Aging Immune Systems Make Older Adults More Vulnerable to Attack

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

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i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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-CE494
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-05-07
  • 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; Dietitians; entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Health Educators; intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Nurses; 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.
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