Caring for High Acuity Residents in Skilled Nursing

Hours: 1
Course Number: 0427

Caring for High Acuity Residents in Skilled Nursing is a 1-hour course that provides a general overview of caring for residents in skilled care who are considered either high acuity or medically complex. The course identifies medically complex disease processes and conditions as well as psychosocial needs of the high acuity or medically complex resident. 


The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of caring for residents in skilled care who are considered high acuity or medically complex. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify medically complex disease processes
  2. Identify psychosocial needs of the medically complex patient 
  3. Explain psychosocial adaptation and quality of life

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 80% or better, and completing the program evaluation. If you do not score a 80% or better, you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 80% or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.



1.00 HOURS
This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (#20-767986). Completion of this course fulfills (1) CEU hour of general annual mandatory training for nursing. Do not send certificate to the Florida Board of Nursing. Each state recognizes and accepts continuing education approval from the Florida Board of Nursing except California. Keep this certificate in your records for four (4) years.

Personal Care Home Administrators

1.25 HOURS
This training session is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, until the approved curriculum changes or approval is withdrawn pursuant to 55 Pa.Code 2600.68(f). Approved for 1.25 hours of continuing education for PCH Administrators.

Social Workers

1.00 HOURS
This program has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for 1 continuing education contact hours* Approval # 886546224-7781.