Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2019 | Selected Topics


This series of nine 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 Healthy 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 nine and earn up to 13.5 contact hours for a single certificate processing fee of $45. 

These lectures were recorded April through June 2019 at the University of Washington.


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Contact Hour Credit

Contact Hours: Up to 13.5 hours (1.5 per lecture)

How to Earn Contact Hour Credit

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  4. Watch the recordings.
  5. Complete the evaluation. 
  6. Submit a Commitment to Change.
  7. Claim your credit.
  8. 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)


  1. Depression | Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH
  2. Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract Aging | Margaret Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. "My Family Would be Better Off Without Me:" Suicide in Older Adults | David Gruenewald, MD, Nicole Torrence, PhD and Elizabeth Vig, MD, MPH
  4. St Anthony's Fire: Herpes Zoster in Older Adults and Implications for Vaccination | Steven Perman, MD, MPH
  5. An Orientation to Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids | Michelle Quinn, AuD
  6. Diagnosing and Treating Common Rheumatologic Problems in Older Adults | Gregory Gardner, MD, MACP
  7. Medication Use in Older Adults: Keeping It Real, Safe and Effective | Peggy Odegard, PharmD
  8. Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly | Jan Miller, MD
  9. Practical Integrative Medicine in Geriatric Healthcare | Lianne Hirano, MD

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.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 13.50 Contact hours
  • 3.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Planning Committee Members


Joan Riesland, MEd, BSN, RN

Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing


Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Interim Chair, Family and Child Nursing, de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging, University of Washington School of Nursing


Michael Vitiello, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Nursing

Professional Credit
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Available Credit

  • 13.50 Contact hours
  • 3.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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