{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} How to Try This Video: SPICES: An Overall Assessment Tool


Fulmer SPICES, developed by Terry Fulmer, PhD, APRN, FAAN at New York University College of Nursing, is an efficient and effective tool for obtaining the information necessary to prevent health alterations in the older adult patient. This program demonstrates the SPICES assessment process, and describes how this framework translates across settings and can even be used after discharge to home. In addition, Dr. Fulmer provides some historical insight as to how our approach to care of older adults is moving from treating symptoms to preventing problems.

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize registered professional nurses with the SPICES model, an approach for caring for older adults.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the SPICES model.
  2. Discuss the use and benefits of the SPICES model.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 0.5 CH
  • DC - BON 0.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 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 Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia #50-1223. .
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Published: October 2007
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 6/8 (75%)
Authors: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN