Preventing Burns and ScaldsBurns and Scalds
Injury Prevention for Older Adults
(1 hour) - Approvals: NAB (NHA/RCAL); MD OHCQ 20 Hour;      MI AFC; PA DPW

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Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities
  • NAB Approval – #2862013-1.05-3571-DL for 1 clock hour for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Administrators.
  • Maryland – Approved by OHCQ for 20 hour Assisted Living Manager Continuing Education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Michigan– Approved by the Division of Adult Foster Care Licensing, DHS, for licensee/administrator yearly continuing education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Pennsylvania– Approved by PA DPW for Personal Care Home Administrators. Also approved for NHAs.
  • All other states – Check your licensing regulations for your specific requirements. In most states, our courses satisfy administrator/staff continuing education requirements.

Introduction: 2.4 million burn injuries are reported each year in the United States. Thousands of people in the United States die every year of burns and burn-related infections. The primary cause of fatal burn injuries is fire. However, burns also result from hot liquids and hot surfaces. In this program, you will learn about the most common burn injuries to older people and how to prevent these injuries.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize burn hazards;
  • Remove burn hazards from the environment;
  • Prevent burns by increasing the level of supervision when needed; and
  • Teach burn prevention practices to caregivers and older adults.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • Prevalence and Extent of Burn Injuries
  • Understanding Burns
  • Risk Factors for Older Adults
  • Hazards and Prevention Ideas
  • Resident Rights

Course Authors: This course was adapted from Injury Prevention for the Elderly, a video/print training program consisting of ten modules written by Bonnie L. Walker, PhD. The curriculum was developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts including: Edward F. Ansello, PhD; Kenneth H. Beck, PhD; Norman K. Bohrer, MD; Claire S. Cole, MA, RN; Peter P. Lamy, ScD, PhD; Ruth K. Miller, MS; Nancy J. Osgood, PhD; James P. Richardson, MD, MPH; Margaret V. Rowe, RPH, PharmD; April L. Walker, BS; Jean F. Wyman, RN, PhD; and Ilene H. Zuckerman, PharmD. The CBT and Web versions of this program were developed by Harrington Software Associates, Inc, funded by a grant from NIA 2R44 AG18678, Using CBT and the Web to Train Board and Care Staff.

NAB Approval Information: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1 clock hour.

The Long-Term Care Learning Center is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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