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Understanding the Geriatric Population: Risks Associated with Prolonged Sitting and Goals of a Therapist (1.0 CE for PT)

Course Description This course is designed to assist the generalist therapist to have a better understanding of the changing body of an elderly client and the increased risk of sitting in an abnormal posture. It discusses health issues related to prolonged sitting in an abnormal posture. The...

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CMP: Disposable Absorbent Incontinence Products

Course Description Continence management products are designed for protection against moisture and to promote autonomy and dignity and should be chosen based on the individual residents needs. With so many products to chose from, it can be difficult to determine which product should be worn...

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Understanding Skin Tears for Healthcare Assistants

Course Description Skin tears represent a major problem affecting the elderly. It is estimated that at least 1.5 million skin tears occur in institutionalized elderly each year. Gain insight around strategies for selection of skin care products and review risk factors for development of skin...

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The Challenges of Geriatric Skincare

Course Description Aging affects all organ systems, and the changes in these organ systems inevitably affect the body’s largest organ: the skin. This course reviews the most common changes seen in geriatric skin, the treatment challenges they present, and how to best care for the aging skin...

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Advanced Physiology of the Skin (1.5 CE for Nurses)

Course Description Discuss the physiology of the skin including the composition and function of the different layers of the skin. Review the effects of aging of the skin due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Detail how the skin changes from infancy through the geriatric years. Implement...