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Dementia with Lewy Bodies Webinar
​About:

The Clinical Updates in Dementia webinar series continues with a webinar focused on Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Sarah Berman, MD, PhD presents on this topic:

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pathological and clinical features of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)
  • Differentiate, based on clinical criteria, DLB from Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
  • Apply evidence-based management, and proper use of outcome measures when caring for a DLB patient
  • Understand current pharmacological approaches to the management of a patient with DLB.

Presented:

Sarah Berman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

​Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
​Time: 4:00pm-5:50pm

​Location:

Register for this event here

Continuing​ Education: 
Medicine, L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (PA), and Nursing

No cost for the first 100 professional CE registrants; $10 for all others

This learning activity is being jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Social Work, and Medicine. The school is an accredited provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Participants completing the learning activity may be awarded a maximum of 1.5 contact hours.

Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant #U1QHP28736




Suicide Prevention in the Elderly
​About:

One older adult dies by suicide every 80 minutes in the United States, 18 people every day. All professionals working with older adults need to understand risk factors for late life suicide, as well as how to assess and respond when these signs are detected. This program will highlight what is known and what we still need to learn about suicide in older adults with particular emphasis on tools, which have been validated, and evidence based approaches to intervention and prevention.

Program Objectives:

  • Articulate risk factors for late life suicide
  • Understand how to screen for suicide in older adults
  • Be aware of intervention strategies to respond to older adults who experience suicidal ideation, planning, and/or behavior
  • Consider how to implement prevention strategies across serving older adults
  • Recognize the role of all professionals, regardless of setting, in preventing and intervening with older adults

Faculty include:

  • Deanna Leyh, MSCP
  • Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Elizabeth Mulvaney, MSW, LCSW
  • Afshan Ranjha, MD
  • Ellen Whyte, MD

​Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
​Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration is open at 8:30 a.m.
​Location:

University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
Cathedral of Learning
Room 2017 (20th floor)
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Free parking is included, however, you must park at the Soldiers and Sailors Museum Parking Garage off Bigelow Blvd. Upon signing into the workshop, you will receive a parking sticker in order to validate your parking.

Register for this event online

Continuing​ Education
RN, CRNP: 2.75 Credit Hours
LCSW, LMFT, LPC, Psychology: 3 Credit Hours

This learning activity is being jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. The school is an accredited provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Participants completing the learning activity may be awarded a maximum of 2 contact hours.




Palliative Care for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) Practice and Ethics
​About:

The Community Professionals Training Series on ADRD continues with a presentation by Barbara Usher, RN, PhD, GCNS-BC, ACHPN, at the Frick Training Center at the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging.

The course objectives include:

  • Define palliative care
  • Differentiate among levels of palliative care delivery
  • Understand potential ethical issues and considerations for palliative practice
  • Describe the role of the provider in palliative care and symptom management
  • Describe key principles of providing information and support to families of persons with ADRD at the end of life
  • Understand how advance care planning can benefit individuals with ADRD

Speaker:
Dr. Barbara Usher, RN, PhD, GCNS-BC, ACHPN
Associate Professor of Health and Community Systems, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh

​Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
​Time: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
​Location:

Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging
305 Chamber Plaza
Charleroi, PA 15022

Register for this event online

Program is open at no cost to community providers working with persons who have ADRD or their caregivers.

Continuing Education: L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (Pa.) and Nursing at no cost for registrants

This learning activity is being jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. The School is an accredited provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants completing the learning activity may be awarded a maximum of 2 contact hours.

Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant # U1QHP28736




When Wandering Turns Dangerous: Managing Wandering Behaviors in the Home and Community
​About:

The Community Professionals Training Series on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) continues with the topic on wandering!

Course Objectives:

  • Define high risk wandering and why it occurs in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Differentiate wandering from high risk wandering
  • Discuss methods for preventing high risk wandering
  • Explore principles of search and rescue for an older adult with dementia

Presenter:
Betty Robison, MSN, RN-BC, Gerontology Educator
Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh

​Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
​Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
​Location:

Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging
305 Chamber Plaza
Charleroi, PA 15022

Register for this event online

Program is open at no cost to community providers working with persons who have ADRD or their caregivers.

Continuing Education: L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (Pa.) and Nursing at no cost for registrants

This learning activity is being jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. The School is an accredited provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants completing the learning activity may be awarded a maximum of 2 contact hours.

Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant # U1QHP28736




​Geriatric Education Webinar Series for Home Based Primary Care Nurses
​About:

​​Recordings of webinars on topics of interest to nurses who provide care to elderly Veterans at home, produced by the Pittsburgh VA’s Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center.

Webinars:

Know Your Skin Lesions
Discusses the prevention, assessment, and treatment of skin conditions that commonly occur in the elderly population.
View webinar.

Where is the Line? Professional Boundaries in Nursing
Provides basic information about therapeutic professional relationships, potential boundary crossings and violations, and prevention of such violations.
View webinar.

Aging Like a Fine Wine: Promoting Successful Coping Among Elderly Patients
Describes the psychological changes that may accompany the aging process. Strategies to help the Veteran and/or family enhance their coping, develop new insight, and problem-solve are reviewed.
View webinar​.

Please note that continuing education units are not offered for these recordings.




​Clinical Updates in Dementia Webinar Series: Archived Webinars
​About: ​Archived webinars in this series are available for the following sessions:
Session 1: Assessment of Dementia Through the Use of Evidence-Based Measures
Speaker:
Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh Division of Geriatric Medicine
View webinar.

Session 2: Pharmacologic Interventions for Dementia Syndromes
Speaker:
Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
View webinar​.

No registration fee is required, however CEs are available at a cost 1.5 CEs each for L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (PA) and Nursing for $10 (discounted CE cost is made possible through HRSA grant)

This learning activity is being jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. The School is an accredited provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants completing the learning activity may be awarded a maximum of 1.5 contact hours.

Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant #U1QHP28736




​NCIS: Navigating a Clinical Investigation of Seniors
​About: ​An interactive program to look a a complex case study of sudden mental status changes of an older adult.
​Date and time: ​As requested

For more information about this program, contact Betty Robinson at 412-864-2092.




I AM HERE Series
​About: Training on delirium, depression, dementia, anxiety, suicide, and substance abuse in the elderly. Open to UPMC and non-UPMC employees. Training for UPMC employees is free. Registration fees apply for non-UPMC employees.​
​Dates: As requested
​Time: 30 minute training sessions
​Location:

Aging Institute
Suite 10065, Forbes Tower
3600 Forbes Ave. @ Meyran
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For more information or ​to order I AM HERE training manuals, contact Peggy Edinger, Administrative Assistant, Aging Institute at 412-864-2396.

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