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Course Description

Opportunities are unlimited for the individual who knows the field of gerontology. Demographic changes and changes in health care have influenced the development of a variety of gerontologic roles. This course will provide a broad overview of the field of gerontology and discuss the characteristics of older adults, the sociology of aging, theories of aging, stereotypes and ageism, physiological and psychological changes of aging, mental health, wellness and aging, and complementary and alternative health care methods that may benefit the older adult.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the field of gerontology and to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with aging adults.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe major characteristics and demographics of older adults.
  2. Discuss changing social views on aging.
  3. Define terms such as ageism, myth, stereotype, attitude, prejudice, and discrimination.
  4. Describe the major stereotypes that reflect negative prejudice and result in discrimination toward older adults.
  5. Describe obstacles to health care for older adults as a result of negative attitudes of health care professionals.
  6. Describe strategies to reduce ageism.
  7. Identify and discuss theories of aging.
  8. Describe the factors related to mental health and aging.
  9. Describe the dimensions of wellness in the older adult.
  10. Identify risk factors for malnutrition in the older adult.
  11. List the benefits of physical activity for the older adult.
  12. Identify important screening tests and immunizations for older adults.
  13. Examine types of complementary and alternative health care methods that may benefit the older adult.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Brain Health
  • Cardiology
  • Case Management
  • Home Health
  • Integrative Health
  • Long-Term Care
  • Med/Surg
  • Men’s Health
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatric Health
  • Social Work
  • Wellness
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association.

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Office of School Psychology - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Texas
  • Cost: $24.00

  • Contact Hours: 2.40

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.24

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