Assessment of the Older Adult
To enable Registered Nurses to further develop their knowledge and skills in the assessment of the older adult and to integrate knowledge of normal processes and pathophysiology to nursing practice.
Utilise a recognised framework to undertake a focussed health history to determine and conduct the relevant physical examination required.
Critically analyse assessment findings, to prioritise nursing interventions and timely referrals to other health professionals.
Critically reflect on the professional role of the nurse when working with older adults requiring an acute health assessment.