Free Online Accredited Learning in Interprofessional Geriatrics Program
Earn free Continuing Education Credits
Upon completion of each module you can immediately print a “Continuing Education Credit” certificate
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 27 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, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition/Dietician, Speech Therapy, Psychology, Audiology and Pharmacy)
- Complete post-evaluation survey and receive CEUs. The CE certificate can be immediately printed upon module completion.
Developed, written, and vetted by interprofessional geriatric content experts at UIC and across the country
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 ( 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; ) 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 Delirium of the Older Adult 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) 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 focus 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 (Community Services: Access and Payment Solutions; Screening and Preventative Care) and lifestyle and cultural aspects of aging (Physical Activity; LGBTQIA Older Adults).