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Developmentally Appropriate Care of the Adult Patient

Healthcare professionals should be committed to providing quality patient care. In order to do so, they must understand a patient's age-specific:

  • Characteristics
  • Needs
  • Typical milestones and challenges

Understanding these features will enable you to better meet your patients' needs.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the term "competency"
  • Differentiate the needs, characteristics, and healthcare practices for the young, middle, and older adult as they relate to clinical care
  • Explain how to assess age-specific competencies in an ambulatory surgery center setting