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Developmentally Appropriate Care of the Adult Patient

This course has been designed to help ensure the developmentally appropriate care of each adult resident, by providing you with pertinent information on adults at different stages of life.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the term “competency” and explain the relationship between age‐specific competencies and developmentally appropriate care.
  • Discuss needs, characteristics, and related medical care practices for the:
    • Young adult
    • Middle adult
    • Older adult
  • Explain how age‐specific competencies are acquired and assessed.