Healthy Aging Online Series: Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes

  • Open Enrollment Online Course

In the next half century, the older adult population in the United States is projected to more than double in size—from 31 million to 80 million. The Healthy Aging Online Series offers several free, self-paced, self-study online modules targeted to increase health professionals’ responsiveness and improve health care of healthy aging adults. The information provided may also be of interest and helpful to the general public.

The Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes module will enable the learner to identify and initiate interventions for managing geriatric syndromes.

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Course Details

Content includes: symptoms of geriatric syndromes, risk factors, assessment, and related conditions.

Module includes: voice-enhanced PowerPoint presentation, video, interactive learning activity, references, call to action, post-test, and evaluation.

Time required: approximately 45 minutes; can be completed at one time or in 15-20 minute segments taken at your own pace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify conditions associated with geriatric syndromes.
  • Describe interventions for identified conditions in older adults.
  • Identify the nurse’s role in managing geriatric syndromes.

Target Audience: Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, physicians, social workers, allied health professionals, family and friend caregivers.

About the Instructor

Margi J. Schultz

Margi J. Schultz, PhD, RN, CNE is Director of Nursing, GateWay Community College and Administrator, MaricopaNursing.  Dr. Schultz specializes in online education. She has extensive experience in nursing education, creation of learning modules, and articles related to leadership, critical thinking, ethics, communication, and nursing fundamentals.


This is an online open enrollment course. After registering, you can access the online course by clicking the 'My CE' tab and then following the 'Blackboard 1.0' link to the right of the course title under 'Courses I'm registered for'.

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