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CD: Gerontology Nursing CD-03: Nursing Interventions
No. Competency Item NAC DEV COM DTE EXC
CD-03-01 Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and clinical judgment to the nursing process during the provision of daily care to the geriatric client.
  Demonstrate ability to apply pharmacological principles in the safe administration of medication including:          
  • assess specific needs, weight, age, and health issues of the client
  • CD-03-03
  • monitor and teach self medication program
  • CD-03-04
  • prepare medications for client to take on day / night pass
  • CD-03-05
  • recognize drug interactions, toxic effects, and non-compliance.
  •   Demonstrate knowledge and ability to meet the nutritional special needs of the elderly such as:          
  • adapt feeding techniques to the elderly
  • CD-03-07
  • adjust for the decrease in smell, taste and sight
  • CD-03-08
  • assess need for adaptive devices
  • CD-03-09
  • assess swallowing ability
  • CD-03-10
  • assess the nutritional needs of a client
  • CD-03-11
  • communicate and document effective feeding techniques
  • CD-03-12
  • cultural and religious influences
  • CD-03-13
  • note allergies
  • CD-03-14
  • provide extra nutritional supplements
  • CD-03-15
  • recognize importance of environment during meals.
  •   Demonstrate knowledge and ability to consult and / or refer to other appropriate specialists such as:          
  • dietician
  • CD-03-17
  • speech / language pathologist
  • CD-03-18
  • physical therapist
  • CD-03-19
  • social worker.
  •   Demonstrate knowledge and ability to meet the elimination needs in the elderly:          
  • assess clients individual elimination needs
  • CD-03-21
  • provide bladder and bowel retraining
  • CD-03-22
  • demonstrate patience and understanding
  • CD-03-23
  • initiate appropriate interventions
  • CD-03-24
  • maintain client privacy and dignity
  • CD-03-25
  • observe signs and symptoms unique to the elderly
  • CD-03-26
  • provide client and family teaching
  • CD-03-27
  • recognize the special needs of the cognitively impaired.
  •   Demonstrate knowledge and ability to perform skin and wound care such as:          
  • prevent skin breakdown through positioning, skin care, hygiene, and nutrition
  • CD-03-29
  • assess wound, exudate, characteristics and stage of healing
  • CD-03-30
  • identify cause of the wound
  • CD-03-31
  • observe for signs of infection
  • CD-03-32
  • select and apply appropriate wound dressings
  • CD-03-33
  • recognize when to seek advice from wound care specialist / other health professional.
  • CD-03-34 Demonstrate ability to provide comfort measures and pain management.
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