Frailty Certification Certified Nursing Assistants
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Those of you taking this Frailty Certification course will be on the cutting edge of new models of care where risk and benefit are identified for each patient and their expectations and priorities are addressed in light of their degree of risk and potential benefits from healthcare decisions they make. This will benefit you professionally and that, in turn, will bring benefit to your patients.  The curriculum has been designed to provide information on frailty and the associated impact of frailty on chronically ill people in a variety of settings. This course is approximately 2 hours in length.

Upon completion of the program, the CNA will be able to:
1. Define frailty and identify contributing factors for frailty
2. Discuss the outcomes associated with increasing frailty
3. Identify “red flags” of frailty to report
4. Understand common barriers to communication with frail residents
5. Be able to develop approaches to manage declining patients

Curriculum Outline For the Certified Nursing Assistant
1. Introduction
2. Pre-Test
3. Frailty Defined and Illustrated
4. Post-Test
5. Frailty Screening and Measurement
6. Frailty Syndromes
7. Case Studies
8. Case Presentation Harrison
9. Deficit-Driven Care
10. Communicating with Frail Residents
11. Barriers to Communication
12. Successful Communication Test
13. Introduction to Advance Care Planning
14. Advance Care Planning Post Test
15. Frailty Competency Exam

Margaret Sayers, MS, GNP
Co-Founder, VP Product and Research of Patient Pattern
Betty Brunner, RN, BS, NHA
Senior Consultant at Pathway Health