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How to Try This: Wandering in Hospitalized Older Adults
Authors: Meredeth Rowe PhD, RN, FAAN
Categories: Geriatrics
Specialties: Medical-Surgical
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Published: October 2008
Expires: 5/31/2015
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Purpose of Activity:
To instruct registered professional nurses in the use of three critical elements of prevention and action for patients with dementia who wander: accurate assessment of at-risk individuals, provision of intensive supervision, and implementation of a standardized search plan if a person with dementia is missing.
Learning Objectives:
After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

outline the background information helpful for understanding the need for assessing and intervening when patients with dementia wander.
plan the appropriate interventions for assessing and managing the risk of wandering in patients who have dementia.
Activity Steps:
Wandering in Hospitalized Older Adults: Identifying risk is the first step in this approach to preventing wandering in patients with dementia.
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