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Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
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Many patients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in activities in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they...
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Many patients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in activities in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Physical therapists understand this frustration, so they help patients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe ambulation techniques. Some patients need help with their basic needs because they don’t have the ability to take care of it themselves; helping them safely transfer from one place to another is equally as important as ambulation. This course discusses how physical therapists can better understand these concerns, so they can, in turn, educate patients and caregivers on was to improve or restore mobility.
Many patients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in activities in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Physical therapists understand this frustration, so they help patients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe ambulation techniques. Some patients need help with their basic needs because they don’t have the ability to take care of it themselves; helping them safely transfer from one place to another is equally as important as ambulation. This course discusses how physical therapists can better understand these concerns, so they can, in turn, educate patients and caregivers on was to improve or restore mobility.
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Many conditions may cause an impaired gait, which can impact the effectiveness of a patient’s ambulation, efficiency, and safety. Physical therapy practitioners leverage their knowledge to administer...
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Many conditions may cause an impaired gait, which can impact the effectiveness of a patient’s ambulation, efficiency, and safety. Physical therapy practitioners leverage their knowledge to administer progressive gait training interventions to help these patients recover mobility. They also recommend ambulation aids that help individuals restore functional ambulation. This course discusses the basic components of the normal gait cycle, several pre-ambulation considerations, the selection of ambulation assistive devices, and the effective techniques for safe gait training.
Many conditions may cause an impaired gait, which can impact the effectiveness of a patient’s ambulation, efficiency, and safety. Physical therapy practitioners leverage their knowledge to administer progressive gait training interventions to help these patients recover mobility. They also recommend ambulation aids that help individuals restore functional ambulation. This course discusses the basic components of the normal gait cycle, several pre-ambulation considerations, the selection of ambulation assistive devices, and the effective techniques for safe gait training.
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Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the inter-professional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care...
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Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the inter-professional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care settings or providers, or different levels of care within the same setting as a patient’s condition changes. This module equips teams to understand the risks associated with transition, effective interventions and communication strategies, and the role they can play in optimizing patient care outcomes.
Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the inter-professional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care settings or providers, or different levels of care within the same setting as a patient’s condition changes. This module equips teams to understand the risks associated with transition, effective interventions and communication strategies, and the role they can play in optimizing patient care outcomes.
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Produced by: Duke University
Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the interprofessional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care...
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Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the interprofessional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care settings or providers, or different levels of care within the same setting as a patient’s condition changes. This module equips teams to understand risks associated with transition, effective interventions and communication strategies, and the role they can play in optimizing patient care outcomes.
Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the interprofessional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care settings or providers, or different levels of care within the same setting as a patient’s condition changes. This module equips teams to understand risks associated with transition, effective interventions and communication strategies, and the role they can play in optimizing patient care outcomes.
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Produced by: Duke University
Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the inter-professional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care...
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Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the inter-professional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care settings or providers, or different levels of care within the same setting as a patient’s condition changes. This module equips teams to understand the risks associated with transition, effective interventions and communication strategies, and the role they can play in optimizing patient care outcomes.
Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the inter-professional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care settings or providers, or different levels of care within the same setting as a patient’s condition changes. This module equips teams to understand the risks associated with transition, effective interventions and communication strategies, and the role they can play in optimizing patient care outcomes.
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Produced by: Duke University
Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the interprofessional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care...
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Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the interprofessional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care settings or providers, or different levels of care within the same setting as a patient’s condition changes. This module equips teams to understand the risks associated with transition, effective interventions and communication strategies, and the role they can play in optimizing patient care outcomes.
Care Transitions can be defined as a set of actions taken by the interprofessional team that are intended to ensure coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different care settings or providers, or different levels of care within the same setting as a patient’s condition changes. This module equips teams to understand the risks associated with transition, effective interventions and communication strategies, and the role they can play in optimizing patient care outcomes.
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Produced by: Duke University
Through the course of their duties, those who work in Physical Therapy will care for many different types of patients. Some patients need care due to illness, a disability, or the effects of old age. Others...
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Through the course of their duties, those who work in Physical Therapy will care for many different types of patients. Some patients need care due to illness, a disability, or the effects of old age. Others will seem physically healthy, but they may be unable to fully care for themselves due to mental or emotional illness. Some patients will suffer from emotional illnesses that were brought on by another sickness or a disability. To fully care for these individuals, therapists will consider both the physical and emotional needs of their patients; having a better understanding of emotional illness helps them do this. This course discusses several mental health issues that therapists may see in their patients, along with suggestions on how to treat patients with an emotional or mental illness.
Through the course of their duties, those who work in Physical Therapy will care for many different types of patients. Some patients need care due to illness, a disability, or the effects of old age. Others will seem physically healthy, but they may be unable to fully care for themselves due to mental or emotional illness. Some patients will suffer from emotional illnesses that were brought on by another sickness or a disability. To fully care for these individuals, therapists will consider both the physical and emotional needs of their patients; having a better understanding of emotional illness helps them do this. This course discusses several mental health issues that therapists may see in their patients, along with suggestions on how to treat patients with an emotional or mental illness.
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Produced by: Ed4Online
Dizziness is a common complaint amongst elderly people. It can occur as a symptom of several underlying conditions, each requiring its own treatment approach. Dizziness is difficult for many people to...
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Dizziness is a common complaint amongst elderly people. It can occur as a symptom of several underlying conditions, each requiring its own treatment approach. Dizziness is difficult for many people to describe, making it harder for practitioners to determine the underlying cause. Occupational therapist professionals must be able to recognize and differentiate between the various types of dizziness, and be able to perform client assessments to determine the cause of client dizziness. This course discusses the various types of age-related dizziness, how healthcare professionals treat each type, and how occupational therapists can use this information to plan and execute an effective client intervention for dizziness.
Dizziness is a common complaint amongst elderly people. It can occur as a symptom of several underlying conditions, each requiring its own treatment approach. Dizziness is difficult for many people to describe, making it harder for practitioners to determine the underlying cause. Occupational therapist professionals must be able to recognize and differentiate between the various types of dizziness, and be able to perform client assessments to determine the cause of client dizziness. This course discusses the various types of age-related dizziness, how healthcare professionals treat each type, and how occupational therapists can use this information to plan and execute an effective client intervention for dizziness.
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Physical therapy professionals work in many settings; some of these settings have very specific documentation standards, others may not. Documentation is the written evidence of someone’s activities,...
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Physical therapy professionals work in many settings; some of these settings have very specific documentation standards, others may not. Documentation is the written evidence of someone’s activities, decisions, actions, observations, and other official information about their daily interactions with patients. Documentation should be evidence-based, which helps it to be more clinically defensible. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers documentation guidelines that can be used in a wide range of therapy settings. This course discusses APTA documentation recommendations for physical therapy professionals working in clinical settings.
Physical therapy professionals work in many settings; some of these settings have very specific documentation standards, others may not. Documentation is the written evidence of someone’s activities, decisions, actions, observations, and other official information about their daily interactions with patients. Documentation should be evidence-based, which helps it to be more clinically defensible. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers documentation guidelines that can be used in a wide range of therapy settings. This course discusses APTA documentation recommendations for physical therapy professionals working in clinical settings.
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When patients are comfortable they feel calm and relaxed, which makes their therapy sessions more successful. Helping patients with their physical and emotional comfort as they adapt to physical limitations...
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When patients are comfortable they feel calm and relaxed, which makes their therapy sessions more successful. Helping patients with their physical and emotional comfort as they adapt to physical limitations is at the heart of the physical therapist’s job. When patients are physically and emotionally comfortable, they are better able to rest and sleep, which improves their overall well-being and helps the body to heal. The physical therapist is an important member of the patient’s care team, and they have a direct impact on the comfort and overall health of the people under their care. This course will teach physical therapists how to ensure patients receive the comfort they need to reduce pain and promote healthy rest and sleep.
When patients are comfortable they feel calm and relaxed, which makes their therapy sessions more successful. Helping patients with their physical and emotional comfort as they adapt to physical limitations is at the heart of the physical therapist’s job. When patients are physically and emotionally comfortable, they are better able to rest and sleep, which improves their overall well-being and helps the body to heal. The physical therapist is an important member of the patient’s care team, and they have a direct impact on the comfort and overall health of the people under their care. This course will teach physical therapists how to ensure patients receive the comfort they need to reduce pain and promote healthy rest and sleep.
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Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When physical therapists effectively communicate with their patients, the patient will feel less isolated and...
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Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When physical therapists effectively communicate with their patients, the patient will feel less isolated and have an improved sense of well-being. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective therapist-patient communications, especially when patients lose some or all ability to hear the spoken word. Paying attention to another’s communication needs is one of the most important duties of any healthcare provider. When therapists understand how the communication process works and how to effectively send and receive messages, they are better able to meet their patient’s needs. This course discusses hearing impairments, and how to better communication with patients who have hearing impairments.
Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When physical therapists effectively communicate with their patients, the patient will feel less isolated and have an improved sense of well-being. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective therapist-patient communications, especially when patients lose some or all ability to hear the spoken word. Paying attention to another’s communication needs is one of the most important duties of any healthcare provider. When therapists understand how the communication process works and how to effectively send and receive messages, they are better able to meet their patient’s needs. This course discusses hearing impairments, and how to better communication with patients who have hearing impairments.
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The primary outcome of all occupational therapy intervention is to improve quality of life. This goal applies to all aspects of one’s life, regardless of the client’s unique situation. Some occupational...
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The primary outcome of all occupational therapy intervention is to improve quality of life. This goal applies to all aspects of one’s life, regardless of the client’s unique situation. Some occupational therapy clients will be at the end of their life, meaning that they are suffering from the late stages of a disease or conditions that are expected to result in death soon. These individuals are often placed in hospice care, where they are cared for by an interdisciplinary care team that includes occupational therapy professionals. This course discusses occupational therapy’s role in hospice care, especially how they help clients enjoy an improved quality of life as death approaches.
The primary outcome of all occupational therapy intervention is to improve quality of life. This goal applies to all aspects of one’s life, regardless of the client’s unique situation. Some occupational therapy clients will be at the end of their life, meaning that they are suffering from the late stages of a disease or conditions that are expected to result in death soon. These individuals are often placed in hospice care, where they are cared for by an interdisciplinary care team that includes occupational therapy professionals. This course discusses occupational therapy’s role in hospice care, especially how they help clients enjoy an improved quality of life as death approaches.
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Incidents of diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis, and other infections have increased over the last several decades. Preventing illness has always been an important part of healthcare, but the spread of these...
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Incidents of diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis, and other infections have increased over the last several decades. Preventing illness has always been an important part of healthcare, but the spread of these deadly diseases has made it even more important. Physical therapist should understand how infections are caused and how illness spreads from person to person. Knowing about infection control will help you take steps to ensure you do not become infected while working with patients. By following infection control techniques and other standard precautions, the physical therapist will keep themselves, their patients, and their families safer. This course shows how to practice infection control techniques that help prevent yourself, patients, and others from becoming infected by infectious diseases and illnesses.
Incidents of diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis, and other infections have increased over the last several decades. Preventing illness has always been an important part of healthcare, but the spread of these deadly diseases has made it even more important. Physical therapist should understand how infections are caused and how illness spreads from person to person. Knowing about infection control will help you take steps to ensure you do not become infected while working with patients. By following infection control techniques and other standard precautions, the physical therapist will keep themselves, their patients, and their families safer. This course shows how to practice infection control techniques that help prevent yourself, patients, and others from becoming infected by infectious diseases and illnesses.
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This is the Post Survey for the Interprofessional Frail Elder Program. This survey is to measure employees’ confidence following the training as it relates to frail elder care.
This is the Post Survey for the Interprofessional Frail Elder Program. This survey is to measure employees’ confidence following the training as it relates to frail elder care.
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Produced by: Duke University
This is the Post Survey for the Interprofessional Frail Elder Program for Ambulatory Settings. This survey is to measure employees’ confidence following the training as it relates to frail elder care.
This is the Post Survey for the Interprofessional Frail Elder Program for Ambulatory Settings. This survey is to measure employees’ confidence following the training as it relates to frail elder care.
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Produced by: Duke University
This is the Post Survey for the Interprofessional Frail Elder Program for Post Acute settings. This survey is to measure employees’ confidence following the training as it relates to frail elder care.
This is the Post Survey for the Interprofessional Frail Elder Program for Post Acute settings. This survey is to measure employees’ confidence following the training as it relates to frail elder care.
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Produced by: Duke University
Most older adults enter the hospital undernourished and even more leave the hospital undernourished; medical professionals must be able to recognize this and act. This module focuses on assessing the risk...
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Most older adults enter the hospital undernourished and even more leave the hospital undernourished; medical professionals must be able to recognize this and act. This module focuses on assessing the risk factors, choosing a nutritional support plan, and facilitating communication of the plan across care settings.
Most older adults enter the hospital undernourished and even more leave the hospital undernourished; medical professionals must be able to recognize this and act. This module focuses on assessing the risk factors, choosing a nutritional support plan, and facilitating communication of the plan across care settings.
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Produced by: Duke University
Most older adults enter the hospital undernourished and even more leave the hospital undernourished; medical professionals must be able to recognize this and act. This module focuses on assessing the risk...
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Most older adults enter the hospital undernourished and even more leave the hospital undernourished; medical professionals must be able to recognize this and act. This module focuses on assessing the risk factors, choosing a nutritional support plan, and facilitating communication of the plan across care settings.
Most older adults enter the hospital undernourished and even more leave the hospital undernourished; medical professionals must be able to recognize this and act. This module focuses on assessing the risk factors, choosing a nutritional support plan, and facilitating communication of the plan across care settings.
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Produced by: Duke University
Osteoarthritis affects up to 40% of all adults, with knee and hip Osteoarthritis among the most common causes of pain and disability in the older adult population. Osteoarthritis-related disability is a major...
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Osteoarthritis affects up to 40% of all adults, with knee and hip Osteoarthritis among the most common causes of pain and disability in the older adult population. Osteoarthritis-related disability is a major health problem. There is no cure for Osteoarthritis, but many have tried to further understand common pathologies and the etiology of Osteoarthritis to better decrease the effects Osteoarthritis has on one’s functional abilities. Osteoarthritis can be treated with conservative and non-conservative measures, including surgery. Weight plays a role in the diagnosis of Osteoarthritis, so weight management is an important factor when considering treatment options for this condition. This course discusses how Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals can help patients and clients decrease their Osteoarthritis-related symptoms, while improving their functional ability, using both conservative management techniques and post-operative rehabilitation.
Osteoarthritis affects up to 40% of all adults, with knee and hip Osteoarthritis among the most common causes of pain and disability in the older adult population. Osteoarthritis-related disability is a major health problem. There is no cure for Osteoarthritis, but many have tried to further understand common pathologies and the etiology of Osteoarthritis to better decrease the effects Osteoarthritis has on one’s functional abilities. Osteoarthritis can be treated with conservative and non-conservative measures, including surgery. Weight plays a role in the diagnosis of Osteoarthritis, so weight management is an important factor when considering treatment options for this condition. This course discusses how Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals can help patients and clients decrease their Osteoarthritis-related symptoms, while improving their functional ability, using both conservative management techniques and post-operative rehabilitation.
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Produced by: Ed4Online
Diabetes Mellitus is a very common health problem, with about 190 million sufferers worldwide. Genetic factors and environmental influences are responsible for the development of this condition, with obesity...
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Diabetes Mellitus is a very common health problem, with about 190 million sufferers worldwide. Genetic factors and environmental influences are responsible for the development of this condition, with obesity and inactivity being a primary cause of diabetes in the developed world. While Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals may not treat diabetes itself, they routinely encounter patients and clients who have diabetes-related complications and comorbidities that require their professional expertise. Because diabetes is linked to inactivity, these professionals are in a unique position to help diabetes patients overcome inactivity to improve their health. This course discusses the types of diabetes, how it impacts patients and clients, and how Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals can help people cope with the disease.
Diabetes Mellitus is a very common health problem, with about 190 million sufferers worldwide. Genetic factors and environmental influences are responsible for the development of this condition, with obesity and inactivity being a primary cause of diabetes in the developed world. While Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals may not treat diabetes itself, they routinely encounter patients and clients who have diabetes-related complications and comorbidities that require their professional expertise. Because diabetes is linked to inactivity, these professionals are in a unique position to help diabetes patients overcome inactivity to improve their health. This course discusses the types of diabetes, how it impacts patients and clients, and how Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals can help people cope with the disease.
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Rotator cuff pathology is a very common cause of shoulder pain, weakness, and limitations of daily activities, resulting in lost time at work and play. Many people can recover after physical therapy alone,...
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Rotator cuff pathology is a very common cause of shoulder pain, weakness, and limitations of daily activities, resulting in lost time at work and play. Many people can recover after physical therapy alone, depending on the size and type of rotator cuff tear. Others do not respond to more conservative management approaches, requiring surgery to repair a rotator cuff injury. There are many common rotator cuff pathologies that lead to rotator cuff dysfunction. Rotator cuff tears can be treated conservatively, without surgery, or through one of several surgical approaches. It is important to understand the proper rehabilitation protocol following surgery for the patient to reach the best outcome. This course will discuss the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder, leading to a better understanding the impact of a rotator cuff injury. We will also discuss the proper rehabilitation protocol following rotator cuff surgery, along with other non-conservative approaches to the management of rotator cuff tears.
Rotator cuff pathology is a very common cause of shoulder pain, weakness, and limitations of daily activities, resulting in lost time at work and play. Many people can recover after physical therapy alone, depending on the size and type of rotator cuff tear. Others do not respond to more conservative management approaches, requiring surgery to repair a rotator cuff injury. There are many common rotator cuff pathologies that lead to rotator cuff dysfunction. Rotator cuff tears can be treated conservatively, without surgery, or through one of several surgical approaches. It is important to understand the proper rehabilitation protocol following surgery for the patient to reach the best outcome. This course will discuss the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder, leading to a better understanding the impact of a rotator cuff injury. We will also discuss the proper rehabilitation protocol following rotator cuff surgery, along with other non-conservative approaches to the management of rotator cuff tears.
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Medications have become a very important part of modern medical care. Their use has, in many cases, led to longer, healthier and more comfortable lives for older adults. These same medications, however, if...
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Medications have become a very important part of modern medical care. Their use has, in many cases, led to longer, healthier and more comfortable lives for older adults. These same medications, however, if not managed safely, can lead to injury and death. This module focuses on developing a team-based approach to improving medication management.
Medications have become a very important part of modern medical care. Their use has, in many cases, led to longer, healthier and more comfortable lives for older adults. These same medications, however, if not managed safely, can lead to injury and death. This module focuses on developing a team-based approach to improving medication management.
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Produced by: Duke University
Medications have become a very important part of modern medical care. Their use has, in many cases, led to longer, healthier and more comfortable lives for older adults. These same medications, however, if...
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Medications have become a very important part of modern medical care. Their use has, in many cases, led to longer, healthier and more comfortable lives for older adults. These same medications, however, if not managed safely, can lead to injury and death. This module focuses on developing a team-based approach to improving medication management.
Medications have become a very important part of modern medical care. Their use has, in many cases, led to longer, healthier and more comfortable lives for older adults. These same medications, however, if not managed safely, can lead to injury and death. This module focuses on developing a team-based approach to improving medication management.
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Produced by: Duke University
Medications have become a very important part of modern medical care. Their use has led, in many cases, to longer, healthier and more comfortable lives for older adults. These same medications, however, if...
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Medications have become a very important part of modern medical care. Their use has led, in many cases, to longer, healthier and more comfortable lives for older adults. These same medications, however, if not managed safely, can lead to injury and death. This module focuses on developing a team-based approach to improving medication management.
Medications have become a very important part of modern medical care. Their use has led, in many cases, to longer, healthier and more comfortable lives for older adults. These same medications, however, if not managed safely, can lead to injury and death. This module focuses on developing a team-based approach to improving medication management.
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Produced by: Duke University