Genetics in the Clinical Setting is organized by American Nurses Association (ANA).

CE Expiration: 10/01/2020

1.49 Contact Hours

Since 2003, when human genome sequencing was completed, much genetic information and technology has been introduced into healthcare, requiring nurses to understand and translate these concepts to patients. However, without a strong foundation in genetic facts, how do nurses know what’s important? How do we identify the red flags of inherited diseases, use a family assessment to recognize risk factors, develop a plan of care to educate patients, and ensure proper diagnosis?

This article explains basic genetic terminology and processes and describes assessment steps to help clinical nurses care for and manage patients at risk for inherited adult onset diseases.

Key Learning Outcomes:
• Recall key genetic processes. 
• Describe the essentials of a genetic assessment. 
• Discuss how nurses can integrate genetics into their clinical practice.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.