Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to help nurses, health educators, dietitians, emergency medical professionals, laboratory technologists, and occupational therapists understand how age-related changes in the immune system increase the risk and severity of common infections in older adult patients. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify at least three reasons older adult patients are more likely to develop an infection than younger patients and describe what happens to the immune system as we age.
  • Identify frequent causes, presentation, and management of serious illness or infection in the older adult population.
  • Indicate why it is so important that healthcare workers of various disciplines be vaccinated to protect older adult patients, and what healthcare professionals can do to encourage health and wellbeing in the older adult population.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.