Providing Culturally Appropriate Care for LGBTQ Older Adults

Overview

The LGBTQ older adult has lived through a lifetime of stigma and discrimination. The lived experiences of LGBTQ older adults affect their engagement with health care. Participate in this module to better understand and address the multidimensional needs of aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults, learn to utilize a patient centered framework to provide culturally appropriate care, and meet the needs of the LGBTQ older adult patient. Acquire successful strategies for developing cultural competence to address disparities and inequalities experienced by this population.

Author Information

Author Bios

Cecilia (Cec) T. Hardacker, MSN, RN, CNL
Director of Education
Howard Brown Health
Chicago, Illinois

Ms. Cecilia Hardacker, MSN, RN, CNL, is Director of Education at Howard Brown Health, (LGBTQ non-profit healthcare center), Adjunct Professor Rush University, and Consultant, NIH PLUS Consortium. Ms. Hardacker is co-creator of an evidence-based cultural competency training program, Health Education About LGBT Elders (HEALE) curriculum for health care staff. The HEALE curriculum has been presented in hospital academic centers, community-based clinics, and nursing homes, successfully training health care professionals with significant improvement in staff’s knowledge and understanding of culturally-appropriate care for meeting the unique needs of LGBT persons. Her program has contributed to a larger vision addressing and advancing health equity and created a culture of health with improved health outcomes for the older LGBT population.

(See “Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Health and Aging” by Ms. Hardacker: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319950303)

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is (0.5) contact hours.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (JA0000275-0000-19-071-H01-P) for (0.5) contact hours for pharmacists.

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (JA0000275-0000-19-071-H01-T) for (0.5) contact hours for pharmacy technicians.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Rush University designates this live activity for (0.5) Continuing Education credit(s).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Define foundational LGBTQ terminology
  2. Discuss LGBTQ cultural and historical context and its impact on the older LGBTQ adult
  3. Analyze unique/common health concerns of this population
  4. Identify ways to provide culturally competent care to meet the needs and provide support to LGBTQ older adults
  5. Describe strategies to create an inclusive culturally appropriate environment
Technical Support / Contact Info

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Sexuality and the Older Adult

Overview

A healthy sex life is fulfilling and good for multiple aspects of life including physical health and self-esteem. This is true among many older adults who continue to enjoy their sexuality into their 80’s and beyond. Participate in this module to better understand the myths vs. reality of sexual activity among older adults, the importance of assessing the sexual history utilizing the PLISSIT model, and screening for STIs. Acquire successful strategies for managing patients’ sexual dysfunction and provide appropriate patient education for your older adult patients.

Author Information

Author Bios

Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC, FAAN, is an Associate Professor in the UIC College of Nursing.
She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and geriatrician with a broad range of clinical expertise and research experience working in primary care and with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. Dr. Gruss’ position at UIC blends her roles as researcher, clinician and educator.

As a researcher, in 2015, Dr. Gruss was awarded a $3.3 million four year grant through the HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), to create an interprofessional education program for improving the care of older adults. Dr. Gruss clinical role is as Lead Clinical Consultant on a Federal Demonstration Project for the State of Illinois, “Money Follows the Person”, which transitions eligible seniors out of nursing homes and back to the community. As an educator, Dr. Gruss is Director of Interprofessional Education for the College of Nursing and teaches primary care and geriatrics in the UIC College of Nursing graduate program.

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.
Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (JA0000275-0000-19-071-H01-P) for (0.5) contact hours for pharmacists.

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (JA0000275-0000-19-071-H01-T) for (0.5) contact hours for pharmacy technicians.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Rush University designates this live activity for (0.5) Continuing Education credit(s).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify societal attitudes and cultural factors affecting older adult sexuality and sexual
    functioning
  2. Discuss the multidimensional needs of aging sexual minorities (lesbian, gay, bisexual,
    and transgender persons)
  3. Describe the role of clinicians in educating, screening, assessing, and managing sexual
    concerns and dysfunctions among older adults
  4. Identify risk factors and screening strategies related to the development of sexually
    transmitted infections (STIs) among older adults
Technical Support / Contact Info

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To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Optimizing Physical Activity in Older Adults

Overview

Delirium and depression may coexist but are not the same diagnosis.  Among the older adult population depression may often be confused with delirium or dementia. Participate in this module to better understand the difference between delirium and depression in older adults and learn the standardized tools for measuring cognitive, behavioral, and/or mood changes. Acquire successful strategies for managing delirium and depression using pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches.

Author Information

Author Bios

Renae Smith-Ray, PhD, MA
University of Illinois at Chicago
Institute for Health Research and Policy
Research Scientist

David X. Marquez, PhD, FGSA, FACSM, FSBM
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Susan Hughes, PhD
Director
Center for Research on Health and Aging
Institute for Health Research and Policy
Professor
Community Health Sciences
School of Public Health

David X. Marquez: David X. Marquez, PhD received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, and his PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an Associate Professor in Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Visiting Associate Professor with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Dr. Marquez’ area of specialization is in Exercise Psychology/Behavioral Medicine. His research agenda focuses on disparities in physical activity and disease/disability among older Latinos. His research also includes examining the factors that influence the incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease among older Latinos.

Susan L. Hughes, PhD, MSW is a Professor of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago. She also directs the Center for Research on Health and Aging in the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy. She has over 25 years’ experience conducting policy relevant evaluations and health promotion interventions for older adults. She has served as Principal Investigator of four successive iterations of a National Institute on Aging (NIH) Edward R. Roybal Center award that stimulates the development of evidence-based programs for older adults across the UIC campus through a competitive pilot funding program. Dr. Hughes is the originator of the nationally recognized Fit & Strong! evidence-based health promotion program for older adults with arthritis. Fit & Strong! has been recognized as a top tier evidence-based program for older adults by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administration on Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The program is listed on the Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website of the National Cancer Institute and is being offered by aging services providers in nine states. Dr. Hughes has served on an Institute of Medicine Committee to Plan a Study of National Long Term Care Reform, and performed seminal work developing and testing the Home-Based Primary Care home care model now being used in the VA nationally. She serves on numerous federal, state and local advisory committees and mentoring programs. She holds a BA from Manhattanville College, an MSW from Simmons College and a PhD in social policy and practice in health from Columbia University School of Social Work.

Renae Smith-Ray, PhD, MA is a researcher at the Walgreens Center for Research on Health and Wellbeing at Walgreen Co. Dr. Smith-Ray is a former academic research scientist with expertise in gerontological public health including preventing falls, maintaining cognitive health, promoting physical activity, and behavior change.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the typical physical activity levels among adults in the U.S. and the recommendations for the amount and type of physical activity for older adults
  2. Describe how cardiovascular activity, strength training, flexibility, and balance training are necessary to maintain or improve health in late life
  3. Discuss behavioral strategy approaches for improving physical activity adherence for older adults
  4. Describe the components and benefits of the Fit & Strong! program
Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Dementia: Patient-centered Dementia Care- Understanding Patient and Caregiver Experiences

Overview

In 2017, over 5 million Americans aged 65 and older had dementia, a progressive and irreversible condition leading to loss of functions such as thinking, memory and reasoning, at times severe enough to interfere with daily life. By 2050, the number of persons living with Dementia is expected to triple. With an increase in the aging population, there is a critical need to understand dementia and identify appropriate assessment and management strategies to address the needs of persons with dementia and support their caregivers and families. Take our learning module that integrates important clinical content following the journey of a person with dementia and family caregiver. The patient and caregiver in this module travel through the stages of dementia with the clinician team using a dementia positive approach to care.

Author Information

L. Amanda Perry, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Laura Meyer-Junco, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacist
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Rockford campus

Michael Koronkowski, PharmD, CGP
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL University of Illinois at Chicago

Author Bio:

Dr. L. Amanda Perry is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed a Family Medicine Residency and Geriatric Fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Perry is board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She is the former Medical Director of the Physician Home Visit Program at UIC. She has expertise in full-spectrum family medicine from prenatal care to neonates to geriatrics. Dr. Perry has a special interest in patient-centered care for vulnerable and underserved populations, including Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender persons.

 

Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC, is an Associate Professor in the UIC College of Nursing. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with a broad range of clinical expertise and research experience working in primary care and with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. Dr. Gruss’ position at UIC blends her roles as researcher, clinician and educator.

In 2015, Dr. Gruss was awarded a $2.5 million three year grant through the HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), to create an interprofessional education program for improving the care of older adults. Dr. Gruss clinical role is as Lead Clinical Consultant on a Federal Demonstration Project for the State of Illinois, “Money Follows the Person”, which transitions eligible seniors out of nursing homes and back to the community. As an educator, Dr. Gruss teaches primary care and geriatrics in the UIC College of Nursing graduate program. In pursuit of changing current nursing education to a more interdisciplinary model, she is very involved in interprofessional education and serves on the Vice Chancellor’s IPE Steering Committee.

 

Dr. Memoona Hasnain is a tenured Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research in the Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The primary focus of Dr. Hasnain’s work is at the intersection of medicine and public health, with an emphasis on interprofessional education, service and scholarship. Dr. Hasnain is the principal architect of several educational innovations, including UIC College of Medicine’s longitudinal “Patient-centered Medicine Scholars Program”, which has special emphasis on vulnerable populations: those affected by HIV-AIDS, domestic violence and homelessness, older adults (geriatrics) and immigrants & refugees. Dr. Hasnain is Co-Director of “ENGAGE-IL” a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program grant funded by HRSA. She is the lead editor of a book on South Asian Health and a reviewer for federal grants and several scientific journals.  She is current President of the South Asian Public Health Association; Chair Scholarship Workgroup for UIC’s Interprofessional Steering Committee; past Chair of the Group on Faculty Development for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine; founding Faculty Advisor for the UIC COM Student Wellness Committee and Co-Chair for the UIC COM Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Hasnain has received numerous accolades for her research and teaching, including the prestigious Macy Faculty Scholars Award by the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation. This award is given to select educators nationally to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery. Dr. Hasnain received her medical degree from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan and Masters in Health Professions Education and Doctorate in Public Health Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

Dr. Laura Meyer-Junco is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy, Rockford campus. Dr. Meyer-Junco received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University College of Pharmacy, graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and completed a first year Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York as well as a second year Geriatric Specialty residency at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Meyer-Junco is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, a certified pain educator, and practices primarily in hospital-based geriatrics and palliative care as well as home-based hospice care.

 

Dr. Michael J. Koronkowski received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1986 from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His Pharm.D. degree was conferred in 1990 from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency program at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1992 and a Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in conjunction with Duke University and Glaxo Research Institute in 1994.

Dr. Koronkowski joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Currently, he practices in Internal Medicine/Geriatrics as a Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health System.  His research interest include: geriatric pharmacotherapy management, adverse drug reactions, medication safety, post-acute care transitions, and evidence-based interdisciplinary practice models. Current research program funding is ongoing through the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA), Chicago Department of Family Support Services, Senior Services, White Crane Wellness Center, Age Options-Area Agency on Aging targeting community-based senior wellness and the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Related Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs entitled ENGAGE-IL and CATCH-ON targeting Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions in Primary Care.

 

Editors:

Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewees:
Terrianne Reynolds, MPH, SMP

Director, Medical and Research Activities
Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter

Expert Bio:
Ms. Terrianne Reynolds currently serves as Director of Medical and Research Activities for the Alzheimer’s Association®, Illinois Chapter. She currently leads the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee-Illinois, specifically dedicated to the areas of physician outreach, education and research engagement throughout 87 counties in Illinois.

Through a grant provided by the CVS Health Foundation, Ms. Reynolds is leading initiatives to enhance outreach education to physicians and healthcare professionals caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. The grant will also enhance the Association’s efforts as a leading partner with the top health care systems throughout Illinois, encouraging early diagnosis and assessment in order to plan and care for individuals and families affected by the disease. Prior to working for the Association, Ms. Reynolds served as Director of Operations/Assistant Dean for Planning for the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science for 10 years, and served as Clinical Instructor of Medicine, specifically serving as Course Director for 2 years for the M1 Clinical Epidemiology course.
Ms. Reynolds currently resides in Northbrook with her husband and two boys, Payton and Jack.

Module Information

Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (1.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (1.00) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (JA0000275-0000-18-065-H04-P, JA0000275-0000-18-065-H04-T) for 1.00 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss dementia pathophysiology, epidemiology, risk factors, and prognosis
  2. Discuss the different types and stages of dementia and review the progression of symptoms
  3. Utilize appropriate assessment tools for diagnosing dementia
  4. Discuss the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of dementia
  5. Identify the resource needs of patients and caregivers, including safety issues and caregiver burden and burnout
  6. Evaluate the need for hospice/palliative care referral
Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions: Challenges in the Care of Older Adults

Overview

An increasing number of people are living with Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC). These older adults with MCC experience a high level of “illness burden” (poor quality of life, depression, “treatment burden” (multiple uncoordinated visits, polypharmacy) and lack of person-centered care (low continuity, lack of focus on patients’ priorities). This module covers optimizing care for older adults with MCC by reducing treatment burden and unplanned care. Participants will recognize the guiding principles to assist in the overall care management of MCC which aim to improve quality of life by promoting shared decisions based on what is important to each person in terms of treatments, health priorities, lifestyle and goals. The patient-centered approach to managing the challenges of care for older adults with MCC will be reviewed and practice strategies to enhance care will be provided.

Author Information

Michael Koronkowski, PharmD, BCGP

Michael Koronkowski, PharmD, CGP
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL University of Illinois at Chicago

Author Bio
Dr. Michael J. Koronkowski received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1986 from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His Pharm.D. degree was conferred in 1990 from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency program at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1992 and a Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in conjunction with Duke University and Glaxo Research Institute in 1994.

Dr. Koronkowski joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Currently, he practices in Internal Medicine/Geriatrics as a Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health System. His research interest include: geriatric pharmacotherapy management, adverse drug reactions, medication safety, post-acute care transitions, and evidence-based interdisciplinary practice models. Current research program funding is ongoing through the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA), Chicago Department of Family Support Services, Senior Services, White Crane Wellness Center, Age Options-Area Agency on Aging targeting community-based senior wellness and the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Related Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs entitled ENGAGE-IL and CATCH-ON targeting Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions in Primary Care.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewee:
Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)
Duke University School of Medicine
Deputy Director, Duke Aging Center

Expert Bio:
Dr. Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS is an internist, geriatrician, and clinical investigator. She is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Departments of Medicine and Ophthalmology at Duke University School of Medicine, Deputy Director of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and a research physician in the Durham VA’s Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center. Her research agenda seeks to improve health and independence for older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Dr. Whitson has particular interest and expertise related to the interface between age-related changes in vision and cognition. She leads two translational studies that probe the link between degenerative diseases of the brain and eye, incorporating brain MRI, retinal imaging, and neurocognitive data. This research is characterizing how the brain responds to the stressor of late-life vision loss, with the ultimate goal to protect cognitive function. Dr. Whitson participates in a number of national initiatives to raise awareness about the population health impact of vision impairment as an important comorbidity in older Americans.

Dr. Whitson leads the Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core of the Duke Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Center (aka Duke Pepper Center). She has contributed substantially to the Duke Pepper Center’s theme: to optimize older adults’ physiological reserve and physical resilience to health stressors. As a thought leader in the emerging field of physical resilience, Dr. Whitson is co-PI of a multi-site, national study on physical resilience called the Physical Resilience Indicators and Mechanisms in the Elderly (PRIME) Collaborative. Whether as an investigator, physician, mentor, or advocate, her work relates to an over-arching objective: to raise awareness, expand the knowledge base, and create better treatment options that will improve health for older adults living with multiple conditions.

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (JA0000275-0000-18-078-H04-P, JA0000275-0000-18-078-H04-T) for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Discuss the terminology, epidemiology, and impact of MCC
Describe the patient care management challenges of MCC
Discuss the guiding principles of MCC
Describe the approach to care of the older adult with MCC
Identify resources to support the care management of MCC

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.

Note: Please do NOT refresh the page after submitting the evaluations. Please wait for a few seconds for the system to register your responses and produce the certificate.

Driving Safety of the Older Adult

Overview

Not all changes that occur with age indicate an individual is not able to drive. Participate in this module to understand common reasons which warrant a recommendation for a comprehensive driving evaluation. Learn how to screen and assess older drivers at risk for unsafe driving, enhance older drivers’ driving safety and help older adults ease the transition to driving retirement.

Author Information

Authors
Peggy Barco, OTD, BSW, MS, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Medicine
Program in Occupational Therapy
Washington University in St. Louis

Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Authors’ Bios
Dr. Peggy P. Barco is an Assistant Professor at Washington University Medical School Program in Occupational Therapy and Department of Medicine (St. Louis). Dr. Barco, a seasoned driving rehabilitation specialist, is an investigator whose funded research and clinical interests focus on fitness to drive in at-risk medical populations As a clinician, researcher, and faculty member she is very aware of the current needs related to older drivers with cognitive impairment and focused on developing evidence based solutions to address the concerns.

Dr. Valerie Gruss is Clinical Assistant Professor in the UIC College of Nursing. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with a broad range of clinical expertise and research experience working in primary care and with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. Dr. Gruss’ position at UIC blends her roles as researcher, clinician and educator.

In 2015, Dr. Gruss was awarded a $2.5 million three year grant through the HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), to create an interprofessional education program for improving the care of older adults. Additionally, $100,000 per year was awarded to Dr. Gruss’ research in Alzheimer’s and associated dementias. She and her team have launched a free mobile app, Dementia Guide Expert for families, available on iOS and Android. In 2016, Dr. Gruss was awarded the GAPNA “Excellence in Research Award”.

Dr. Gruss is clinical consultant/research collaborator on a Federal Demonstration Project for the State of Illinois, “Money Follows the Person”, which transitions eligible seniors out of nursing homes and back to the community. She was awarded the UIC College of Nursing’s ‘2010 Faculty Practice Award’ and was honored with the “Best Care Practices in the Geriatrics Continuum” award by the American Medical Directors Association, 2008.

Dr. Gruss teaches in the UIC College of Nursing graduate nursing program. In pursuit of changing current nursing education to a more interdisciplinary model, she jointly founded the “Collaborative for Excellence in Interprofessional Education”(CEIPE). This group of volunteer faculty represents over 10 disciplines, providing students with interprofessional immersion experiences. Dr. Gruss serves on the UIC Vice Chancellors’ IPE Steering Committee to move the UIC IPE strategic plan forward. In 2016 Dr. Gruss was awarded the UIC “Teaching Recognition Program Award”.

Editor:
Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs
CEU Value: 0.5

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Identify common reasons that warrant a recommendation for a comprehensive driving evaluation
Review evidence-based screening and assessments that identify impairments which can put older adults at risk for unsafe driving
Discuss interventions and remediation available for older adults to enhance their driving safety
Recognize evidence-based recommendations to ease the transition to driving retirement

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Depression and Delirium of the Older Adult

Overview

Delirium and depression may coexist but are not the same diagnosis.  Among the older adult population depression may often be confused with delirium or dementia. Participate in this module to better understand the difference between delirium and depression in older adults and learn the standardized tools for measuring cognitive, behavioral, and/or mood changes. Acquire successful strategies for managing delirium and depression using pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches.

Author Information

Authors:
Author Bios
Curie Lee DNP, AGPCNP-BC, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing, Department of Behavioral Health Science

Amanda Perry, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Curie H. Lee is a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing.She earned her Doctoral degree in Nursing Practice majoring in gerontology at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is board certified geriatric primary care nurse practitioner in Illinois. She has been actively teaching clinical group of graduate and undergraduate students focused on old adult’s population in the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital. She has strong research interest in improving quality of care for older adults in Chicago community nursing homes by reducing 30-day hospital readmission.

Dr. L. Amanda Perry is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed a Family Medicine Residency and Geriatric Fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also the medical director of the Physician Home Visit Program at UIC.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs
CEU Value: 0.5

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Summarize the difference between delirium and depression in older adults
  2. Discuss the use of standardized tools for measuring cognitive, behavioral, and/or mood changes to confirm diagnoses
  3. Discuss the structured assessment method to make a differential diagnosis based on the clinical features of delirium and depression
  4. Apply management principles according to pharmacologic/
    nonpharmacologic strategies
  5. Identify materials to educate patients and family/caregivers
Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Oral Health and the Older Adult

Overview

Total health and wellness are inextricably linked to oral health. Participate in this module to understand the unique oral health needs of the older adult and how to assess and manage common oral health problems. Learn about the impact oral disease has on the physical, psychological, social and economic health and well-being of older adults.

Author Information

Author and Expert Interviewee
Robert Rada, DDS, MBA
Clinical Professor
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
Private Practice, LaGrange, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Co-Author
Jessica Williams
Doctoral Candidate, Class of 2018
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago

Author and Expert’s Bio
Dr. Robert Rada received his DDS in 1985, from the University of Illinois – Chicago. He then completed a general practice residency at Loyola University. He currently is a clinical professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and teaches in the undergraduate group practice clinics. He has been course director for the geriatric dentistry lecture series and a content expert for the geriatrics small group learning module. Dr. Rada maintains a private practice in LaGrange, Illinois focusing on care for patients of all ages with special needs and hospital dentistry.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs
CEU Value: 0.5

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the unique oral health needs of the older adult
  2. Identify the oral health needs of the severely medically compromised older adult
  3. Discuss the utilization of oral hygiene maintenance therapies for older adults with dentures
  4. Describe assessment and management of common oral health problems, including xerostomia, stomatitis, dysphagia, aspiration pneumonia, candidiasis and oral cancers
Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Nutrition for the Older Adult

Overview

Over the past 50 years, the understanding of the impact of nutrition on health has become increasingly important, facilitating a growing interest in the relationships between aging and nutrition. Participate in this module to better understand the unique nutritional needs of the older adult and recognize that undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are common among older adults but are not a normal part of aging. Learn the parameters used to assess for weight loss among older adults, how to assess at-risk patients for poor nutrition and malnutrition and develop strategies to manage nutritional needs of older adults.

Author Information

Authors
Joel G. Anderson, PhD, CHTP
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee

Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Authors’ Bios
Dr. Joel G. Anderson is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing. Dr. Anderson’s research interests involve the use of non-pharmacological therapies and interventions to enhance symptom management and caregiver support. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in numerous academic journals, including Research in Gerontological Nursing, the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Brain Research, the Journal of Holistic Nursing, Holistic Nursing Practice, and the Journal of Family Nursing

Dr. Valerie Gruss is Associate Professor in the UIC College of Nursing. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with a broad range of clinical expertise and research experience working in primary care and with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. Dr. Gruss’ position at UIC blends her roles as researcher, clinician and educator.

In 2015, Dr. Gruss was awarded a $2.5 million three year grant through the HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), to create an interprofessional education program for improving the care of older adults.  Additionally, $100,000 per year was awarded to Dr. Gruss’ research in Alzheimer’s and associated dementias. She and her team have launched a free mobile app, Dementia Guide Expert for families, available on iOS and Android. In 2016, Dr. Gruss was awarded the GAPNA “Excellence in Research Award”.

Dr. Gruss is clinical consultant/research collaborator on a Federal Demonstration Project for the State of Illinois, “Money Follows the Person”, which transitions eligible seniors out of nursing homes and back to the community. She was awarded the UIC College of Nursing’s ‘2010 Faculty Practice Award’ and was honored with the “Best Care Practices in the Geriatrics Continuum” award by the American Medical Directors Association, 2008.

Dr. Gruss teaches in the UIC College of Nursing graduate nursing program. In pursuit of changing current nursing education to a more interdisciplinary model, she jointly founded the “Collaborative for Excellence in Interprofessional Education”(CEIPE). This group of volunteer faculty represents over 10 disciplines, providing students with interprofessional immersion experiences. Dr. Gruss serves on the UIC Vice Chancellors’ IPE Steering Committee to move the UIC IPE strategic plan forward. In 2016 Dr. Gruss was awarded the UIC “Teaching Recognition Program Award”.

Expert Interviewee
Samuel N. Grief, MD, FCFP, FAAFP
Associate Professor, Clinical Family Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Family Medicine

Expert’s Bio
Dr. Samual Grief is a board-certified family physician for 25 years. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Grief has worked in private practice, urgent care and academic family medicine. A Diplomate of The American Board of Family Medicine and Fellow of both the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the American Academy of Family Physicians, his current appointment is associate professor of clinical family medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Grief was named one of Chicago’s Top Doctors in 2012 by Chicago magazine and in 2013 one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle and Connolly.

Dr. Grief’s sees patients of all ages. His primary interests are in obesity and endocrinology, particularly diabetes management. He is co-author of “The End of Obesity”, a self-help book for patients. His most current interest is lifestyle modification and motivational interviewing, with an emphasis on promoting wellness.

Dr. Grief has authored many articles pertaining to preventive health care. Dr. Grief has lectured for local, regional and national audiences under the auspices of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine.

Editor:
Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs
CEU Value: 0.5

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the unique nutritional needs of the older adult
  2. Discuss weight loss parameters to assess the older adult’s general health
  3. Summarize the process that clinicians can use to assess at-risk patients for poor nutrition and malnutrition
  4. Discuss appropriate strategies to manage the nutritional needs of the older adult
Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Drug Therapy in Older Adult

Overview

Polypharmacy and adverse drug events are common in older adults and occur across care settings. Participate in this module to learn about polypharmacy consequences in older adults, practice implications of non-adherence and polypharmacy, common drug-drug and drug-food interactions, and common adverse drug events in older adults. Learn practical approaches to improving medication prescribing and monitoring.

Author Information

Author
Michael Koronkowski, PharmD, CGP
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL University of Illinois at Chicago

Contributor
Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS

Expert Interviewee
Todd Semla, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, AGSF Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL University of Illinois at Chicago

Author’s Bio:
Dr. Michael J. Koronkowski received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1986 from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His Pharm.D. degree was conferred in 1990 from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency program at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1992 and a Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in conjunction with Duke University and Glaxo Research Institute in 1994.

Dr. Koronkowski joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Currently, he practices in Internal Medicine/Geriatrics as a Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health System.  His research interest include: geriatric pharmacotherapy management, adverse drug reactions, medication safety, post-acute care transitions, and evidence-based interdisciplinary practice models. Current research program funding is ongoing through the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA), Chicago Department of Family Support Services, Senior Services, White Crane Wellness Center, Age Options-Area Agency on Aging targeting community-based senior wellness and the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Related Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs entitled ENGAGE-IL and CATCH-ON targeting Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions in Primary Care.

Contributor
Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS

Contributor’s Bio
Dr. Joseph T. Hanlon is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Pharmacy and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh and is a clinical pharmacist at the Pittsburgh VA. Dr. Hanlon has been a geriatric clinical pharmacist in hospital, nursing home and clinic settings since 1987. He has considerable experience teaching/lecturing on geriatric pharmacotherapy topics for Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Public Health, and has conducted research and published extensively over the past 30 years.

Expert Interviewee
Todd Semla, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, AGSF
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert’s Bio
Dr. Todd is a National PBM Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager with the US Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management Service and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a past President and Board Chair of the American Geriatrics Society and a past Chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Geriatric Practice and Research Network.

Dr. Semla is an Associate/Section Editor for Drugs and Pharmacology for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and is on the Editorial Boards of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and The Annals of Long-Term Care,. He served on the Editorial Boards for the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program V and VI.  Dr. Semla was the Consulting Editor on Pharmacotherapy for the 5th and 6th editions of the Geriatrics Review Syllabus.

A leading expert on pharmacotherapy for older adults, Dr. Semla is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  He is the recipient of numerous research grants and awards, and is the author or co-author of more than 80 scientific studies, reports, books, abstracts, and reviews.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head,
Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs
CEU Value: 0.5

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize the common consequences of inappropriate medication use and polypharmacy
  2. Describe the key principles of pharmacology and the effects of age on medication use
  3. Summarize the main approaches to improve medication prescribing and monitoring
  4. Describe a stepwise approach to integrating into practice a process for prescribing and monitoring medications
  5. Identify provider and patient resources to support drug prescribing and monitoring
Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Geriatric Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Overview

The pillars of preventative geriatric care include screening, counseling and immunizations. Participate in this module to learn about national guideline recommendations for screening older adults, screening special populations, such as veterans, and strategies for counseling older adults about nutrition, exercise, and social connectivity. Learn which immunizations are recommended for older adults and what preventative services are available.

Author Information

Authors
Ashish Ansal, MD Clinical Physician College of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine Co-Investigator,
ENGAGE-IL University of Illinois at Chicago

Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Authors’ Bios
Dr. Ashish Ansal is a family physician with the UIC, Miles Square Healthcare System, a primary care clinic focused on treating the underserved patient population. At Miles Square, Dr. Ansal serves as the Medical Director and clinical physician. Through his leadership role at Mile Square, Dr. Ansal works to improve high quality access to healthcare for patients in the Englewood community. He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the UIC family medicine program and helps train future physicians. Dr. Ansal completed his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Valerie Gruss is Associate Professor in the UIC College of Nursing. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with a broad range of clinical expertise and research experience working in primary care and with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. Dr. Gruss’ position at UIC blends her roles as researcher, clinician and educator.

In 2015, Dr. Gruss was awarded a $2.5 million three year grant through the HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), to create an interprofessional education program for improving the care of older adults. Additionally, $100,000 per year was awarded to Dr. Gruss’ research in Alzheimer’s and associated dementias. She and her team have launched a free mobile app, Dementia Guide Expert for families, available on iOS and Android. In 2016, Dr. Gruss was awarded the GAPNA “Excellence in Research Award”.

Dr. Gruss is clinical consultant/research collaborator on a Federal Demonstration Project for the State of Illinois, “Money Follows the Person”, which transitions eligible seniors out of nursing homes and back to the community. She was awarded the UIC College of Nursing’s ‘2010 Faculty Practice Award’ and was honored with the “Best Care Practices in the Geriatrics Continuum” award by the American Medical Directors Association, 2008.

Dr. Gruss teaches in the UIC College of Nursing graduate nursing program. In pursuit of changing current nursing education to a more interdisciplinary model, she jointly founded the “Collaborative for Excellence in Interprofessional Education”(CEIPE). This group of volunteer faculty represents over 10 disciplines, providing students with interprofessional immersion experiences. Dr. Gruss serves on the UIC Vice Chancellors’ IPE Steering Committee to move the UIC IPE strategic plan forward. In 2016 Dr. Gruss was awarded the UIC “Teaching Recognition Program Award”.

Expert Interviewee
Ron Chacko, MD
Physician, Oak Street Health Provider
Physician, Lending Hands for Life Provider, Erie Family Health Center

Expert’s Bio
Dr. Ron Chacko, MD is a family physician with Oak Street Health, a primary care clinic designed for adults with Medicare. At Oak Street, he has served on leadership roles to develop clinic processes that improve the quality of preventive care delivery in a team based model of care. From 2011-2014, he led the multidisciplinary HIV primary care program at Lawndale Christian Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) on the west side of Chicago. He completed his medical school training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, residency at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence, MA, and a primary care HIV fellowship at University of Southern California Pacific AIDS Education Training Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Editor:
Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Describe which screening services are suggested for older adults
Define strategies for counseling older adults about nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessation
Identify which immunizations are recommended for older adults
Describe preventative services available to older adults

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Medication Management in Older Adults

Overview

Medication management has a great impact on patient outcomes including reduction of emergency department visits, decreases of serious drug events, reduction of healthcare expenditures, and decreases of medication related problems. Medication management may be completed across a variety of settings by the interprofessional team. Participate in this module to learn about medication review, medication therapy management (MTM), and comprehensive medication management (CMM). This module will enable you to perform a comprehensive assessment of medication therapy and develop strategies for addressing medication related problems.

Author Information

Laura Meyer-Junco, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois, Rockford

Michael Koronkowski, PharmD, CGP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Authors’ Bios:
Dr. Laura Meyer-Junco is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy, Rockford campus. Dr. Meyer-Junco received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and also graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She completed a first year Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York as well as a second year Geriatric Specialty residency at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Meyer-Junco currently practices as a clinical pharmacist in palliative care and geriatrics at Mercy Health Hospital in Rockford, IL. She also serves as a clinical pharmacist for VNA Hospice and Hospice Care of America.

Dr. Michael J. Koronkowski received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1986 from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His Pharm.D. degree was conferred in 1990 from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency program at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1992 and a Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in conjunction with Duke University and Glaxo Research Institute in 1994.

Dr. Koronkowski joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Currently, he practices in Internal Medicine/Geriatrics as a Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health System. His research interest include: geriatric pharmacotherapy management, adverse drug reactions, medication safety, post-acute care transitions, and evidence-based interdisciplinary practice models. Current research program funding is ongoing through the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA), Chicago Department of Family Support Services, Senior Services, White Crane Wellness Center, Age Options-Area Agency on Aging targeting community-based senior wellness and the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Related Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs entitled ENGAGE-IL and CATCH-ON targeting Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions in Primary Care.

Peer Reviewer
Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS

Reviewer’s Bio
Dr. Joseph T. Hanlon is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Pharmacy and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh and is a clinical pharmacist at the Pittsburgh VA. Dr. Hanlon has been a geriatric clinical pharmacist in hospital, nursing home and clinic settings since 1987. He has considerable experience teaching/lecturing on geriatric pharmacotherapy topics for Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Public Health, and has conducted research and published extensively over the past 30 years.

Expert Interviewee
Todd Semla, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, AGSF
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert’s Bio
Dr. Todd Semla, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, AGSF is a National PBM Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager with the US Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management Service and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a past President and Board Chair of the American Geriatrics Society and a past Chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Geriatric Practice and Research Network.

Dr. Semla is an Associate/Section Editor for Drugs and Pharmacology for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and is on the Editorial Boards of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and The Annals of Long-Term Care,. He served on the Editorial Boards for the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program V and VI. Dr. Semla was the Consulting Editor on Pharmacotherapy for the 5th and 6th editions of the Geriatrics Review Syllabus.

A leading expert on pharmacotherapy for older adults, Dr. Semla is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. He is the recipient of numerous research grants and awards, and is the author or co-author of more than 80 scientific studies, reports, books, abstracts, and reviews.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (1.00) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (1.00) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 1.00 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Define medication management and describe its impact on patient outcomes
Identify information that should be collected from patients and caregivers in order to perform a comprehensive assessment of medication therapy
Describe common medication-related problems (MRPs) in the older adult population and discuss strategies for addressing MRPs
Integrate a systematic approach to medication management

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Community-Based Interprofessional Home Care of the Older Adult



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End of Life: Hospice and Advanced Directives

Overview

A significant proportion (60-80%) of people prefer to die in their home, however few Americans (24%) have the opportunity to die at home. Participate in this module to learn the key elements and services of hospice and palliative care, and management of end of life symptoms. This module is designed to help multidisciplinary learners acquire communication skills to effectively deliver bad news, and discuss advance directives, including end of life decisions, using a shared decision making process.

Author Information

Gurveen Malhotra, MD
Resident
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
University of Illinois at Chicago

Udai Jayakumar, MD, MBA
Palliative Care Physician
Kaiser Permanente South Bay

Tanjeev Kaur, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
Clinical Physician, Palliative Care
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Authors’ Bios:
Dr Gurveen Malhotra is currently a pulmonary disease fellow at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and is expected to graduate in July 2018. He has been active academically in presenting posters at various conferences including American Geriatric Society as well as American Thoracic Society. He strives to continue to improve the quality of life of his patients by utilizing his knowledge of geriatrics in his pulmonary disease fellowship as well. He went to medical school in the state of Punjab in India and completed his residency in Internal medicine at Mt Sinai Hospital in Chicago before graduating in Geriatrics from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Udai Jayakumar is a palliative care physician. He provides palliative care to terminally ill patients at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Harbor City, California, where he leads the multidisciplinary in-patient palliative care team. Previously, he was the Director of the palliative care team at University of Illinois Hospital where he helped launch the team and taught medical students and medical residents. Earlier in his career, he worked as a hospice team physician for three years and practiced primary care at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, Il. During his internal medicine residency, he was voted humanistic resident of the year and was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha clinical teaching award. He earned his BA in Economics, UCLA in 2001, his MD at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2005, his MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Tanjeev Kaur practices both Palliative Care and Geriatrics, serving as the Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program at University of Illinois at Chicago and Medical Director of Symphony at Aria, Post-Acute Care & Rehabilitation Center. She specializes in the care of elderly patients with the goal of promoting personal well-being and functional independence. She also helps patients and families make decisions for palliative or hospice care when transition needed and provides palliative care to the vulnerable and frail when needed. She is actively engaged in teaching fellows, residents and students, enhancing their knowledge not only of primary care, but also palliative care & advance care planning. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, OH in 2004 and Geriatric Fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago 2005. During her residency, she was awarded the All Star Award for demonstrating the core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life & service. Earlier in her career, she worked as a hospice & palliative care physician for about 4 years in various settings. Dr. Kaur is Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine & Hospice & Palliative Medicine besides being certified in Hospice Medical Director Certification Boards.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewee (bio as author above):
Tanjeev Kaur, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
Clinical Physician, Palliative Care
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Differentiate between key elements and services of hospice and palliative care
Discuss the effective management of common end-of-life symptoms
Identify criteria that qualify a patient for hospice care
Use effective communication skills to deliver bad news
Discuss advanced directives, end-of-life decisions, and the use of the shared decision making process

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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The Dying Process

Overview

Each person’s death is unique and each person has his/her own understanding, views and attitudes toward death. Participate in this module to learn about death and dying within a social, cultural and personal context. Participants will identify the signs of impending death, non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to managing symptoms during the dying process, become familiar with “The Conversation” for assisting with end of life decisions and appreciate the value of the clinicians’ “Pause” at the time of death.

Author Information

Christopher G. Mitchell, PhD, LCSW
Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies and Academic Programs
Jane Addams College of Social Work
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Co-Author:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago http://www.uic.edu/

Author Bios:
Dr. Christopher Mitchell, MSW, PhD, LCSW, is Associate Professor and Director of Academic Program Development and Assessment at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a member of the Commission on Educational Policy at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). He is an experienced clinical social worker with expertise in cognitive behavioral and motivational treatment approaches for persons with mental health and substance use problems. His research addresses the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of HIV with particular focus on HIV prevention and medication adherence. Dr. Mitchell teaches graduate courses in psychopathology, clinical social work practice, and integrated care.

Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC, is Associate Professor in the UIC College of Nursing. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with a broad range of clinical expertise and research experience working in primary care and with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. Dr. Gruss’ position at UIC blends her roles as researcher, clinician and educator.
In 2015, Dr. Gruss was awarded a $2.5 million three year grant through the HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), to create an interprofessional education program for improving the care of older adults. Dr. Gruss clinical role is as Lead Clinical Consultant on a Federal Demonstration Project for the State of Illinois, “Money Follows the Person”, which transitions eligible seniors out of nursing homes and back to the community. As an educator, Dr. Gruss teaches primary care and geriatrics in the UIC College of Nursing graduate program. In pursuit of changing current nursing education to a more interdisciplinary model, she is very involved in interprofessional education and serves on the Vice Chancellor’s IPE Steering Committee.

Contributors:
Kathy Plakovic, APN, ACHPN, AOCNP
Nurse Practitioner
Edward Hospital

Ruth Palan-Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC
Professor
Program Director
Doctor of Nursing Practice
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Contributors bio:
Kathy Plakovic is a family nurse practitioner at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. She completed a fellowship in pain and palliative care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Kathy is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and holds advanced certification in hospice and palliative care as well as oncology. She assisted in the development of the palliative care programs at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago and Edward Hospital. Kathy received the Sigma Theta Tau Award for Clinical Excellence in 2013 and the Healthy Driven Hero award in 2016. She has authored book chapters and journal articles on palliative care topics. She is a strong patient advocate and assists patients and families to ensure their preferences for care are respected. She also provides symptom management and psychosocial support to patients and families as a member of the interdisciplinary palliative care team at Edward Hospital.

Ruth Palan Lopez is Professor of Nursing and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Ruth received a BS in nursing from Boston College, MS in nursing from Boston University, PhD from Boston College, and was a Claire M. Fagin Post-doctoral Fellow (2007-2009). Her career focuses on empowering nurses through education, leadership, and research. Her clinical work as a gerontological nurse practitioner included providing care to older adults in multiple settings, including primary, acute, and long-term care. She fostered the growth of NP practice in Massachusetts, including prescription writing authority through her leadership positions on the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Lopez’s research focuses on people with dementia and their family caregivers. She is pioneering a nurse-led movement to ensure that Intensive Individualized Comfort Care is made accessible as an alternative to Aggressive Care at end of life. Her positive influence of care of older adults was recognized by her induction as a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Nursing.

Editor:
Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewee (bio above as author):
Christopher G. Mitchell, PhD, LCSW
Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies and Academic Programs
Jane Addams College of Social Work
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Discuss death and dying in a social, cultural, and personal context
Describe the four domains of comfort care at the end of life
Identify non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to managing symptoms and issues of dying
List the signs of impending death
Recognize “The Conversation” instructions for end of life decisions
Summarize the value of the clinician’s “Pause,” including how it can be applied to their practice

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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The Older Adult with Visual, Hearing, and Cognitive Impairment

Overview

With the youngest of the U.S. baby boomers hitting 65 by 2029, the number of people with visual impairment or blindness is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050, hearing impairments among those 75 years and older will be over 50% and the number of persons with dementia will triple to a projected 13.8 million. Participate in this module to learn about common visual and hearing impairments and cognitive decline among older adults. This module will enable you to identify appropriate assessment and management strategies to address the needs of older adults with special visual, hearing and cognitive needs.

Author Information

Ashish Ansal, MD
Clinical Physician
College of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Robert Rada, DDS, MBA
Clinical Professor
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
Private Practice, LaGrange, Illinois

Author Bios:
Dr. Ashish Ansal, MD is a family physician with the UIC, Miles Square Healthcare System, a primary care clinic focused on treating the underserved patient population. At Miles Square, Dr. Ansal serves as the Medical Director and clinical physician. Through his leadership role at Mile Square, Dr. Ansal works to improve high quality access to healthcare for patients in the Englewood community. He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the UIC family medicine program and helps train future physicians. Dr. Ansal completed his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Robert Rada, DDS, MBA received his DDS in 1985, from the University of Illinois – Chicago. He then completed a general practice residency at Loyola University. He currently is a clinical professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and teaches in the undergraduate group practice clinics. He has been course director for the geriatric dentistry lecture series and a content expert for the geriatrics small group learning module. Dr. Rada maintains a private practice in LaGrange, Illinois focusing on care for patients of all ages with special needs and hospital dentistry.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Describe the most common causes of vision impairments that affect older adults
List the most common causes of hearing impairments that affect older adults
Explain the most common causes of cognitive impairment in older adults
Identify appropriate assessment and intervention strategies to address the needs of older adults with vision, hearing, and cognitive impairment

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Transitions in Care: Acute Care and the Older Adult

Overview

Poorly planned or executed transitions of care may result in patients’ readmission to hospitals, poor clinical outcomes and inappropriate use of services. It is imperative that practitioners understand and utilize a multidisciplinary transition of care model to ensure continuity of health care as patients transfer between different locations or different levels of care.

Author Information

Susan Altfeld, PhD, MA (SW)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Community Health Sciences
Center for Research on Health and Aging
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Public Health
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Author bio:
Dr. Susan Altfeld has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health since 2005 where she is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Altfeld has worked in both health care and social work settings as a clinician, instructor, consultant and researcher. Her research interests include family caregiving throughout the life cycle, transitional care and evaluation of community-based interventions.

Co-Author:
Michael Koronkowski, PharmD, CGP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Co-Author bio:
Dr. Michael J. Koronkowski received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1986 from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His Pharm.D. degree was conferred in 1990 from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency program at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1992 and a Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in conjunction with Duke University and Glaxo Research Institute in 1994.

Dr. Koronkowski joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Currently, he practices in Internal Medicine/Geriatrics as a Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health System. His research interest include: geriatric pharmacotherapy management, adverse drug reactions, medication safety, post-acute care transitions, and evidence-based interdisciplinary practice models. Current research program funding is ongoing through the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA), Chicago Department of Family Support Services, Senior Services, White Crane Wellness Center, Age Options-Area Agency on Aging targeting community-based senior wellness and the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Related Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs entitled ENGAGE-IL and CATCH-ON targeting Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions in Primary Care.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Define transitional care
Discuss post-acute care discharge destinations
Identify risk factors for adverse outcomes from acute care, with special focus on older adults
Summarize effective strategies to facilitate safe transitions from acute care for older adults
Discuss the role and value of interprofessional support for older adults to ensure a successful transition from acute care

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Pain Management of the Older Adult

Overview

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, cancer and heart disease combined. Participate in this module to better understand the concept of pain, learn to utilize appropriate screening tools and management strategies based on age, health conditions and risks. This module will enable you to become familiar with both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management.

Author Information

Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPMR
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
Acute Rehabilitation Care
First Health Associates

Author bio:
Dr. Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPMR, is a physiatrist practicing in the Chicagoland area since 2007. He held his residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital / University of Chicago after completing an internship at Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has worked and lived in Chicagoland his entire life, except for four years when he attended The University of Michigan. He specializes in post-acute care rehabilitation, working with Advanced Rehabilitation Care to create new models for rehabilitation services, pain management and development of post-acute services.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Discuss the concept of pain management for the older adult by examining national guidelines and strategies for pain management for the older adult
Identify the potential effects of pain on an older adult, including function and quality of life
Apply screening tools and pain management strategies available for the treatment of pain among older adults, based on age and health conditions and risks
Become familiar with pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for older adults with pain

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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The Process of Aging

Overview

People are living longer and it is imperative that healthcare providers understand the aging process. Participate in this module to learn about the current theories about the physiologic process of aging, understand the effects of aging on major organ systems and differentiate normal aging from pathology.

Author Information

L. Amanda Perry, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Geriatrics,
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE–IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Tanjeev Kaur, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
Clinical Physician, Palliative Care
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Author Bio:
L. Amanda Perry, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago She earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed a Family Medicine Residency and Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves at Medical Director of the Physician Home Visit Program at UIC.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewee
Kathleen, 90-year old

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.50) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.50) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Describe the current theories of physiologic aging
Explain the effects of aging on major organ systems
Differentiate normal aging from pathology
Recognize age-related changes in patients

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



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Communication Among Patients and Practitioners: Enhancing Adherence and Safety

Overview

More than one-third of U.S. patients are health illiterate and older adult health literacy levels are lower than younger adults. Lower health literacy is related to low patient adherence, poor health quality and outcomes, reduced patient safety, and higher rates of disease and mortality. Participate in this module to learn about health literacy disparities across populations and to develop strategies to address poor health literacy. This module will enable you to create and deliver patient education strategies using a variety of skills and communication techniques to meet the needs of the older adult population.

Author Information

Naomi Twigg, PhD, PHCNS-BC, RN
Associate Professor
Department of Health Systems Science
Institute for Healthcare Innovation
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Ashkan Zarrieneh, MPH
Research Specialist (2015-2016), ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Authors Bios:

Dr. Naomi Twigg, PhD, MS, has been practicing as a Registered Nurse since 2003 and as an Advance Practice Nurse since 2008. Currently, she teaches graduate courses in public health at the College of Nursing. Her program of research is focused on the development of a model to address the aftercare service needs of domestic minors of sex trafficking. Her clinical expertise as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Public Health is in care coordination/case management, transitional care, chronic care management and critical incident management for individuals with disabilities residing in the community.

Ashkan Zarrieneh, MPH, received both his bachelor’s in Neuroscience and Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is very delighted to have been part of the ENGAGE-IL initiative. His research has primarily been based in the aging field and he is looking forward to continue working with the geriatric population to develop multiple mechanisms in extending their lifespan.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewee:
Naomi Twigg, PhD, PHCNS-BC, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health Systems Science
Institute for Healthcare Innovation
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Module Information

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Module Guide and Handout
Resources & References
Continuing Education Credit Information

In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.5 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (0.5) Continuing Education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0.5 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

Restate health literacy disparities across populations
Discuss the impact of low health literacy on patient safety and health outcomes
Summarize how the Health Literate Care Model can be applied to practice
Identify tools from the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit that can be used to promote better health outcomes and improve safety
Identify key tips for creating and delivering health education using a variety of written and online sources

Technical Support / Contact Info

For technical support, please notify engage@engageil.com.

To report a complaint, please contact the ENGAGE-IL Program Help Desk at engageIL@engageil.com.

This ENGAGE-IL learning activity fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Learners with special needs can make requests for accommodation at any time by sending e-mail to engageIL@engageil.com.



Note: Please do NOT refresh the page after submitting the evaluations. Please wait for a few seconds for the system to register your responses and produce the certificate.