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Module: Assessing Outcomes Vital to Independent Living in Late Life

Module Description: Audience: Select Healthcare Professionals
Skill level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
It is a well known fact that the population of the United States is aging rapidly. Researchers have found that successful aging is based upon three pillars: avoiding disease, engaging with life and maintaining high cognitive and physical function. This course focuses on the precise assessment of individual function, which is the foundation for maintaining high cognitive and physical function. Traditional standardized assessments of patient function, such as the Functional Independent Measure (FIM) and the SF-36, are contrasted with contemporary assessments that use Computer Adaptive Testing (CATs). The Activity Measure of Post Acute Care (AM-PAC) is introduced as an example of a scientifically validated CAT assessment that was developed at the Boston University Research and Training Center for Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes. AM-PAC results are being used to match patient needs to appropriate care setting and interventions and also to identify impending problems and understand where help is needed. In 2009, the American Occupational Therapy Association announced its endorsement of the AM-PAC and its plan to use the tool to gather functional improvement data for its national database.


Learning Objectives
* Discuss the context for late life functional assessment
* Describe the limitations of traditional functional assessment methods
* Explain the advantages of contemporary methods of functional assessment
* Discuss examples of how contemporary functional assessment might be useful in working with older adults with chronic health problems


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Philips Healthcare Learning Center (PHLC) is approved as a provider (provider number 6171) for continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA.) Target Audience: Occupational Therapists. Content Level: Intermediate. Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation. Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA , p>
This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1.0 CE contact hour. Activity Code: I00024801 Approval # 160005260.


The Philips Healthcare Learning Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15050, for 1.0 Contact Hours.


This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider No. 50-11991) for 1.0 Contact Hour. CE Broker Course Tracking No. 20-310394


This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Provider No. WV2011-0570RN) for 1.0 Contact Hours.


This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886492219-8259) for 1.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours.



Author: Dr. Alan M. Jette
About the author:

Dr. Jette’s is an internationally recognized expert in the measurement and epidemiology  of functional limitations and disability.  He has developed numerous instruments that assess function and disability and has published over 125 articles on these topics in the rehabilitation, geriatrics, and public health literature.   Dr. Jette’s current research interests include the measurement, epidemiology, and prevention of disability, and the development and dissemination of contemporary outcome measurement instruments to evaluate the quality of health care. Dr. Jette chaired the Institute of Medicine’s Study, The Future of Disability in America.  Building on the 1991 landmark IOM report, Disability in America, the IOM Panel released its report in April, 2007 that updates developments since 1991 and highlights future disability priorities for the nation.


Sponsor and/or Accreditation: California Board of Registered Nursing (Nursing Contact Hours)
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00
Module Expiration Date:
3/31/2018: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
5 months and 14 days



Sponsor and/or Accreditation: Florida Board of Nursing (Nursing Contact Hours)
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00
Module Expiration Date:
10/31/2017: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
14 days



Sponsor and/or Accreditation: National Association of Social Workers
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00
Module Expiration Date:
11/30/2017: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
1 month and 14 days



Sponsor and/or Accreditation: West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00
Module Expiration Date:
12/31/2017: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
2 months and 14 days



 

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Attention: Florida RT’s

As of Aug. 31, 2017, the Philips Online Learning Center will no longer offer Florida DOH approved courses. Philips continues to offer ASRT approved, Category A and Category A+ courses for CE credit. Please submit your ASRT approved CE certificates with your online renewal during your renewal period. 

Bulk CEU Sales Discontinued

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