Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2015 | Selected Topics

Learn more about geriatric health at UW Continuing Nursing Education.

This lecture series, 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 March through June 2015 at the University of Washington.

 

Publish Date: December 31, 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:

  • Identify key biological and age-related changes that women experience as they grow older.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms associated with anemia.
  • Discuss the importance of addressing sexuality and intimacy in the aged population
  • Identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on currently accepted diagnostic criteria.
  • Discuss the complications of diabetes, including screening, diagnosis and management.
  • Describe the background of hoarding disorder, including definition, etiology and prevalence rates.
  • Discuss the risk factors and treatment of pneumonia in elderly patients.
  • Screen and assess older adults for unhealthy alcohol use and alcohol use disorders.
  • Counsel patients with voiding dysfunction about their treatment options.
  • List ways that older adults may present differently with coronary artery disease.

Faculty

  • Joshua Benditt, MD
    Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Michael Chen, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN
    Professor, Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle
  • John Gore, MD
    Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Manoj Menon, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Joseph Merrill, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Thuan Ong, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • David Park, MD
    Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Jennifer Sampson, PhD
    The Hoarding Project, Seattle
  • Dace Trence, MD, FACE
    Professor, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

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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
  • 4.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
12/02/2015
Expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$45.00

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