Preventing Foodborne IllnessFoodborne Illness
Injury Prevention for Older Adults
(1 hour) - Approvals: NAB (NHA/RCAL); MI AFC; PA DPW

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Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities
  • NAB Approval – #2962013-1.00-3576-DL for 1 clock hour for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Administrators.
  • 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: Foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, is a significant problem for people of all ages. Older people living independently may have problems with food storage, food handling, and food preparation, which increase their risk of foodborne illness. People living in long-term care facilities are also at increased risk for this problem. The purpose of this program is to help caregivers of older adults prevent foodborne illness. You will learn the importance of handling foods safely and be able to recognize situations that can cause foodborne illness.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize foodborne illness hazards;
  • Remove hazards from the environment;
  • Prevent foodborne illness by increasing the level of assistance when needed; and
  • Teach caregivers and older adults food safety practices.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • The Prevalence of Foodborne Illness
  • Causes of Foodborne Illness
  • 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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