Aging Immune Systems Make Older Adults More Vulnerable to Attack

by Instructor: Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

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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.

About the Course Author

Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the director of infection prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-19-GANN-F3-0041
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    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; List three reasons elderly patients are more likely to develop an infection than younger patients
  • Outline:

    Our Two-Part Immune System
    The Effect of Nutrition on an Aging Immune System
    How to Best Protect Older Adults
    Subtle Signs
    Deadly Pneumonia
    Frequent Culprits
    The Influenza Threat
    The Sepsis Scare
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced level Emergency Medical Personnel; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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