2019 Winter Geriatric Healthcare Series (GEC)

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Mar 26: 3:00pm - 4:30pm Alaska Time
Day 1:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 2:
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 3:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 4:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 5:
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 6:
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 7:
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 8:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 9:
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 10:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
UW Telehealth Network to Host sites across Alaska.
Cost Range
$10.00 to $150.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

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Rural AK Health Professions Foundation - Alaska AHEC


Contact Hours: 15.00
C.E. Credit for Nursing : 15.00
*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. *UWCNE is approved as a clock hour provider by the Washington State Board of Education. *Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #7128, for 15 contact hours (1.5 per session).
C.E. Credit for Physician: 15.00
Specialization: AAFP - Prescribed
This live series activity, Geriatric Healthcare for Healthcare Providers, from January 8 – March 12, 2019, 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 BH/SW: 15.00
Specialization: Psychologist, Social Workers and Counselors
*Psychologists: UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924-240 * Social Workers and Counselors: UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-809-601

Training Overview Description

About the Series:
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.

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.

* Only the Winter Series will be offered in Alaska for 2019.*

Session Topics:

Jan 8 - Dementia
Jan 15 - Differential Diagnosis of Dementia, Delirium, and Depression
Jan 22 - Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Jan 29 - Pharmacotherapy & Deprescribing
Feb 5 - Driving and Dementia *(Cancelled due to Weather - Rescheduled for Mar 19th)

Feb 12 - Early Detection and Management of Cognitive Change in Primary Care (Cancelled due to weather - Rescheduled for Mar 26th)
Feb 19 - Optimizing Safety and Well-Being for the Cognitively Impaired Patient in Primary Care
Feb 26 - Community Resources for Dementia
Mar 5 - Abuse and Neglect in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
Mar 12 - Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention*

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

Event-specific Details

Host Site Locations in Alaska - All participants must attend at one of the host sites across Alaska.
(Host sites will be posted as they sign up, Check for frequent updates. Last updated 01/15/19)
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

Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce-Alaska's AHEC – Anchorage
Access Alaska - Anchorage
Access Alaska - Soldotna
Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska - Anchorage
Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska - Fairbanks
Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska - Wasilla
Ancora Home Health & Hospice - Wasilla
City of Wainwright - Wainwright
Community Connections - Ketchikan
Denali Center (Fairbanks Memorial Hospital) - Fairbanks
Heritage Place - Soldotna
Homer Senior Citizens, Inc. - Homer
JAMHI (Juneau Alliance for Mental Health) - Juneau
Juneau Pioneer Home - Juneau
Ketchikan Pioneer Home - Ketchikan
Mat-Su Senior Services - Palmer
Mat-Su Services for Children & Adults - Wasilla
Native Village of Eyak - Cordova
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center - Kodiak
Providence Seward Mountain Haven - Seward
SEARHC Wrangell Medical Center - Wrangell
South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services - Homer
South Peninsula Hospital - Homer
Southest Alaska Regional Health Consortium - Sitka
UAA-ISU Pharmacy Program - Anchorage
Wildflower Court - Juneau

Prescription Drug Abuse / Opioid Abuse
Long Term Care
Domestic Violence/Abuse Prevention
Consumer Rights
Chronic Disease Management
Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia
Advocacy / Health Policy
Public Health Specialist
Health Educator
Family Medicine Physician
Family Caregiver
Registered Nurse - CNS
Registered Nurse
Public Health Nurse
Nurse Educator
Nurse Administrator
Licensed Practical Nurse
CNA/NA (Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant)
Physician Assistant
Other Nurse Practitioner
Other Mid-Level Providers
NP - Women's Health
NP - Psychiatric
NP - Family Practice
Respite Worker
Recreational/Activity Therapist
Patient Advocate
Individual Support Worker
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Attendant
Case Manager/Care Coordinator
Village Counselor
Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseler
Social Worker
Licensed Professional Counselor
Family & Marriage Therapist
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Pharmacy Technician
Medical Assistant
Community Health Practitioner (CHP)
Community Health Aide (CHA)

Registration Information

Participants may register at any time to attend as many session as they like. Cost depends on the number of sessions you plan to attend: $10 per session up to $60 for the entire series (six or more). Optional CE credits for the series are available for an additional $45.
*Your registration fee helps to support the continuation of these trainings in Alaska.

The additional $45 processing fee for CE credits is being collected at the time of registration and will be sent to the University of Washington at the end of the series. CE certificates can then be downloaded from the UWCNE website a few weeks after the series ends. Log in instructions will be sent from UW as soon as the certificates are available.

(Retirees, students and volunteers, that don't need credits or certificates, do not need to register and can attend for Free!)

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