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Geriatrics Block: Communication

Course Description

In Geriatrics Block: Communication, you will learn about the proper ways to communicate with geriatric patients. You’ll learn about causes and signs of hearing loss and aphasia and how to recognize both in patients. You will discover how to effectively and properly communicate with older patients, including those who have hearing loss or aphasia. Challenges that commonly arise in communications between nursing home staff and EMS personnel will also be discussed. You’ll learn about methods to avoid confrontational interaction, and will be able to identify ways to communicate effectively with nursing home staff to provide timely and appropriate medical care.