Aging Immune Systems Make Older Adults More Vulnerable to Attack - 384-494-19

Aging Immune Systems Make Older Adults More Vulnerable to Attack

by Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
384-494-19
(4.6 / 56 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

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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
 
Level of Instruction: Basic
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, health educators, laboratory technologists, and occupational therapists.
 
Laboratory technologists: 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.
 
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
 
384-494-19 "Aging Immune Systems Make Older Adults More Vulnerable to Attack" is approved 06/05/2019 to 06/30/2021
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/23/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/7/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Roniesha M - surprise, AZ  ·  Jul 20, 2019
helpful and written in a easy to understand manner
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Robert P - walnut creek, CA  ·  Jul 20, 2019
gave me more reasons to suspect pneumonia in aging parents
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Eugene Gerard U - walnut creek, CA  ·  Jul 19, 2019
Helps us understand more about immune systems of the elderly
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MARIA M - tampa, FL  ·  Jul 18, 2019
informative and good subject matter
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Hakson Y - Oxford, PA  ·  Jul 17, 2019
Realized how much important roles of healthcare professional work in microbiology laboratory.
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