If there is someone who can understand the mental and medical needs of elderly, then it has to be a geriatric nurse. It is said that age is the invention of many problems. When a person grows old, he/she experiences many issued related to health. Mostly, the issues are complex and it needs constant and long-term attention. Nurses who have specialized in geriatric nursing care cater to the medical issues very diligently. Given the health complication of elderly, there is no direct entry to this skilled position. You have to start as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), then go up the ladder to become a registered nurse (RN) and qualify by taking additional certification course to fit the bill.
Geriatric nursing and gerontological nursing are synonyms to each other. Both these terms are used according to the preferences of states. However, the main aim is to take medical and emotional care of the aged people no matter by which name this practice is refer to. Working with senior people needs maturity and good reflexes to figure out the rapid changes seen in patients’ health. In addition, it is also necessary to update patients’ families on any complex issues.
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