This interactive self-learning module uses a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) to demonstrate how an ambulatory care RN can use standard screening tools to evaluate cognitive impairment, depression and substance use disorder in geriatric patients.
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Authors: Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP and Emily Ishado, MSW, LICSW
Audience: Nursing students and practicing RNs new to ambulatory care
Module Length: 60-90 minutes
Upon completing this lesson, the learner will be able to…
- Understand the background and intent of the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)
- Define the RN role in performing and evaluating the cognitive, depression and substance use risk assessments
- Identify, select, score and interpret assessment data based on use of appropriate tools
- Create care plans and educate patients based on results of the risk assessments
- Assess for barriers related to social determinants of health
- Connect patients with community resources to improve lifestyle behaviors