AORN Virtual Town Hall and Special Membership Meeting: February 23, 2016

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.


  • Recall the various physiological changes that take place in the older adult.
  • Translate the knowledge of these physiological changes into ideas for perioperative practice.
  • Discuss the different communication skills necessary for working with the older adult in the perioperative setting.
  • Verbalize intraoperative concerns with transferring and positioning the older adult.
  • Distinguish the differences in sensation of pain and pain management in the older adult.
  • Identify postoperative and discharge priorities after surgery.


AORN Members: $105

Standard Price: $105

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 1.8 Contact Hours/AEU* after completion of the course and evaluation. Contact hours for this course will expire January 9, 2018.


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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