The Process of Aging


Module Status:
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 (JA0000275-0000-18-091-H04-P, JA0000275-0000-18-091-H04-T) 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

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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.