Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2013 | Selected Topics
This lecture series, co-provided by the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), provides practical geriatric health promotion information for health care and social service professionals. The goal is to assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion 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.
Publish Date: June 18, 2013. This course will be available for three years from this date.
Comments From Students
"The program has given me a vast amount of information and resources in a method that makes learning quite easy."
"This is a great program for a busy adult family home owner. It was easy to do!"
"The curriculum was well-organized and easily read. The length of each module is just right--not too short or too long."
"This is an excellent way to pick up CE credit. The information is useful not only in my own contacts with older adults, but is useful to pass on to caregivers and nursing home staff."
"I am using the modules extensively now, especially when counseling older adults in my work. Your modules gave me a lot of insight and ideas for dealing with health issues of the elderly. Thank you for having this program."
After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:
- Identify common and some uncommon rheumatologic diseases.
- Identify factors involved in normal and disease-induced aging of the oral cavity.
- Describe methods of stroke risk assessment in patients with atrial fibrillation.
- Identify factors in aging individuals which contribute to increased risk for substance abuse and addiction.
- Describe issues of urinary tract infections unique to geriatric patients including presentation, risk factors and management.
- Name three potential consequences ("risks") of hospitalization for older persons.
- Define goals of antihypertensive therapy.
- Describe options for acute stroke treatment.
- Disucss research findings related to older men's reasons for not committing suicide.
- Discuss the ethical foundations that inform clinical practice in the U.S.
- Michael Chen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center and UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
- Carin Dugowson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Rheumatology, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
- Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSW
Executive Director, Evergreen Treatment Services, Seattle; Affiliate Profesoor, UW School of Social Work, Seattle
- Susan Kolare Jefferey, DDS, PhD
Lecturer/Course Director, Geriatric Dentistry, UW School of Dentistry, Seattle
- Jane Miller, MD
Associate Professor, Urology, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
- Thuan Ong, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Geriatric Medicine, UW School of Medicine, Seattle
- David Tirschwell, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Neurology, UW, Seattle
- Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Steven Vannoy, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW, Seattle
- Lisa Vig, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, UW, Seattle; Chair, Ethics Consultation Service, VA Puget Sound, Seattle
How to earn contact hour credit
Each module is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test and evaluation. To earn contact hours (1.5 per module), watch the lecture, complete the post-test and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.
You may register for individual modules or for the entire series. For example, to earn 12 contact hours, register for 8 individual modules. If you need more contact hours or wish to access all the lectures in this course, register for the entire series. You may print a certificate at any time for the modules you have completed.
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, Washington State Residential Care Council Members and other interested professionals.
- Oral Health
- Atrial Fibrillation and Anticoagulation in Older Adults
- Aging and Addiction
- Geriatric Urinary Tract Infections
- Risks of Hospitalization for Older Adults
- Older Men’s Perspectives on Suicide Prevention in Medical Settings
- Hypertension in Older Adults
- Stroke Treatment
- Ethical Dilemmas in Geriatric Healthcare
- 15.00 Contact hours
- 7.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level