Heavy drinking often goes unrecognized, and in a study of patients in primary care settings, adults are not consistently assessed for alcohol use. This makes it even more important for community health and home health nurses to recognize the symptoms of late-onset alcoholism. Early assessment and intervention have been linked to successful recovery in late-onset alcoholics. Information about alcoholism in seniors is important for every provider who has contact with older adults.
The goal of this late-onset alcoholism continuing education module is to update healthcare providers’ ability to identify and care for elderly patients in the community who have late-onset alcoholism. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Define late-onset alcoholism
- List four signs and three events often associated with late-onset alcoholism
- Describe an intervention strategy appropriate for the person with late-onset alcoholism
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists and social workers.
Health Educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.