In this interactive learning object, students answer multiple choice questions about medications, nursing implications, and client outcomes of gastrointestinal management. A correct answer gives the learner a square on a Tic-Tac-Toe board. The student may play against the computer or with one other person.
Learners read about the role of water, the basic physiology of water balance, and the effects of dehydration particularly on elderly clients. Tips for maintaining proper hydration are presented. In an interactive exercise, students calculate how much fluid a client needs based on his/her age, health, and weight.
In this interactive object, learners examine the characteristics of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. Students then describe the precautions to be aware of when working with clients who have arthritis and identify assistive devices that clients might use to prevent injuries at home.
Learners read definitions of terms related to legal, insurance, and advocacy issues regarding the elderly. At the end of the activity, learners test their knowledge in three matching exercises. Some of the programs and groups discussed are Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, long-term care insurance, OBRA, SSI, and CWAG.
In this interactive learning activity, learners explore factors that contribute to the aging process. Learners calculate their age based on biological, psychological, and social experiences. Further reflection allows the learner to consider options and assess issues that impact the aging process.