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 to $150.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

Alaska Area Health Education Center, NW GWEC, The Alaska Training Cooperative

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 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.

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.

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.

Event-specific Details

Register here through the Alaska Cache

All sessions will be broadcast each Tuesday for ten weeks from 3:00-4:30pm Alaska Time.

Traumatic Brain Injury
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)