Training & Events

Geriatric Health Calendar 2019

 

 

Next Steps in Assessment of Patients Diagnosed with Dementia: A Holistic Approach

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Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM EST

Location: Bedford VA and via National Live Webinar

TMS LinkNext Steps in Assessment of  Patients Diagnosed with Dementia: A Holistic Approach

(Non-VA participants are welcome to join the case conference via adobe connect: http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/r41ek6r4m0m/

Audio: VANTS 800-767-1750 code: 27733#

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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) presents: Aging Educational Opportunities for September 2019

WEBINARS – to receive CE’s please register online

 

September 3   @10:00AM

GRECC and the University of Utah Geriatrics Series:

Topic TBD

Registration: None

Audio: 801-478-5852 event 127021

Webinar: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/91jqi

September 10 @10:00AM

GRECC and the University of Utah Geriatrics Series:

Topic TBD

Registration: None

Audio: 801-478-5852 event 127021

Webinar: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/91jqi

September 10 @12:30PM

Practical Care of Mature Adults Webinar Series Presented by VISN 16 Little Rock GRECC:
“Ask the Expert: Long-Term Care Survey Readiness in the CLCs”

Register in TMS; go to TeamApp for registration link

Audio: 1-800-767-1750; code: 47322#

Webinar: https://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/_a1089657440/r50cwkzlb583/

September 11 @12:30PM

Practical Care of Mature Adults Webinar Series Presented by VISN 16 Little Rock GRECC:
“Ask the Expert: Executive Function in Older Adults”

Register in TMS; go to TeamApp for registration link

Audio: 1-800-767-1750; code: 47322#

Webinar: https://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/_a1089657440/r50cwkzlb583/

September 11 @3:00PM

Rural Interdisciplinary Team Training (RITT) Webinar Education Series:
“Cognitive Aging and Dementia”

Register in TMS; go to TeamApp for registration link

Audio: Available after registration

Webinar: Available after registration

September 12 @3:00PM

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Aging Veterans: Research and Practice Presents:

“Women Who Served During the Vietnam Era”

Register in TMS; go to TeamApp for registration link

Audio: 1-800-767-1750; code: 98651#

Webinar: http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/geriatric/

September 17 @10:00AM

GRECC and the University of Utah Geriatrics Series:

Topic TBD

Registration: None

Audio: 801-478-5852 event 127021

Webinar: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/91jqi

September 20 @12:30PM

GRECC-Connect Dementia Symposium Webinar and in-person @ Bedford VA presents:

“Next Steps in Assessment of Patients Diagnosed with Dementia: A Holistic Approach”

Register in TMS; go to TeamApp for registration link

In-Person: Bedford VA; Bldg 70

Audio: 1-800-767-1750; code: 27733#

Webinar:  http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/r41ek6r4m0m/  

September 24 @10:00AM

GRECC and the University of Utah Geriatrics Series:

Topic TBD

Registration: None

Audio: 801-478-5852 event 127021

Webinar: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/91jqi

September 26 @3:00 PM

GRECC Webinar Series Presents
“The Geriatrics 5Ms Framework for Medical and Interprofessional Trainees”

Register in TMS; registration link TBA on TeamApp

Audio: VANTS; will be available after registration

Webinar: Will be available after registration

 


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!

 


Upcoming Events - Missoula Aging Services:

Missoula Aging Services has several workshops and educational events coming up that may be of interest to the staff and/or clients, volunteers at your organization.  To view a full listing of upcoming events scheduled through November 2019 go online: https://missoulaagingservices.eventbrite.com. Some opportunities include:

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers (6 session class on Tuesdays, 8/6 to 9/10 from 6-8pm.) For caregivers that also have full time jobs we are offering this evening series. See event flyer.
  • Marsha Goetting Workshops on Estate Planning and Trusts (three different workshops) on October 29th in Missoula.
  • New to Medicare and Social Security Workshops are offered regularly. See event flyer.
  • Hand Drumming workshop with Drum Brothers on Aug. 7, for stress relief. See event flyer.

As always, no cost and reduced cost tickets are available.

Register online or call MAS 406-728-7682.


 

Montana Nurses Association Conferece:  Seamless Health Care for Our Veterans

Date: November 7, 2019

Location: Carroll College, Helena, MT with broadcasting to Lewistown, Miles City & Missoula.

Cost: Full day Helena participant $60, Full day broadcast location $45.

How Do You Prepare Your Staff to Work with Veterans in any healthcare setting?  With the new federal law taking effect in June 2019, our community hospitals and clinics will continue to see an increase in veteran patient populations, and we want to help you be prepared to provide the best care possible.  On Thursday, November 7, 2019, MNA will offer our fourth annual conference, “Seamless Health Care for Our Veterans”, jointly provided with the VA Healthcare Center, Fort Harrison, the Montana Geriatric Education Center, and the Montana Primary Care Association.

This conference offers a unique opportunity for nurses and other members of the healthcare team to learn information, identify resources, discover tools to help civilian and VA healthcare providers meet the needs of this very special patient population, and network with colleagues from around the state.  Join us!


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