Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2017 | Selected Topics

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Target Audience

This series is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.


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"Every session was educational and engaging."

"I'm an NP who works in hospice. This was one of the best series I've seen."

"Exceptional speakers and knowledge and easy access to lessons."



This series of ten lectures provides practical geriatric health promotion information for healthcare and social service professionals. The goal is to assist members of the healthcare team in developing and enhancing interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability. Lectures cover an array of topics and were recorded during live telecasts from the University of Washington Health Sciences Center to clinical settings in the Pacific Northwest.

This series is jointly provided by UWCNE, the deTornyay Center for Health Aging and the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), a federally-funded regional center that conducts interprofessional education to optimize the primary care of older adults in the Northwest United States.   

Watch one lecture or all ten and earn up to 15 contact hours for a single certificate processing fee of $45. 

These lectures were recorded January through March 2017 at the University of Washington.


Topics in This Lecture Series

  • The Role of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities in Geriatric Healthcare - Allison Boll and Melissa Ensey
  • Medicare 101: The Basic A-B-C-Ds - Barbara Cochrane
  • The Alphabet Soup of Medicare Provisions Under the ACA - May Reed
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - John Gore
  • De-Prescribing - Stephen Thielke
  • HIV in Older Adults - Wayne McCormick
  • Heart Failure in Older Adults: A Focus on Multi-Morbidity - Michael Chen
  • Developmental Disabilities in Older Adults - Jenny Roraback-Carson
  • Geriatric Oral Health - Susanne Kölare Jeffrey
  • Kidney Disease and Functional Decline in Older Adults - Bob Roshanravan
  • MORE 2017 Topics: Geriatric Healthcare 2017 | ADRD

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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Explain how family caregivers can be engaged and supported as part of a healthcare team.
  2. List at least three healthcare financing systems for older adults in the United States.
  3. Describe the preventative services available under the ACA.
  4. Describe symptoms of voiding and storage urinary dysfunction in men.
  5. Define de-prescribing.
  6. Identify unique aspects of HIV in older adults.
  7. Discuss how the etiology of heart failure varies by age.
  8. Identify the medical risks to patients with intellectual disabilities with respect to transitions of care.
  9. Compare and contrast normal and accelerated aging changes in the oral cavity.
  10. Describe how kidney function is measured.


Contact Hour Credit

Contact Hours: Up to 15.0 hours (1.5 per lecture) 


How to Earn Contact Hour Credit

  • Create an account or log into your account at this website. Register for contact hour credit by clicking Add to Cart at the bottom of this page.
  • After checkout return to this page (or follow the directions in your confirmation email). If you don't receive a confirmation email, please check your junk mail for an email from
  • Use the Continue button to go to the "classroom" to complete requirements for your certificate or follow the directions in your confirmation email.
  • Watch the recordings.
  • Complete the evaluation. 
  • Submit a Commitment to Change.
  • Verify which sessions you watched.
  • Claim your credit.
  • Download and print your certificate.


Provided by

University of Washington School of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education



University of Washington de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC)


Professional Credit

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Software Requirements

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  • PDF Help - If your agency prohibits the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Desktop Computers need AdobeConnect (If you don't have this program, you will be prompted to download it.)
  • iPhones and iPads need the Photon Browser App in order to play the Flash videos in this course. Use Photon as your browser, not Safari. 

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 15.00 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 15.00 Contact hours


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