Training & Events

Focus on Aging: Federal Partners’ Webinar Series

This webinar series will address important topics for public health and health care professionals, aging services organizations, the research community, and other stakeholders in aging. The series is a joint project of four of the federal agencies that support the health and wellness of older adults in the U.S.: the Administration for Community Living, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institute on Aging. Each webinar will include information specific to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, as well as their caregivers.

We are pleased to announce the “Focus on Aging” webinar series with ACL, CDC, HRSA and NIA. The first webinar, “Supporting Older Adults in Emergencies: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery” will be held May 13 at 1:30 ET.

Register today! https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/focus-aging-federal-partners-webinar-series

AGS POSITION STATEMENT - "RESOURCE ALLOCATION STRATEGIES AND AGE-RELATED CONSIDERATIONS IN THE COVID-19 ERA & BEYOND"

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on societies worldwide, given the pandemic's rapid, often deadly spread. In health care, the pandemic has raised the pressing question of how society should allocate scarce resources during a crisis. This is the question experts addressed in a new position statement published by the AGS, "Resource Allocation Strategies and Age-Related Considerations in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond."  As you work on local solutions to workforce shortages and greater connections between geriatrics and primary care, we encourage you to use and share these expert insights with colleagues, health system leaders, and decision-makers as an example of geriatrics leadership in action for us all as we age.


MSU EXTENSION - RELEASE OF A HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNY AND RELATED DOCUMENTS FOR MONTANANS

MSU Extension is releasing (on-line only) a Health Care Power of Attorney and Related Documents for Montanans,  The publication is especially relevant during this stressful time of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  

Contact for Questions:

Marsha A. Goetting, Ph.D., CFP®, CFCS

Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist

E-mail: goetting@montana.edu
Voicemail: 406-994-5695  


MTGEC & NWGWEC SPRING 2020 GERIATIC TELEHEALTH SERIES - ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS (ADRD)

When:   March 31 - June 2, 2020.  5:00pm - 6:30pm MST every Tuesday

Where: The 2020 Spring NWGWEC Telehealth ADRD series has been moved to “Fully Remote.”  This means participants will connect individually from their own computers/networks.  

MTGEC is partnering with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center to bring nationally and regionally recognized faculty presenters from the University of Washington. The 10-week series will focus on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).  This series will give community-based providers working in the field of aging the opportunity to access valuable information without having to travel a great distance. 

See schedule for a full list ot topics & dates.

The first lecture of the series, Dementia presented by Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA is this coming Tuesday, March 31st at 5:00 – 6:30 PM MST.

REGISTRATION:

Please fill out a profile form to register for the series. 

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HANDOUTS, EVALUATION SURVEYS AND ATTENDANCE:

This link is the same for all sites and throughout the ADRD series:

  • Handouts – will be uploaded to the NWGWEC archived lecture page when they are available. Click on the appropriate lecture and then select download slides. Please do not send emails asking if the handouts are there yet. Best to check on Monday or Tuesday directly before each lecture
  • Evaluation Survey  - Fill out after each lecture in your weekly emails.
  • Individual Attendance Record – this link is the same throughout the series, please fill it out at the end of the series. This is required for anyone who would like to obtain CE credit. 

ZOOM INFORMATION:

Going “Fully Remote” means that attendees may login individually from their workstations or home or where-ever they are sheltering-in-place. We will have room for 500 participants to login. Click the link below to join the Zoom webinar (this link stays the same throughout the series): 

https://zoom.us/j/588995772

Zoom Webinar FAQ

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004954946-Joining-a-Webinar-Attendee-

 


Project ECHO: University of Wyoming

Through the UW ECHO® in Geriatrics, sponsored by the Wyoming Center on Aging, healthcare professionals throughout the state have the opportunity to receive best-practice recommendations for consideration in management of older adults. You are invited to present challenging cases for discussion and feedback to a network of colleagues as well as a specialist care team. Each ECHO network will also feature a brief community discussion on a variety of important topics related to geriatrics. Project ECHO is a virtual model for lifelong medical learning and collaborative practice that links front-line healthcare providers with specialist care teams to manage patients who have chronic conditions requiring complex care. It is transforming the way medical knowledge is shared and translated into everyday practice while in the process, enabling thousands of people in remote and medically underserved communities to receive care that was previously inaccessible.

Learn more here!

 


2020 Conference Save the date 10/20/20

The Center to Advance Palliative Care's (CAPC) Dementia Care FREE Online Resources:

Website Registration: https://www.gvpub.com/eblast/client/capc/070919/

The Center to Advance Palliative Care’s (CAPC) Dementia Care online resources are designed to help all health care professionals, across all specialties and disciplines.


HRSA Health Workforce: Training Curriculum - Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

HRSA Health Workforce: Training Curriculum: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Training for the primary care workforce about dementia, and caring for those affected, is essential. The facts are compelling: currently more than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Ultimately, one out of every three Americans will die from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

Modules 1-12 contain information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias of particular interest to the primary care workforce. Modules 13-16 specify the roles of specific health care professions in dementia care.


Collaborative Action Team training for Community Health – Older adult Network (CATCH-ON)

Online Educational Modules - RUSH GWEP

The RUSH GWEP is excited to announce that their first set of CATCH-ON online educational modules are available! Please visit their website today to participate in their basics modules for professionals and for older adults and families. They invite you to learn more about Normal Aging, Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions, Dementia, and Working in Teams.


Representative Payee Interdisciplinary Training Series

Social Security Administration

Interdisciplinary Training for those who Serve Vulnerable Adults and Seniors

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is pleased to present this Representative Payee Interdisciplinary Training series.  It includes useful modules to educate individuals and organizations about the roles and responsibilities of serving as a representative payee, elder abuse and financial exploitation, effective ways to monitor and safely conduct business with the banking community, and ways to recognize the changes in decisional capacity among vulnerable adults and seniors. This training is beneficial to all who work with or assist the most vulnerable. Training will provide further insight, broaden community awareness, educate members of the public, and provide key resources related to the growing incidence of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

Website: https://www.ssa.gov/payee/rp_training2.html 


Free Online Accredited Learning  in Interprofessional Geriatrics (ENGAGE-IL-OALIG) Program                            

University of Illinois-Chicago GWEP 

Free Online Accredited Geriatric Training Program offers:

  • 32 healthcare modules developed, written and reviewed by interprofessional content experts
  • Modules offer FREE continuing education credits for medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, social work and dentistry until July 1, 2018
  • Learning modules are interactive films with Narrators (actors), inforgraphics, and expert interviews
  • Modules are 30-minutes long (except 3 modules are one hour)

Topic Examples: Caregiver Burden; Common Acquired Hospital Complications; Dying Process; Elder Abuse/Self-Neglect;Pain Management; Transitions in Care; End of Life and Advance Care Directives; Drug Therapy; Community Based Interprofessional Home Care; Dementia; Changing Global & National Populations and Complex Systems of Care; Chronic Disease Management: Helping People to Help Themselves; Depression and Delirium; Community Services: Access & Payment Systems and more!

Upon completion of each module you will receive a “Continuing Education Credit Letter” via email within 3 weeks of module completion

REGISTER HERE:  http://engageil.com/health-professional-ce/ 


Launch of STEADI Pharmacist Falls Prevention Training developed by CDC and APhA

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of a new training, STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention, developed in collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The training works specifically with pharmacists; as some of the most accessible members of the healthcare team and as medication experts, they can play a pivotal role in helping older Americans prevent falls. The free, interactive online training, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), is designed to provide pharmacists with the knowledge and resources to screen older adults for fall risk, assess modifiable risk factors such as medication use, and intervene to improve older adults’ health and reduce falls.

Take a look at a video trailer on the STEADI training page. 


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FREE Massive Open Online Course 

"Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies"

About this course: Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care will benefit from completing the course. Led by Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Laura Gitlin, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders.

Who is this class for: This course is aimed for health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends, and others interested in learning about dementia. 

Is CE/CME Available?: No, as this is for a general audience.

Course and Registration Link


Alzheimer's Association Training and Education e-Learning Portal

The Montana State Chapter Alzheimer's Association provides many online and in-person courses.  These are offered at no charge to families through the Training and Education e-Learning Portalhttp://training.alz.org/


The Alzheimer’s Association Cognitive Impairment Care Planning Toolkit

The Alzheimer’s Association has shared the Cognitive Impairment Care Planning Toolkit: http://www.alz.org/careplanning/ for download. They are open to suggests and feedback on the document. If you have any comments please direct them to your Project Officers. 


Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP) Resources

CDC’s Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention: Best Practices Guide 2016

The Role of Pharmacists in Preventing Falls among America’s Older Adults

Pharmacists: On the Front Lines—Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse and Overdose

CDC’s New Opioid Guideline App