Free Online Accredited Learning in Interprofessional Geriatrics Program
Earn free Continuing Education Credits
Upon completion of each module you will receive a “Continuing Education Credit Letter” via email within 3 weeks of module completion
Our website serves as a portal to our Online Accredited Learning in Interprofessional Geriatrics (ENGAGE-IL-OALIG) Program.
- You can simply click “Register Here/ Log In” to register or log in for our IP Geriatric Education Program
- This on-line program offers a menu of 32 a-la-carte modules on topics related to the care of older adults
- Take one or all of our modules!
- Receive continuing education credit for your discipline (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy)
Developed, written, and vetted by interprofessional geriatric content experts at UIC and across the country
- Click on “ENGAGE-IL-OALIG”
- Choose a module by reviewing the menu of topics, reading the overview summaries and learning objectives
- Click on “Register Here/ Log In ”
- Complete the module by watching the film and answering embedded assessment questions
- Complete post-evaluation survey and receive CEUs. The CE certificate will be emailed to you within 3 weeks of completing the learning module
- Take more modules!
In order to receive a Letter of Credit, you must complete the mandatory Evaluation form, which can be found by selecting “Training and Evaluation” from the menu on the left side of your screen when you are logged in. You will receive your continuing education credit letter by email within 3 weeks. The continuing education credit letters will be available automatically directly from our learning management system summer, 2017.
Following accepted social work practice, all social work users should contact their state regulatory body to ensure CEU endorsement for their state. In this case, we have already secured endorsement for IL users. If you're not an Illinois resident, we encourage you to contact your state regulatory body.
Promoting wellness is integral to improving health and quality of life for older adults while assisting them to better self-manage their chronic illnesses. These modules take an interprofessional approach to promoting wellness by educating health professionals to better assess older adults (Geriatric Assessment; Nutrition; Oral Health; Sleep Quality; Sexuality) and manage common conditions (Common Acquired Hospital Complications; Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions; Pain Management; Drug Therapy in Older Adults; Dementia; Older Adults with Visual, Hearing and Cognitive Impairment; Urinary Incontinence; Movement and Gait Disorders ) in a variety of health care settings (Transitional Care; Palliative Care).
There are unique psychosocial changes and needs that arise with aging. These modules address common negative consequences associated with psychosocial functioning and aging including Depression and Elder Abuse and Self-Neglect. The modules also promote wellness and improve quality of life by educating health professionals to address the psychosocial needs of older adults and families at the end of life (End of Life and Hospice; The Dying Process).
An important aspect of wellness is inclusion of issues of safety and engagement with families and the community. These modules connect the concepts of wellness with safety (Fall Prevention, Driving Safety; Medication Management; Chronic Disease Self-Management: Helping People Help Themselves) and community services (Community Based Home Care). They educate health professionals to enhance patients’ relationships (Health Literacy and Communication), while addressing the needs of families and caregivers (Caregiver Burden).
Population health focuses on interrelated conditions and factors that influence the health of the older adult population over the life course. This module educates health professionals on the physiology of aging (Process of Aging), changing healthcare systems (Changing Global and National Populations and Complex Systems of Care; Community Services: Access and Payment Systems; Screening and Preventative Care) and lifestyle and cultural aspects of aging (Physical Activity; LGBTQIA Older Adults).