Aging Immune Systems Make Older Adults More Vulnerable to Attack - 19-GANN-F3-0041

Aging Immune Systems Make Older Adults More Vulnerable to Attack

by Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
19-GANN-F3-0041
(4.7 / 167 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

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Summary:

As the older adult population increases, healthcare providers across disciplines will be caring for more acutely ill elderly patients. Many will have infectious diseases, because elderly people are at an increased risk for acquiring infections and developing sepsis. This updated module will help healthcare professionals as a team understand how age-related changes in the immune system increase the risk for and severity of common infections in elderly patients.

Objectives:

The goal of this immunosenescence continuing education program is to help nurses, health educators, dietitians, laboratory technologists, massage therapists and occupational therapists understand how age-related changes in the immune system increase the risk and severity of common infections in elderly patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List three reasons elderly patients are more likely to develop an infection than younger patients
  • Describe what happens to the immune system as we age
  • Explain why it is so important that healthcare workers of various disciplines be vaccinated for influenza to protect their elderly patients
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, health educators, laboratory technologists, and occupational therapists.
 
EMTs/paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit. 
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
 
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I understand that OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

Course Originally Released on: 3/23/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/7/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/25/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Thomas A - Battleboro, NC  ·  May 24, 2020
Very informative. Good information on aging process.
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Janelle T - Anaheim, CA  ·  May 22, 2020
great to know with the baby boomers in high numbers
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Denisse M - Riverview, FL  ·  May 14, 2020
great would highly recommend to anyone
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Katelynn B - naples, FL  ·  May 14, 2020
great review, I will add much knowledge into my clinical practice
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Jason A - port charlotte, FL  ·  May 12, 2020
this was a great course I enjoyed very much
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