Association of Critical - Care Nurses (AACN) and will be held from May 31, 2018 - Jun 01, 2021.
Frailty refers to a state in which there is a loss of physiologic reserves, increasing the risk for adverse outcomes and complications during an acute or critical illness. Multiple factors including nutrition, cognitive function, physical activity and age contribute to frailty. Critical care nurses can use standardized tools to assess patient frailty and then plan their care to mitigate the risk for poor outcomes associated with this condition. This article discusses the concept of frailty including controversy about the definition, and includes a case study which demonstrates the application of assessment tools and the use of best practices to prevent complications.
• Describe the concept of frailty and its relationship to comorbidities and disability
• Compare the advantages and disadvantages of two tools for assessing frailty
• Discuss how geriatric best practices and communication skills can mitigate the impact of frailty on patient outcomes during hospital admission
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012 (60 min contact hour). AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing, California Provider number CEP01036 for 1.2 contact hours (50 min contact hour).
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