What Practitioners Need To Know: Assessing and Managing Care of Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment

What Practitioners Need to Know: Assessing and Managing Care of Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment 

Course Expiration Date:  4/30/20

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $80.00.

Course Description: A myriad of complex care issues challenge the quality of care provided to an aging population by social workers, nurses, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals. This program will better prepare healthcare professionals identify and overcome barriers for the older adult population.  A discussion of the assessment and available resources for coordinating care to an aging population with cognitive impairment are presented in detail.

Target Audience:  Social Workers, Nurses, Licensed Psychology Counselors, Medical Assistants, and any other interested healthcare provider

Instructor:  Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss cognitive impairments in the aging population.
  • Discuss the implications of providing care of the aging population with cognitive impairments.
  • Discuss the assessment and planning recourses available for coordinating the care of the aging population.

Credit Statements:

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 4.0 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists:  This program has been approved for 4.0 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 4.0 contact hours. 

Certified Medical Assistants: This program, #136097,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for  4.0 CG continuing education units. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

Physical Therapy Credit: This course has been approved for 4 clock hours  by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. CEUL034989. Expires April 30, 2020.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.4 CEUs (4.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

 The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.