People with cognitive impairment struggle with poor intellectual functioning and have difficulty communicating and understanding what others are saying to them. Confusion sets in and they can become disoriented to person, place, situation and time. While each person is unique, those who are cognitively impaired lack organized thought processes and the ability to establish progressive personal goals. Working with a client who has a significant degree of cognitive impairment can be difficult. When caring for someone who is confused, uncooperative, and aggressive, it is important for healthcare workers to recognize the client is doing the best that he/she can.
Upon completion of this course (Communicating With The Cognitively Impaired Resident), you will be able to:
- Identify two possible causes of cognitive impairment.
- Identify aspects of non-verbal and verbal communication.
- Identify two key approaches that can be used when working with the client with cognitive impairment.
- Identify why people with cognitive impairment may act aggressively.
Contact Hours : 2 Hours
CE Broker Course ID: 20-349678 (We automatically report to the CE Broker system)
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Biologix Solutions LLC is an accredited provider of continuing education by Florida Board of Nursing and District of Columbia Board of Nursing.
CE Broker Provider ID: 50-12950 CE Broker Reporting Within 24 Hours