Preparing Nurses for the 'Silver Tsunami'
There's a title wave of older adults flooding the healthcare system. Hear from two oncology nurses on how practitioners can be preapred to give high-quality care.
About 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day, bringing on what some call a "silver tsunami" of geriatric patients flooding the healthcare system. However, less than 1% of nurses are geriatric certified.
For this month's episode, we'll hear from Carolina Uranga, MSN, BSN, RN, AGCN-BC, OCN, WCC, ONS, clinical nurse specialist at City of Hope, and Paola Bueno, RN, clinical nurse at City of Hope, about a program they used -- as well as other resources -- to improve their care of geriatric patients, a skill that nearly all oncology nurses will need to have.