Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

 
Each home study package contains an extensive course manual,
a set of audio cds recording of Barkley & Associates' nurse
practitioner certification review so that you can study and 
listen at your own pace, and a 100-item DRT!

 
    • Commuting to work

    • At the gym

    • Working around the house
    • Taking a walk

    • On your iPod
  • All certification bodies accept AANP - approved CE to meet recertification requirements.














Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Home Study

 

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

Certification Review/Clinical Update Continuing Education Course

  • This program has been granted 16.25 contact hours of continuing education
  • Extensive course manual
  • Complete set of audio CD recordings of Barkley & Associates’ live course certification review
  • Free 100-item Diagnostic Readiness Test

 

Course Overview

 Test-taking and Study Strategies for Success

Clinical Assessment

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Comprehensive vs. problem-focused histories
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Differential diagnoses
  • Epidemiology
  • Health assessment
  • Laboratory analyses
  • Prioritization of care
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Referral/collaborative practice
  • Risk analysis
  • Screening methods


 Common Problems in Acute Care

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

 

Diagnosis and Clinical Management for Adults

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


 Extensive Review of System-Specific Health Problems

  • Cardiovascular
  • Genitourinary
  • Dermatological
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Hematological
  • Integumentary
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Psychosocial
  • Respiratory

 

Health Care Delivery and Health Care Systems

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

 

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Counseling patients
  • Diverse population considerations
  • Epidemiology
  • Evaluating outcomes
  • Growth and development considerations
  • Needs assessment
  • Patient and family teaching
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  • Risk analysis
  • Screening recommendations
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Up-to-date statistics

 

Nurse Practitioner/Patient Relationship

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

 

Pharmacologic management

  • Adverse events
  • Alternative therapies/herbal agents
  • Contraindications
  • Drug interactions
  • Drug monitoring recommendations
  • Over-the-counter preparations
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • System-specific agents
  • Side effects

 

Professional Role

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


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