Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2015 | ADRD Series

 

This lecture series on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), jointly provided by the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), 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 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.

These lectures were recorded January through March 2015 at the University of Washington.

 

Publish Date: October 30, 2015. This course will be available for three years from this date. 

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Comments from students

"This is a great program for a busy adult family home owner."

"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."

"The lectures gave me a lot of insight and ideas for dealing with health issues of the elderly. Thank you for having this program!"

 

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. 

Learning objectives

After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the key findings in dementia.
  • Articulate the brain changes that occur in dementia and how these are related to medication effect. 
  • Characterize dementia, delirium and depression.
  • Define and describe the ways in which a diagnosis of dementia affects quality of life and psychological wellbeing of the diagnosed person and his or her caregiver and family.
  • Identify changes in mood, health and psychosocial function commonly experienced by caregivers of persons with dementia.
  • Identify end-of-life characteristics of patients with dementia.
  • Discuss the most common kinds of sleep and nocturnal disturbances in dementia.
  • List three ways that family dynamics affect care of those with Alzheimer’s Disease. 
  • Discuss practical ways of supporting caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients throughout the course of the disease and even after the death of a patient, with a focus on addressing grief and loss.
  • Describe a systematic approach to thinking about ethical dilemmas.

Faculty

  • Lianne Hirano, MD
    Acting Instructor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW School of Medicine
  • David La Fazia, PhD, MSW
    Research Scientist, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
  • Rebecca Logsdon, PhD
    Research Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing 
  • Wayne McCormick, MD, MPH
    Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center
  • Susan McCurry, PhD
    Research Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
  • Marty Richards, MSW, LICSW
    Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW School of Social Work and Education Outreach
  • Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, UW School of Medicine
  • Emily Trittschuh, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, UW School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Vig, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW School of Medicine

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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.

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 15.00 Contact hours
  • 6.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
10/30/2015
Expires: 
10/30/2019
Cost:
$45.00

Available Credit

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

Activity Availability

Available: 
10/30/2015
Expires: 
10/30/2019
 
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