Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2013 | Selected Topics | Risks of Hospitalization for Older Adults

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers, Washington State Residential Care Council Members and other interested professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Name three potential consequences ("risks") of hospitalization for older persons.
  2. Explain why older persons are more susceptible to adverse events when hospitalized compared to younger persons. 
  3. Describe two ways that adverse events may be avoided.  

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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