Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2014 | Thyroid Disorders in 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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Publish Date: June 18, 2014. This course will be available for three years from this date. 

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. To distinguish the presentation of thyroid disorders in older versus younger patients.
  2. To interpret thyroid function testing in healthy older individuals and older patients with non-thyroidal illness.
  3. To determine older patients with thyroid disorders who should be treated versus those that do not require treatment.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Alvin M. Matusumoto, MD
Acting Head and Professor, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine;
Associate Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center; Director, Clinical Research Unit, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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