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Palliative Care for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD)
​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
  • Describe the role of the provider in palliative care and symptom management of the person with ADRD
  • Describe the key principles of providing information to families with ADRD nearing 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 and time: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM
​Location:

Frick Training Center
Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
2100 Wharton St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

(Street parking only; enter on 21st Street and take the elevator to the 2nd floor)

Register for this event here.

Continuing education credits can be offered to L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (PA) and Nursing.

No cost for the first 40 professional CE registrants; $10 for all others.

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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