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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present a study conducted to determine whether the complication-decreasing surgical post-acute unit (SPA), compared with a standard medical/surgical unit, had a similar impact for geriatric patients with rib fractures.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Recall the background information helpful for understanding the study of the impact of a SPA on geriatric patients with rib fractures.
  2. Summarize the results of the study.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: JTNO320A
Published: Mar/Apr 2020
Expires: 3/4/2022
Required Passing Score: 14/19 (73%)
Authors: Shridevi Singh, MD; Jody C. DiGiacomo, MD, FACS; L. D. George Angus, MD, FACS; Sara Cardozo-Stolberg, RN; Noam Gerber, MPH; Swapna Munnangi, PhD