2018 Winter Geriatric Health Series (GEC)

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Every Tuesday Jan. 2 - Mar. 6, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Day 1:
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 2:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 3:
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 4:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 5:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 6:
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 7:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 8:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 9:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 10:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Location And Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Cost Range
$10.00 - $150.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

Host
Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Instructor
Various

Training Overview Description

The University of Washington Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NWGWEC), the School of Nursing and the Seattle Veterans Health Administration Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) are partnering to bring a series of continuing education programs on geriatric health to health professionals in Washington, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. All sessions will be broadcast each Tuesday for ten weeks from 3:00-4:30pm Alaska Time. All session will be broadcast via the University of Washington Interactive Virtual Classroom to Western Washington regional hospitals and host sites in Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.

Register Here

Registration cost is $10 per session up to $60 for the entire series. Optional CE credits are available for an additional $45. Your registration fee helps to support the continuation of these trainings in Alaska. Participants may attend just the sessions they like or the entire series.

Nationally and regionally recognized NW GWEC faculty will present each topic and facilitate discussion. The series will assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability for the older adults they serve. 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.
Session Topics:
Jan 2 - State of the Science: New Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing and What They Mean for Elders with Chronic Pain (Rx)
Jan 9 - An Evidence-Based Review of Marijuana: A Clinician’s Guide (Rx)
Jan 16 - Choosing Wisely for Older Adults in Primary Care
Jan 23 - Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Jan 30 - Advances in Stroke Treatment and Prevention
Feb 6 - Current Concepts in Pressure Injury Prevention and Care
Feb 13 - Hypertension in Older Adults
Feb 20 - Urinary Tract Infections in Women
Feb 27 - Health Issues of Older Asian Americans
Mar 6 - The Management of Atrial Fibrillation, A Focus on Anti-Coagulation (Rx)
Check the registration site for locations

Event-specific Details

Tuesdays, Jan 2 - Mar 6: 3:00pm - 4:30pm Alaska Time
Day 1: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 2: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 3: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 4: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 5: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 6: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 7: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 8: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 9: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 10: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM

Video Conferencing Cost $10.00 - $150.00 (depending on options)
Contact Hours: 15.00
C.E. Credit for Physician - American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): 15.00
Specialization: Prescribed
This live series activity, Geriatric Healthcare for Healthcare Providers, from January 2 - March 6, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15 prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
C.E. Credit for Nursing - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 15.00
The UW School of Nursing requires a $45 processing fee for a contact hour certificate. The fee covers the entire series. *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.
C.E. Credit for BH/SW - Other Accrediting Body: 15.00
Specialization: Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors
The UW School of Nursing requires a $45 processing fee for a contact hour certificate. * Psychologists: UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-810-610 * Social Workers and Counselors: UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924-240(1)

Traumatic Brain Injury
Trauma
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
Aging/Alzheimers and Other Dementia
All Substance Abuse
All Senior Services
All Health Care
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers

Registration Information

Session Topics
Jan 2 - State of the Science: New Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing and What They Mean for Elders with Chronic Pain (Rx)
Jan 9 - An Evidence-Based Review of Marijuana: A Clinician’s Guide (Rx)
Jan 16 - Choosing Wisely for Older Adults in Primary Care
Jan 23 - Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Jan 30 - Advances in Stroke Treatment and Prevention
Feb 6 - Current Concepts in Pressure Injury Prevention and Care
Feb 13 - Hypertension in Older Adults
Feb 20 - Urinary Tract Infections in Women
Feb 27 - Health Issues of Older Asian Americans
Mar 6 - The Management of Atrial Fibrillation, A Focus on Anti-Coagulation (Rx)

Host Site Locations in Alaska
(Host sites will be posted as they sign up. Check for frequent updates. Last updated 12/05/17)
If you do not see a host site in your area or you are interested in becoming a host site, please contact Betsy Chivers at betsy@alaskachd.org or 907-264-6233

  1. Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce-Alaska's AHEC - Anchorage
  2. Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska - Anchorage
  3. Anchorage Senior Activity Center – Anchorage
  4. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation - Dillingham
  5. Haines Assisted Living Inc. - Haines
  6. Heritage Place - Soldotna
  7. Homer Senior Citizens, Inc. – Homer
  8. Hope Community Resources - Anchorage
  9. J&J Independent Living Center - Wasilla
  10. Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center - Kodiak
  11. South Peninsula Hospital - Homer
  12. Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium - Sitka
  13. Wildflower Court - Juneau
  14. Wrangell Medical Center - Wrangell
  15. YKHC-Long Term Care/Elder’s Home - Bethel

This series is made possible in Alaska through support provided by the UAA / Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce-Alaska's AHEC- HRSA Grant #U77HP23073 and the Alaska Training Cooperative.