Caring for the Older Adult Module

This education module will provide an overview of the anatomical and physiological differences between children and adults, and review the developmental stages that establish the basis for safe care. Topics covered include: family-centered care, parent present induction, anesthesia and positioning considerations, temperature regulation and pain management.


  • Identify key components of the perioperative pediatric assessment and plan of care.
  • Relate age-specific elements of the physiological and psychosocial perioperative assessment.
  • Relate appropriate prevention interventions used to address potential complications.
  • Identify the relationship between developmental stages and age-appropriate interventions.
  • Identify key components of the pediatric patient intra- and postoperative plan of care.
  • Cite three examples that demonstrate the differences in application of the Universal Protocol that are specific to the pediatric patient.
  • Identify age-appropriate and family-centered interventions during the intraoperative and postoperative phases.


AORN Members: $100

Standard Price: $100

Extension Fee 

This course is accessible for three (3) months from the date of enrollment. Should you require an extension, there is a $50 fee per month, with a maximum extension of three (3) months. Extension months must be consecutive. Please call Experience Services at 800-755-2676 to request an extension.

Contact Hours

Participants receive 1.7 Contact Hours/AEU* after completion of the course and evaluation. Contact hours for this course will expire June 30, 2017.


Denotes an Education Program approved for AEU credit by BASC Provider #0102. AEU credit available upon request only by calling Customer Service at 800-755-2676.

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