Adult  Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Test-Taking and Study Strategies for Success

Extensive Review of System-Specific Problems Across the Adult – Older Adult Age Spectrum

Certification Review/Clinical Update Continuing Education Course

  • Extensive course manual

 

Course Overview

Test-Taking and Study Strategies for Success

Extensive Review of System-Specific Problems Across the Adult – Older Adult Age Spectrum

  • Cardiovascular
  • Pulmonary
  • Endocrine
  • Neurological
  • Renal/genitourinary
  • GYN/STDs/STIs
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Immunology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
  • Psychiatric
  • Miscellaneous 

 

Psychosocial Health Issues

  • Violence
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Sexuality
  • Powerlessness
  • Altered mental status
  • Grief

 

Common Problems in Acute Care

  • Fever
  • Shock
  • Nutritional imbalances
  • Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances
  • Poisoning and drug toxicities
  • Pain (acute, chronic)  
  • Wound management
  • Infections (community, hospital, opportunistic)
  • Immobility
  • Palliative care (end-of-life, pain management)
  • Transplantation

 

Nurse Practitioner/Patient Relationship

  • Professional therapeutic relationships
  • Advanced directives
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Crisis intervention
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Patient autonomy
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity

 

Advanced Health/Physical Assessment and Diagnosis  Across the Adult – Older Adult Age Spectrum

  • Comprehensive health assessments
  • Patient risk analyses
  • Epidemiology
  • Screening exams
  • Differential diagnoses of complex acute, critical and chronic illnesses
  • Selecting and prioritizing invasive and noninvasive diagnostics
  • Diagnostic reasoning
  • Prioritization
  • Laboratory analyses
  • Health promotion considerations 

 

Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Adult – Older Adult Age Spectrum

Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics

  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • System-specific agents
  • Adverse events
  • Over-the-counter preparations
  • Drug interactions
  • Alternative therapies

 

Clinical Management

  • Integrating and applying evidence-based practice
  • Standards of care
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Management of acute, chronic, and complex conditions
  • Service consultation and/or referral
  • Documentation
  • Health promotion
  • Risk factor management
  • Patient teaching
  • Evaluating outcomes 

 

Health Care Delivery and Health Care Systems

  • Coordination of multidisciplinary care
  • Health care policy
  • Resource allocation
  • Negotiating and implementing the plan of care among providers
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Adult learning principles, coaching, and anticipatory guidance
  • Navigating the health care system on behalf of the patient
  • Federal and state regulations
  • Health care financing
  • Billing and coding
  • Reimbursement and third party payers
  • Access to care
  • Institutional, federal and state regulations
  • Continuous quality improvement and safety
  • Information technologies
  • Root cause analyses
  • Sentinel events
  • Conflict management
  • Error prevention

 

Professional Role

  • Scope of practice
  • Standards of practice
  • Credentialing
  • Privileging
  • Time management
  • Advocating for the patient
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Leadership roles
  • Billing and reimbursement
  • Peer review
  • Adult learning principles
  • Ethical principles
  • Legal principles
  • Patient abandonment
  • Confidentiality
  • Medical futility
  • Informed consent
  • Research methods
  • Evaluating evidence