$20.00

i 1.00 Hours

Course Overview

As the older adult population increases, healthcare providers across disciplines will be caring for more acutely ill older adult patients. Many will have infectious diseases because older adults are at an increased risk for acquiring infectious diseases and developing associated complications. The increase in the aging population is an enormous challenge for healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals must be equipped with the appropriate knowledge to understand how age-related changes in the immune system increase the risk for and severity of common infections in older adult patients. The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals understand how age-related changes in the immune system increase the risk and severity of common infections in older adult patients.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

  • Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

    1.00HOURS

    This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by Relias LLC, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

    Privacy Statement

    I understand that Relias LLC, 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.
  • Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

  • Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services

    1.00HOURS


    Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

  • Kentucky Board Of Emergency Medical Services

    1.00HOURS


    Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider #50-290)



Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-AISEMS
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify at least three reasons older adult patients are more likely to develop an infection than younger patients and describe what happens to the immune system as we age.; Identify frequent causes, presentation, and management of serious illness or infection in the older adult population.; Indicate why it is so important that healthcare workers of various disciplines be vaccinated to protect older adult patients, and what healthcare professionals can do to encourage health and wellbeing in the older adult population.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Aging Immune Systems
    An Aging Population
    The Aging Immune System
    The Effect of Nutrition on an Aging Immune System
    Subtle Signs
    Frequent Culprits
    How to Best Protect Older Adults
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Marie and Tom
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: 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.
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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.
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    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.