Epilepsy is not always the first possibility that comes to mind when an older adult has a seizure or related episode. Its clinical presentation can resemble other conditions that are common in the older population, such as stroke, head injury, brain tumors, brain surgery, serious infections, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, chronic alcoholism, toxic/metabolic disturbances, Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia.
This free, interactive course is designed to teach and equip staff in senior-serving organizations to deliver “Seniors and Seizures” content at their agency.
Seniors and Seizures: A Training Program for Senior-Serving Organizations (CDC Course No. RPWD 2923) modules include:
By completing the course, Seniors & Seizures will be able to:
Recognize 3 types of seizures that are most common in older adults.
Identify 5 signs or symptoms of epilepsy in older adults.
List 3 first aid steps in helping older adults having a seizure.
List 3 possible causes of epilepsy and seizures in older adults.
Identify 3 ways epilepsy impacts the older adult population.
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Who can take the course?
Anyone can take the course to learn about epilepsy but the course is intended for senior-serving organizations who want an introduction to seizure identification and first aid strategies, including:
Are there any prerequisites to take the course?
There are no prerequisites to take the course.
How long does it take to complete the course?
Time to complete the course varies by each user. There are 4 required modules in the training, which takes approximately 75 minutes to complete.
What materials or equipment do I need to take the course?
How do I get credit for taking the course?
Upon completing the course, you must complete the online posttest and evaluation. Refer to the Instructions for Course Credit below.
How long is the posttest?
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 1.2 contact hours
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer (0.1) CEU's for this program.
CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to <1> total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are <0>. CDC provider number 98614.
For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer (1) CPH recertification credits for this program.
DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
If CNE Joint Provider: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Epilepsy Foundation are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.
CDC did not accept commercial support for this activity.
In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WD2923-SENIORS & SEIZURES: AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING OLDER ADULTS please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before 8/17/2019.
Access Code: This code will be provided on your certificate of completion once you complete the class.
CE Expiration Date: 8/17/2019