Using Telehealth to Provide Care to Isolated Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

An On-Demand Webinar
 
In this engaging 25-minute webinar, Drs. Magdalena Bednarczyk and Sasha Alexander Rackman discuss the consequences of social isolation on older adults' health and functional status. They offer best practices for delivering care to older adults at home via telehealth and approaches for home healthcare teams providing high quality care remotely.
 
Medium: Video with PPT, eLearning
Webinar Presentation Using Telehealth to Provide Care to Isolated Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Activity Length: 25 minutes
Test Time: 5 minutes

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, trainees, students, and other healthcare professionals called to the front lines to care for high volumes of seriously ill and COVID-19 patients and families.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
 
  • Describe the consequences of social isolation on an older adults’ health and functional status;
  • Discuss the best practices for delivering care to older adults at home via telehealth;
  • Identify opportunities for home health teams to provide high quality care remotely.

 

Commercial Support: This CME-certified activity has not requested or received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.


Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network

This work is conducted by the Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program, funded by grant No.U77HP26847 from the Health Resources and Services Administration, and administered by the National Center for Rural Health Professions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine - Rockford.

Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Professionalism
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Aliza Baron
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
773-702-9327
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 0.50 Participation
  • 0.50 Social Work CEU
Activity opens: 
06/18/2020
Activity expires: 
08/31/2021
FACULTY
  Magdalena Bednarczyk, MD
  Section Chief of Geriatric Medicine
  Rush University Medical Center


 

  Sasha Alexander Rackman, MD
  Geriatric Medicine, Assistant Professor
  Rush University Medical Center

 

 
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PUBLICATIONS
View a partial list of Dr. Bednarczyk's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.
 

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Aliza Baron, AM owns stock in Eli Lilly. No one else in a position to control the educational content of this activity has any other relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
 
This enduring activity is designated for a maximum of 0.50 continuing nursing education units.
 
Social Worker Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is a Registered Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and will offer continuing education units for the Using Telehealth to Provide Care to Isolated Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic for LSW and LCSW social workers in the state of Illinois.
 
0.50 social work continuing education units are provided for this enduring activity.

Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Instructions for Participation and Claiming Credit
 
This online educational activity (enduring material) is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period. To receive a certificate, the participant must watch the complete video presentation and correctly answer all questions (100% pass rate) on the post-test. The activity can be accessed by simply clicking "Complete Activity" and watching the video presentation. Once finished, you will be able to proceed to the post-test. Upon successful completion, the participant may claim credit and save or print their certificate.
 
Physicians, nurses, and social workers are eligible to receive continuing education credit applicable to their profession. All other participants will receive a certificate indicating participation in this AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™-approved activity. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
 
For questions about CME credit or technical issues, please contact the Center for CME at the University of Chicago at cme@bsd.uchicago.edu.
 

DISCLAIMER  The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine, or the Department/Section.

 
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