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Geriatric Healthcare Series Spring 2021 | March - June

March 30, 2021 to June 1, 2021


The University of Washington's Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GEC), the University of Washington's Continuing Nursing Education, and the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System Geriatric Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) are partnering to bring a series of continuing education lectures on geriatric health.

Our lecture series provided education for those who are involved in the care care of older adults. Lectures on geriatric topics include best available information on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in older patients as well as related topics such as age-friendly health care and community-based resources.

Target Audience

The series is designed for healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be better able to: 

  • Identify common challenges and barriers to providing care for a diverse older adult population
  • Describe benefits, limitations & evolution of POLST
  • Demonstrate use of tools and strategies to engage members in agenda setting for preventative care
  • Differentiate various premalignant and malignant skin lesions in skin changes related to aging
  • Explore patient values and how they impact future care options and interventions 
  • Recognize lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Describe 4 ways that a person's sense of what matters (meaning) is affected by loss and grief
  • Explain clinical recommendations for preventative geriatric assessment in the ambulatory setting
  • Define how healthcare providers can help identify, address, and respond to elder abuse in patient care
  • Identify vaccines recommended for adults >65 & understand & address vaccine hesitancy

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 15.00 Contact hours
  • 2.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
03/30/2021 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
06/01/2021 - 5:30pm
All lectures will be broadcast live via Zoom Webinar.
United States

Planning Committee Members


Marites Almachar, BSN, RN, CCRN

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 (optional)
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Successful completion requires registration, completion of evaluation surveys, and submitting your attendance log (at the end of the series). Attend the live broadcasts or watch the recordings online – earn CE either way. UW Continuing Nursing Education requires a $45 processing fee for a contact hour certificate for the series. Directions for obtaining credit will be provided. 


Nurses: 15 contact hours (1.5 per session; 1.5 Rx) 

  • Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

  • UWCNE is approved as a clock hour provider by the Washington State Board of Education.  

  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #7128, for 15 contact hours (1.5 per session). 

Physicians: This live series activity, Geriatric Healthcare Series, from March 30 – June 1, 2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15 prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. There is no processing fee for CME.  

Psychologists:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924-240 

Social Workers and Counselors:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-809-601 

All Other Disciplines:  A UWCNE certificate for up to 15 contact hours (1.5 per session) will be awarded for documenting completion of this offering. 

Available Credit

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


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