Sleep Quality of the Older Adult

Overview

Nearly 40% of older adults report difficulty falling asleep and 30% experience nighttime awakening. Participate in this module to better understand age-related sleep changes and common types of sleep disorders in older adults. Learners will learn to assess sleep problems, utilize diagnostic testing and manage common sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, sleep movement disorders, circadian rhythm sleep disorders and REM sleep behavior disorders.

Author Information

Katya Y. Cruz Madrid, MD FACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Geriatrics
Clinical Physician
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Author Bio:
Dr. Cruz Madrid, MD, FACP, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago, and is Medical Director of the Home Based Primary Care program at, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

While she was training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Cruz Madrid became interested in how to prevent complications in older adult patients. She realized older adults were admitted to the hospital due to specific conditions, but developed multiple complications during their hospitalization and most of the time their recovery was slow, or in the worst case scenario, they never recovered to their previous functional status or functional reserve. She decided to pursue a Geriatric Fellowship and obtain more training and expertise in working with this unique population of patients.

One of her goals as a Geriatrician is to promote Quality of Life, and one crucial element is to promote physical activity. It may be difficult to educate and/or motivate patients who are frail and have many comorbidities but she has found that even a little physical activity can help to maintain independence, prevent falls and maintain a better quality of life and enhance personal satisfaction.

She is very pleased to work with different healthcare teams who are so committed and driven to promote physical activity and geriatric education to the very elderly and frail homebound patients, through UIC College of Nursing as well as the College of Public Health.

Dr. Cruz Madrid has worked in the Home Based Primary Care project since the beginning, working to recruit and engage patients to participate and remain with the project. She meets regularly with the team, working on recruitment and providing education of Home Health Aids who deliver the “Healthy Moves” program to their clients. Her project was published in Gerontology (2015) “Co-Learning With Home Care Aides and Their Clients: Collaboratively Increasing Individual and Organizational Capacities” in the Special issue, “The Three-Legged Stool: Linkages among Education, Research, and Practice in Gerontology and Geriatrics,” Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. It was presented as a poster at AGS, (2015) “Partnering with Caregivers to Enhance Minority Older Adult Research Participation”, American Geriatrics Society, 2015 Annual Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland.

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:
Susan Corbridge PhD, ACNP, FAANP
Director of Graduate Clinical Studies
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago
Clinical Associate Professor and Nurse Practitioner
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences System

Expert Bio:
Dr. Susan Corbridge PhD, ACNP, FAANP is the Director of Graduate Clinical Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. She is Clinical Associate Professor and Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Pulmonaary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at the University of Illinois as Chicago Health Science Systems. Dr. Corbridge’s area of interest is pulmonary and critical care and she has published widely and lectured both nationally and internationally in this area. As Director of Graduate Clinical Studies, Dr. Corbridge oversees two masters’ degree programs and twelve Clinical Doctorate Programs located across six campuses through the state of Illinois. Dr. Corbridge is a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and a fellow in the Institute of Medicine in Chicago. She received the 2010 national award for Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator of the year and is a two-time recipient of the Nurse Educator of Illinois award.

Katya Cruz-Madrid MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Geriatrics
Clinical Physician
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:

Describe and differentiate the stages of sleep in older adults
Explain the epidemiology of sleep disorders in older adults
Discuss the age-related changes in sleep
Identify common causes of sleep problems in older adults
Apply diagnostic testing and appropriate treatments in older adults

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Community Services for the Older Adult: Access and Payment Systems

Overview

While most people prefer to live their final years in the familiar setting of their homes with their families and in their communities, most of the state and federal funding has been directed to caring for people in institutions. Participate in this module to learn the types of home and community based services available through federal and state programs. This module will enable you to assist older adults and their families in accessing those programs locally.

Author Information

Michael Gelder, MPH
Michael Gelder and Associates
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
Department of Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Education and Social Policy
Northwestern University

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

Authors Bio:
Michael A. Gelder is recognized as a driver of change and manager of complex processes necessary for health system transformation. His expertise was achieved over 40 years working to improve access, quality and affordability of health care and community-based long-term care for underserved populations, including fifteen years at top-levels of state and local governments.

Mr. Gelder currently consults on projects leading to development of integrated delivery systems linked to community based services, population health, and other drivers to achieve improved health, higher quality and more cost-effective care. He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University College of Medicine and University of Illinois Chicago, teaching courses in the US health system and health policy to undergraduate and graduate MD and MPH students.

Michael Gelder served as senior health policy advisor to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn from June 2009 to January 2015. He advised the governor on all policy matters pertaining to implementing the Affordable Care Act, state health system transformation, Medicaid managed care, nursing home safety, long-term care rebalancing, and the state’s health information exchange. Mr. Gelder was instrumental in negotiating consent decrees to bring Illinois into compliance with the Olmstead decree for older adults, people with serious mental illness and other disabilities.

Mr. Gelder previously served as Director and Deputy Director for the Illinois Department on Aging, managing approximately $1 billion for state and federal programs to help older adults receive the support and services needed to live safely in the community and avoid unnecessary and unwanted nursing home placement.

For 25 years prior to joining state government in 2003, Mr. Gelder was principal of a consulting firm that provided technical assistance, advocacy, and policy analysis to improve access, delivery, and quality of health care for under-served populations. From 1997 to 2009, Mr. Gelder served as an elected village trustee in Skokie, Illinois.

Mr. Gelder holds a master’s degree in health administration from Washington University, St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.

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.

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:
Michael Gelder, MPH
Michael Gelder and Associates
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
Department of Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Education and Social Policy
Northwestern University

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:

Identify national programs that support older adults in the community
Describe the overall system of care available through federal and state programs and how older adults and their families can access those programs locally
Discuss variations in long-term supports and services and how they are financed

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Caregiver Burden

Overview

An estimated 21% of U.S. households are impacted by caregiving responsibilities for older adults. Participate in this module to learn to identify risk factors associated with caregiver burden, how to utilize assessment instruments for identifying burden, and how best to employ resources to assist caregivers to develop coping skills to reduce burden. This module will enable you to support caregivers to become more confident and proficient in their caregiving capabilities, and reduce their strain and avoid burnout.

Author Information

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

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 Bios:
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.

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.

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:
Louise Starmann LCSW
Director of Social Service at Aging Care Connections, 1986 – 2016
Esther Santana, Caregiver, PhD
Associate Professor
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Northeastern Illinois University

Expert Bio:
Louise Starmann completed her Master of Social Work degree at Jane Addams College of Social Work. She served as Social Service Director at Aging Care Connections for 16 years and previously supervised elder abuse and case management programs. She has worked in the field of aging for 25 years providing community based assessments, elder abuse investigation and case work, information and referral, and family resources to caregivers of older adults before assuming the role of Director of Social Service.
Currently, Ms. Starmann is serving on the State of Illinois Older Adult Services committee and is an Adjunct Professor at Jane Addams College of Social Work teaching Social Work and Aging. Louise is working as a consultant to aging service providers in the development of strategic initiatives related to aging services and has a private practice consulting with older adults and families on long term care options

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:

List common mental and physical health problems caregivers may experience related to caring for the older adult
Identify the risk factors associated with caregiver burden
Discuss assessment instruments for identifying caregiver burden
Employ resources and assist caregivers to develop coping skills to reduce the stress associated with caregiving

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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Common Acquired Hospital Complications of the Older Adult

Overview

Hospitalization and readmission rates (“revolving door syndrome”) are extremely high among older adults. Approximately, 20% of Medicare patients are readmitted to hospitals within 30 days of being discharged, and 56% readmitted within one year of discharge. Hospitalizations among older adults disproportionately result in poor outcomes. Participate in this module to learn about five common complications experienced by hospitalized older adults—functional decline, delirium, falls, pressure injuries and adverse medication effects. This module will enable you to better understand the role of the interprofessional team in caring for hospitalized older adults and preventing complications.

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

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.

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.

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:
Lalitha Dileep-Ansal, MD
Internal Medicine Hospitalist
Elmhurst Memorial Clinic

Expert Bio:
Dr. Dileep-Ansal is an internal medicine physician currently working as a Hospitalist Physician at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. She also serves on the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee as well as the Lab and Diagnostics Review Committee to help ensure safe utilization of antibiotics for patient treatment and appropriate patient care. She also acts as a mentor in the Urban Bridges Medical Mentoring Program – a program designed to expose underrepresented, inner city youth interested in becoming a physician.

Dr Dileep-Ansal completed her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine, residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

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:

List complications commonly experienced by hospitalized older adults
Identify the role that providers and the interprofessional team have in caring for hospitalized older adults and preventing complications
Identify risk factors that increase the “revolving door syndrome” and complications of hospitalizations in older adults
Identify the stages and causes of pressure injuries

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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Palliative Care

Overview

Palliative care is an approach to aggressively treat symptoms and improve quality of life for patients facing life-limiting illness. Participate in this module to learn the role of the interdisciplinary palliative care team in relieving symptoms, pain and the stress of a serious illness. Learners will recognize clinical situations where palliative care may improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.

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. 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:
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

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 (JA0000275-0000-18-086-H04-P, JA0000275-0000-18-086-H04-T) for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

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

Identify the role of the interdisciplinary palliative care team
Differentiate between hospice and palliative care
Discuss clinical situations where hospice and palliative care may prolong life
Recognize when artificial nutrition provides no benefit to the patient

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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Elder Abuse and Self-Neglect

Overview

Elder abuse and self-neglect occur among older adults regardless of gender, race or ethnicity, living arrangements, health status or socioeconomic status. Participate in this module to learn how to detect warning signs, utilize screening and assessment tools, and optimize your role in an interdisciplinary team responding to elder abuse and self-neglect.

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

Author Bios:
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.

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

Peer Reviewer and Expert Interviewee:
Louise Starmann LCSW
Director of Social Service at Aging Care Connections, 1986 – 2016

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 (JA0000275-0000-18-059-H04-P, JA0000275-0000-18-059-H04-T) for 0.5 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

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

Differentiate the various types of elder abuse and elder self-neglect
Define the scope of the problems of elder abuse and elder self-neglect and describe the complexities of assessing and responding to abuse and self-neglect
Detect the warning signs of potential elder abuse and elder self-neglect
Review the screening and assessment tools for elder abuse and self-neglect
Explain the role of interprofessional care teams in responding to elder abuse or self-neglect

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Preventing Falls Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Overview

Falls are one of the leading causes of injury-related morbidity and mortality among older adults. Participate in this module to learn strategies for assessing fall risk in older adults and utilizing single, multiple and multifactorial fall prevention interventions.

Author Information

Elizabeth Peterson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Director of Professional Education
Clinical Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Applied Health Sciences
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Author Bio:

Dr. Elizabeth Peterson is a Clinical Professor and Director of Professional Education in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches a variety of courses in the occupational therapy master’s program, covering topics from adult physical disabilities to ethics in OT practice. The goal of her scholarship is to develop interventions to prevent falls and manage fear of falling among well and at-risk individuals with special attention to people living with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Peterson is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), representing AOTA as a member of the Expert Panel to update the Fall Prevention Guidelines of the American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatrics Society, and is a member of the AOTA Primary Care Workgroup. She is an original member of the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Falls Free Coalition, a founding member of the International MS Falls Prevention Research Network and she is currently leading the Illinois Fall Prevention Council.

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

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 (JA0000275-0000-18-087-H04-P, JA0000275-0000-18-087-H04-T) for 0.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

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

Explain the significance of falls in terms of prevalence, cost, and associated morbidity, mortality, and impact on quality of life
Describe strategies to assess for fall risk that reflect careful consideration of diverse and interacting fall risk factors
Differentiate among multiple, single, and multifactorial fall prevention interventions
Recognize that multiple, single, and multifactorial fall prevention interventions are often complementary
Describe the purpose and components of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Stopping Elderly Accidents, Death, and Injury (STEADI) Toolkit
Summarize key features of four evidence-based and community-based interventions: Otago; Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance; Stepping On; and Matter of Balance
Identify strategies and resources that health care providers can use to reduce fall risk among community-dwelling 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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