Aging and Disorders of Communication

Communication links all human beings together. As individuals age, their ability to perceive information through their senses is often distorted or impaired. Age-related sensory changes impact the quality of life and the quality of communication.

 

Price: $21.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.10
AOTA CEUs: 0.21
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a condition in which the concept of loss is central – the loss of one’s memories, independence, the ability to recognize loved ones, and the loss of dignity. Often referred to as “the long goodbye,” AD is the most common t… Read more »

 

Price: $40.00
CONTACT HOURS: 4.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.40
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Caregiving at the End of Life – Issues and Considerations

Caregivers are individuals who provide care to an individual who needs assistance. Caregivers can be professionals but are often unpaid individuals who support a loved one through an illness or the last phase of life. The experience can be immensely… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Centenarians: Keys to Longevity

Living to be 100 years old was once considered a rare occurrence, but with advancements in medicine and lifestyle changes, living to be 100 is not so improbable today. As a group, there are more centenarians worldwide than ever before, with the large… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Certificate in Gerontology

The concepts of alternative, holistic, and integrative medicine have their roots in various healing traditions that have been around for thousands of years. Yet, this philosophy is receiving much attention today due to the changing health care climat… Read more »

 

Price: $150.00
CONTACT HOURS: 25.00
AOTA CEUs: 2.50
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Certificate in Healthy Aging

As the population in the United States ages, there are many opportunities to learn how to work with seniors in multiple settings in a way that supports quality care and quality of life. is designed for individuals who are working in the health care f… Read more »

 

Price: $60.00
CONTACT HOURS: 10.00
AOTA CEUs: 1.00
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Certificate in Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Health care professionals today are acutely aware of the need to understand the legal and ethical environment in which they practice. Ever-shrinking resources, shorter lengths of stay, high-acuity patients, availability of more complex information, d… Read more »

 

Price: $72.00
CONTACT HOURS: 12.00
AOTA CEUs: 1.20
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Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

With the advent of astounding scientific and technological advances in every area of health care, today’s health care environment is increasingly fraught with complex patient care issues. Health care professionals often have varying views on legal an… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Cultural Considerations at the End of Life

At the end of life, attitudes about the loss of a loved one profoundly affect how both a dying person and his or her family and friends address the dying and the grieving processes. Diverse populations in the United States provide health-care profess… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Miracle SkyDeath and Dying

What is grief? What are normal grief responses? What is involved in the final life transition—death? These are some of the questions that will be discussed in this course. The role of culture, palliative and hospice care, advance directives, and the… Read more »

 

Price: $15.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.15
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Elder Abuse

Older adults today are vibrant, independent, living longer, and in better health than their ancestors. However, as this growing population increases, so does the issue of caring for elderly individuals. Caregivers must often cope with stressful econo… Read more »

 

Price: $21.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.10
AOTA CEUs: 0.21
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prayEnd-of-Life Issues: Death, Dying, and Grief

The dying experience is a profound, individual experience. The experience of loss and grief are as individual and unique as the persons involved. During this time, people often raise questions about the meaning of life.

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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young man w-O2 mask in ICUEnd-of-Life Issues: Ethical Issues

End-of-life care presents health care professionals with many ethical challenges and dilemmas. Understanding ethical theories and ethical principles can provide a foundation for decision making. This course provides health care professionals with the… Read more »

 

Price: $35.00
CONTACT HOURS: 3.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.35
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morning gloryEnd-of-Life Issues: Hospice and Palliative Care

Using a multidisciplinary team approach, the primary goals of hospice and palliative care are to provide symptom control, psychosocial and spiritual care, and optimal quality of life. The role of hospice and palliative care is rapidly expanding due t… Read more »

 

Price: $25.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.25
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abandonment and griefEnd-of-Life Issues: Pain Assessment and Management

Pain assessment and management are especially important for high-quality end-of-life care. To provide quality care to individuals at this stage of their lives, health care practitioners must be particularly skilled at assessing pain, understanding mi… Read more »

 

Price: $35.00
CONTACT HOURS: 3.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.35
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hand cupped to sunEnd-of-Life Issues: Physiologic Changes at the End of Life

For health care professionals to provide compassionate, quality care to patients at the end of life, they must understand the many changes the patient undergoes. Holistic end-of-life care provides relief, comfort, and support whenever possible. It in… Read more »

 

Price: $35.00
CONTACT HOURS: 3.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.35
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Ethical Foundations in Healthcare

Healthcare professionals face ethical dilemmas every day of their professional lives. Ethical decision-making is an important part of the care they provide to their patients and clients. A sound understanding of key ethical issues helps health care p… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Ethical Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

There has been a dramatic rise in the use and acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in the United States. However, there are ethical issues that remain unresolved surrounding provider oversight, inconsistent legislative… Read more »

 

Price: $15.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.15
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Loving senior coupleHealthy Aging

This course is designed to introduce the health professional to a broad, conceptually integrated perspective on the topic of healthy aging. This course discusses healthy aging as it relates to cultural similarities and differences, complementary and… Read more »

 

Price: $21.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.10
AOTA CEUs: 0.21
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HIPAA and Patient Privacy

Personal health information is protected under federal law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides for the protection and security of personal health information. Both health care professionals and consumers must und… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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smiling senior coupleIntimacy, Sexuality, and Healthy Aging

Loving and being loved are essential to maintaining a positive, healthy attitude. Quality of life is often related to affection and tenderness shared with loved ones. With a healthy self-esteem and a willingness to communicate with a partner, older a… Read more »

 

Price: $15.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.15
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Senior couple walking on beachIntroduction to Gerontology

Opportunities are unlimited for the individual who knows the field of gerontology. Demographic changes and changes in health care have influenced the development of a variety of gerontologic roles. This course will provide a broad overview of the fie… Read more »

 

Price: $24.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.40
AOTA CEUs: 0.24
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Legal Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Patient use and acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in the United States is increasing. However, many legal issues remain unresolved surrounding provider oversight, inconsistent legislative mandates regarding definiti… Read more »

 

Price: $25.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.25
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Legal Issues in Healthcare

Health care professionals today are acutely aware of the need to understand the legal environment in which they practice. Ever-shrinking resources, shorter lengths of stay, high-acuity patients, availability of more complex information, diverse patie… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Medication Errors

Medications promote healing, reduce suffering, and contribute to modern medical miracles. However, because thousands of new drugs have been developed recently, because the health care environment is increasingly complex, and because patients are olde… Read more »

 

Price: $30.00
CONTACT HOURS: 3.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.30
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Mental Health and Aging

This course will provide health care professionals with an overview of mental health and aging, including mental health wellness strategies, mental health disorders, cultural competence, cultural diversity, complementary and alternative medicine trea… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Nutrition and Healthy Aging

Increasing scientific, clinical, and social interest helps us understand the relationship between nutrition and aging. Eating well is essential in all stages of life but is especially important for maintaining good health and slowing the aging proces… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery

The gift of organ donation is the gift of life. However, the gap between those who need an organ or tissue donation and the number of donations available is wide and growing. Health care providers need to understand the issues surrounding organ and t… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Pain Assessment and Management in the Older Adult

Pain is a symptom that signals distress in virtually every population and every age. To provide quality care to aging adults, health care providers must be particularly skilled at assessing pain, understanding misconceptions of pain management, addre… Read more »

 

Price: $22.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.20
AOTA CEUs: 0.22
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Physical Activity and Healthy Aging

Physical activity is essential for healthy aging and well-being. Throughout life, engaging in enjoyable movement, such as walking, dancing, golfing, swimming, and cycling can increase the chances for health and vitality in later years.

 

Price: $25.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.25
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Physiology of Aging

There are more older adults in the United States than ever before in history, making this segment one of the fastest-growing portions of the population. The appropriate care of older adults requires health care providers to have a solid understanding… Read more »

 

Price: $24.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.40
AOTA CEUs: 0.24
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Sexual Assault, Gender Violence, and Rape

Rape or sexual assault can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. These forms of sexual violence are among the most underreported crimes in both the United States and the world due to the inten… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Sleep and Aging

Sleep is essential to a healthy, productive life. While sleep disorders and changes affect all of us as we age, older adults undergo many sleep-related changes that can affect their physical and psychological well-being. This course presents a review… Read more »

 

Price: $21.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.10
AOTA CEUs: 0.21
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Social Media and Healthcare

Social media has many characteristics and has become part of the very fabric of today’s society. It can be immediate, irreverent, and incredibly powerful. The use of social media in all areas of life, especially healthcare, is growing exponentially…. Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Spiritual Care of the Dying

The dying experience is unique for each individual. For many individuals, death is not an end to life. It is simply a passage to another dimension, sometimes called heaven, the spiritual world, another plane of existence, or nirvana. As knowledge of… Read more »

 

Price: $21.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.10
AOTA CEUs: 0.21
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Spiritual Dimensions of Aging

Aging presents unique challenges to an individual’s spiritual growth, development, and expression. This course examines the process of spiritual development in the aging individual, including the relationship between loss, hope, love, sexuality, reli… Read more »

 

Price: $22.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.20
AOTA CEUs: 0.22
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The Healthy Aging Brain

The brain is the most complex part of the human body. People once believed that progressive mental decline was inevitable, but now we know that the brain’s ability to age well varies from person to person and is affected by genetic predisposition, ge… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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The Older Woman

America is growing older and most older Americans are women. Today’s older woman is part of a diverse group that varies in income, education level, health, functional abilities, living arrangements, and access to support services. Because women live… Read more »

 

Price: $21.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.10
AOTA CEUs: 0.21
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Tickborne Diseases

In the United States, ticks carry many different pathogens that can cause a variety of human diseases. One of the most common of these is Lyme disease. Many tickborne diseases are challenging to diagnose because their symptoms imitate other common il… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Workplace violence is an increasing problem in organizations today and is especially challenging in the health care industry. Considered a human rights issue, workplace violence affects the dignity of millions of people worldwide and is a major sourc… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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