Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2014 | ADRD and Selected Topics
This lecture series, joint-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, 2014. 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:
- Discuss factors affecting nutritional and health status of older adults.
- Explain the difference between activities of daily living, instrumental activities and physical performance.
- List five ways to assist elders and their caregivers deal with grief.
- Identify three changes that occur with aging in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Discuss with patients the three basic presentations of joint pain.
- Describe the three causes of pain in older adults.
- Describe the current evidence based fall prevention strategies in the hospital and community setting.
- Access hospice and other services for patients near the end of life.
- Discuss incontinence management options in the elderly.
- Describe the nature and scope of elder mistreatment in the U.S.
- Review recent recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for the care of older adult.
- List causes of fracture.
- List the major pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics changes with aging that impact medication selection and dosing.
- Identify the patient that would benefit from a comprehensive ocular examination.
- Describe demographics of LGBT elders and unique health care needs of LGBT elders.
- Identify etiology and pathophysiology of Parkinson's Disease.
- Describe clinical presentation, laboratory testing and risk factors of Herpes zoster.
- Identify differences in advance directives and Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment.
- Karen Conger, MS, RD, CDE
UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, UW School of Nursing, Director, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, Seattle
- Marty Richards, MSW, LICSW
Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, Seattle
- Margaret Heitkemper, RN, PhD
Department of Biobehavorial Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing, Seattle
- Gregory C. Gardner, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, University of Washington, Seattle
- Mary Shelkey, PhD, ARNP
- Cindy Sayre, PhD(c), ARNP
Associate Administrator, Patient Care Services and Professional Practice, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
- Wayne McCormick, MD
- Tom Rees, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington; Director, Audiology Services, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Michelle Quinn, Au.D.
Certified Audiologist, Audiology Section Department of Otolaryngology, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Jane L. Miller, MD
Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle
- Margaret W. Baker, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, BNHS Department, UW School of Nursing, Seattle
- William R. Phillips, MD, MPH
TJ Phillips Endowed Proffesor in Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
- Susan Ott, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
- Peggy Odegard, PharmD, CDE
University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Seattle
- Tiffany Hollenbeck, O.D.
Department of Opthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle
- Erik Janson, DNP, FNP-BC, MPH
UW School of Nursing, Seattle
- Alvin M. Matsumoto, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine; Acting Head, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, V.A. Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
- Ali Samii, MD
Department of Neurology, University of Washington; Seattle VA Medical Center, Seattle
- Steven Pergam, MD, MPH
Fred Hitchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle
- Wayne McCormick, MD
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 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.
Nutrition and the Senior Citizen
Dealing with Loss and Grief
Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract Aging
Diagnosing and Treating Common Rheumatologic Problems in Older Adults
Pain Management in Older Adults
Falls Prevention: A Nursing Perspective
Palliative Care in Older Adults with Dementing Illness
Hearing Loss and Rehabilitation
Clinical Preventive Services for the Older Adult
Medications in Aging: Optimizing Outcomes and Improving Safety of Treatment in Older Adults
Vision and our Aging Eyes
Fearless and Pink: Aging in the LGBT Community
Thyroid Disorders in Older Adults
An Overview of Treatment Options in Parkinson's Disease
Herpes Zoster in Older Adults and Implications for Vaccination
- 30.00 Contact hours
- 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level