Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2018 | 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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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 2018 at the University of Washington.


Topics in This Lecture Series

  • State of the Science:  New Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing and What They Mean for Elders with Chronic Pain (Rx)    Manu Thakral, PhD, ARNP
  • An Evidence-Based Review of Marijuana:  A Clinician’s Guide (Rx)    Jennifer Kapur, PharmD
  • Choosing Wisely for Older Adults in Primary Care    Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS
  • Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury    Hilaire Thompson, PhD, ARNP  
  • Advances in Stroke Treatment and Prevention    Andrew Huffer, MD
  • Current Concepts in Pressure Injury Prevention and Care    Joanne (Joie) Whitney, PhD, CWCN, FAAN
  • Hypertension in Older Adults    Thuan Ong, MD, MPH
  • Urinary Tract Infections in Women    Jane Miller, MD
  • Health Issues of Older Asian Americans    Alan Chun, MD
  • The Management of Atrial Fibrillation, A Focus on Anti-Coagulation (Rx)    Michael Chen, MD, PhD 
  • MORE 2018 Topics: Geriatric Healthcare 2018 | ADRD

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe what is known about effectiveness and risks of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain.
  2. Compare and contrast federal and state laws regarding the use of marijuana.
  3. Manage behavioral symptoms of dementia.
  4. Identify risk factors for brain injury in older adults.
  5. Describe the evidence supporting the use of thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion in acute ischemic stroke.
  6. Describe and stage pressure injuries using current staging guidelines.
  7. Define goals of antihypertensive therapy.
  8. Describe issues of UTIs—presentation, risk factors, management—unique to geriatric patients.
  9. Identify some health disparities in older Asian Americans.
  10. Estimate the risks and benefits of anticoagulation in older adults with atrial fibrillation. 


Contact Hour Credit

Contact Hours: Up to 15.0 hours (1.5 per lecture) | Pharmacology at the advanced practice level: Up to 4.5 hours


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
  • Go to course activities or follow the directions in your confirmation email.
  • Watch the recordings.
  • Complete the evaluation. 
  • Submit a Commitment to Change.
  • 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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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 15.00 Contact hours
  • 4.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 15.00 Contact hours
  • 4.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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