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Module: Diabetes and Fall Risk: Special Considerations in Improving Quality of Life for Older Adults

Module Description:
Audience: Select Health Care Professionals
Prerequisites: None
As the world’s population ages, chronic diseases have become the most common cause of death. Most people over 65 have at least one chronic disease and half will have three or more. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent; 75% of people over age 80 have diabetes or pre-diabetes and treatment options may differ from younger patients. The elderly also have the highest risk of falls with one in three persons over 65 falling every year. Older people with diabetes have been found to have a higher risk of falls and when there is a fall; hip fracture is twelve times more likely.
This course will explore the identification and management of diabetes and fall risk and evidence based guidelines for management and prevention, as well as a discussion of special considerations in improving the quality of life and health care for older adults.


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the course, the nurse will be able to:
• Identify the problem: review demographics of diabetes and falls in older adults
• Discuss the medical and psychosocial complications of diabetes
• Review evidenced based preventive care for older adults
• Emphasize the critical importance of ‘geriatric syndrome’ identification and management
• Present the literature review of increased risk of falls in people with diabetes
• Discuss diabetes management with special considerations for older adults
• Discuss fall prevention strategies
• Identify partnerships for management of fall risk for people with diabetes: focus on patient self-management


The Philips Healthcare Learning Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15050 for 1.75 Contact Hours.


This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider No. 50-11991) for 1.5 Contact Hours. CE Broker Course Tracking No. 20-355724


This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Provider No. WV2011-0570) for 1.75 Contact Hours.


Philips Healthcare Learning Center (PHLC) is approved as a provider (Provider Number 6171) for continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Target Audience: Occupational Therapists. Content Level: Introductory. Content Categories: 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.


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 1.5 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: I00025322 Approval Number: 170000328.


The Philips Online Learning Center (Provider number 1176) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org.through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Philips Online Learning Center maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 08/19/15 – 08/19/2018.) Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Practice Level – Introductory. Social Workers participating in this non-interactive course will receive 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.


This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886492219-0 Category: Social Work) for 1.5 Social Work continuing education contact hours.



Author: Dr. Christine H. Fordyce
About the author:

Dr. Christine Fordyce is a primary care physician and Medical Director of the Healthy Aging Program at Group Health in Washington State. Currently, she is focused on the design and implementation of a full spectrum Preventive Care Model for Healthy Aging, based on Dr. Ed Wagner’s Chronic Care Model. The work fills out frontline content for public policy initiatives, community partnerships, patient self management strategies, decision support with education for providers, and integration of fundamental geriatric care into the electronic medical record for both group and network physician practice teams. A passionate national, community and medical education speaker over the last 20 years on all aspects of healthy aging and preventive care for older adults, Dr. Fordyce enjoys mentoring the next generation of leaders across health care team members from outpatient primary and specialty care, to hospital and home care.


Sponsor and/or Accreditation: Association of Social Work Boards
Credits: 1.50
Price: $0.00
Module Expiration Date:
4/17/2018: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months



Sponsor and/or Accreditation: California Board of Registered Nursing (Nursing Contact Hours)
Credits: 1.75
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: Commission for Case Manager Certification
Credits: 1.50
Price: $0.00
Module Expiration Date:
3/24/2018: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
5 months and 8 days



Sponsor and/or Accreditation: Florida Board of Nursing (Nursing Contact Hours)
Credits: 1.50
Price: $0.00
Module Expiration Date:
10/31/2017: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
14 days



Sponsor and/or Accreditation: West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Credits: 1.75
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

As of April 1, 2017, the Philips Online Learning Center will no longer offer Online Education Accounts for the advance purchase of bulk continuing education units (CEUs).  We will, however, continue to offer CEUs with the purchase of individual courses.

If you have an Online Learning Account purchased prior to April 1st with a balance of CEUs remaining, you may continue to use the account to obtain continuing education from the Philips Online Learning Center. 

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