Duration: CME/CE Points: Faculty:
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CME : 3

Hypothermia and Hyperthermia in the Elderly is organized by by RnCeus Interactive and will be held from Jun 29, 2018 - Jan 31, 2021.

The target audience for this medical event is Nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for elderly clients in any health care setting, including health care institutions and the home, who wish to increase their knowledge about hypothermia and hyperthermia in the elderly population. Any health care professional may use this course as a teaching aid for the purpose of patient/family education and as applicable to their continuing education. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours

Course Objectives:
• Recognize why elderly patients have changes in body temperature regulation that make them susceptible to both hypothermia and hyperthermia.
• State approximately how many elderly individuals die each year in the United States from hypothermia and hyperthermia
• Identify specific risk factors for hypothermia in the elderly.
• Describe signs and symptoms of hypothermia.
• Identify treatment measures for hypothermia.
• List ways in which the elderly and their families/caregivers can reduce the risk of hypothermia.
• Identify specific risk factors for hyperthermia in the elderly.
• Recognize 5 categories of drugs that can increase hyperthermia risk in elderly patients.
• Distinguish the characteristics of: heat cramps, heat edema, heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke
• Describe signs and symptoms of hyperthermia.
• Identify treatment for hyperthermia.
• List ways in which the elderly and their families/caregivers can reduce the risk of hyperthermia.

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

Target Audience

Cardiology

Fees

Activity Fee : USD $12.00
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Specialties

Cardiology

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