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NUR162 - Depression in the Elderly (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Participants will increase their understanding of the characteristics of depression in the elderly and what therapies are appropriate in treating it. Objectives: 1. List and discuss the different types of depression; 2. Identify risk factors and causes of depression in the elderly; 3. List symptoms of depression; 4. Discuss medication options used to treat depression in the elderly; 5. Discuss treatment modalities for depression in the elderly; 6. Explain caring for the patient with depression; 7. Explore current research into depression and the elderly. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.