Aging Immune Systems Make Older Adults More Vulnerable to Attack - CHES494

Aging Immune Systems Make Older Adults More Vulnerable to Attack

by Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
CHES494
(4.6 / 166 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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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
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, health educators, dietitians, laboratory technologists, massage therapists and occupational therapists.
 
Health educators: 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/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, 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.

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

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Cynthia B - lake oswego, OR  ·  Oct 02, 2019
very interesting learned a lot in this course!
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Elizabeth K - Westmont, IL  ·  Jul 01, 2019
test was hard, but full of information!
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Rosemary L - Homestead, FL  ·  Jun 15, 2019
The vignette and test are missing from the nursing CEU for this course
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Patria B - Vacaville, CA  ·  Apr 17, 2019
very very useful and very informative
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Karen M - aurora, CO  ·  Apr 08, 2019
educational good content
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