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Dizziness in Older Adults: Defined and Differentiated - OT310

Dizziness in Older Adults: Defined and Differentiated

by Mary Hofmeister, OTD, OTR/L
OT310
(4.4 / 2895 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Summary:

Nearly everyone knows what dizziness feels like, whether remembering what it felt like to spin around as a child on the playground or what it felt like as an adult to stand up too fast or battle seasickness. Dizziness may be one of the vague occurrences that patients or clients report as each person may use the term dizzy to refer to different kinds of symptoms. Dizziness can be simply described as disturbed postural awareness, where there is a perceived sense of motion. The most frequent forms of vestibular dysfunction in the elderly are peripheral vestibular dysfunction, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and Ménière’s disease. Every factor associated with the maintenance of postural stability deteriorates during aging. In order to properly care for patients with dizziness, care providers must be able to differentiate the types of symptoms, especially reported dizziness in older adults, which can lead to falls and possible injury or even death.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses and occupational therapists with practical guidelines for assessing and managing the care of older adults who report dizziness. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate among the types of dizziness.
  • Describe age-related and pathological causes of dizziness in older adults.
  • Outline the essential elements in the assessment of patients with dizziness and in the implementation of interventions, including rationales.
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Performance Patterns
Occupational Therapy Process: Approaches to Intervention
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and occupational.
 
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures..
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 10/24/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/5/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/5/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Carrie B - Lancaster, CA  ·  Nov 22, 2019
Great course very informative
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Denise C - council bluffs, IA  ·  Sep 14, 2019
good info but most of it was already current knowledge
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Melissa M - JUNEAU, AK  ·  Sep 13, 2019
This really brought to light the different causes and different kinds of dizziness
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Dara B - Fleetwood, PA  ·  Sep 10, 2019
very good course, will recommend it to fellow professionals
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renee f - Mt vernon , IN  ·  Aug 22, 2019
overview of dizziness and lightheadedness causes were helpful
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50