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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



Balancing Competing Priorities in Home-Based Primary Care
​About:

Veterans being cared for in home-based primary care (HBPC) programs throughout the country are some of the most seriously ill Veterans with the greatest number of comorbidities. In addition, these Veterans' functional status is often highly limited. Given that most clinical guidelines and educational programs focus primarily on single diseases, clinicians often have difficulty balancing the multiple medical and psychosocial care needs of this population of Veterans. This program will address both the decision-making process and the medical care behind prioritizing Veteran-centered care outcomes and health- and wellness-centered outcomes.

​Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
​Time: 2 p.m.
​Location: VHA TRAIN

Register for this event online

If you are a VA employee, please complete this course on the TMS website.

Audience: HBPC registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and licensed practical nurses

Modality: Virtual conference (webinar)

Credit/hours: 1

Accreditations: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NBCC, NYSED SW

Questions?: If you require assistance, please contact the VHA TRAIN Help Desk by email at VHATRAIN@va.gov.



​The 2017 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. One CEU for each webinar may be provided to viewers.

Webinars:

Care Management in VA Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)
Provides HBPC nurses with a basic understanding of their role in the care management process, including discussion of quality improvement strategies and available resources. Presented by an Advanced Practice Adult & Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with more than 25 years of expertise in providing medical care management services to adults and elders.

Managing Polypharmacy in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Nursing: What does the count have to do with it?
A university nursing instructor presents an overview of polypharmacy for HBPC nurses and other healthcare professionals. The presentation explains potential negative impacts that polypharmacy can have on older adults, and provides guidance for identifying interventions that can be used in homecare clinicians’ daily practice to help prevent or mitigate negative outcomes related to polypharmacy.

Management of Behavioral Problems in Dementia by the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Team
A geropsychiatrist describes non-pharmacological interventions for managing common behavioral symptoms among patients with dementia. The practical strategies can be implemented immediately by HBPC nurses, other staff, and anyone who interacts with people with dementia.

The three webinars described above are available on TRAIN.

The TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN) is a national learning network that provides access to online trainings from state and federal agencies, local and national organizations, and educational institutions. This resource is intended for public health and other healthcare professionals. Most of its offerings are free of charge and provide free CEUs.

Go to the TRAIN portal​, create a free account, and then search for a webinar by its title.



​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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