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Community Professionals Training Series on ADRD
Supporting People with Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (ADRD) & Their Families: Strategies & Resources

About:
Course objectives for this event includes:

  • Becoming aware of how Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) impacts different groups of people related to gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, and citizenship
  • Understanding the risks associated with caregiving and being familiar with a caregiver burden screening tool
  • Knowing how to apply active listening to empathic/supporting communication skills for persons with ADRD and their families
  • Becoming aware of formal resources and strategies to use both formal and informal resources to meet these needs

Presenter:
Elizabeth Mulvaney, MSW, LCSW
Lecturer, School of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

Date/Time:
Monday, April 8, 2019
1 - 4 PM
Registration begins at 12:30 PM

Location:
Butler County Community College
Founders Hall
107 College Drive
Butler, PA 16001

Register online.

Continuing Education: 3.0 L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (Pa.) and 2.75 Nursing.
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 2.75 contact hours.
Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant # U1QHP28736


Community Professionals Training Series on ADRD:
Communication & Behavior Strategies for Working with Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)

About:
Course objectives for this event include:

  • Understanding how communication is impacted by dementias, particularly Alzheimer’s disease
  • Understanding the common behavior changes which occur and challenge family caregivers including angry/frustrated outbursts, resistance to self-care, and wandering
  • Knowledge of three or more strategies to enhance communication in the early and middle stages of the disease
  • Knowledge of three strategies to address challenging behaviors

Presenter:
Jennifer Hagerty Lingler, PhD, CRNP
Professor, Department of Health and Community Systems
School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh

Date/Time:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
1 - 4 PM
Registration begins at 12:30 PM

Location:
Challenges: Options in Aging
(Lawrence County Area Agency on Aging)
2706 Mercer Road
New Castle PA 16105

Register online.

Continuing Education: 3.0 L/CSW, LPC, LMFT (Pa.) and 2.75 Nursing.
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 2.75 contact hours.
Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant # U1QHP28736


Resource Networking Event: Senior Technology in the Care of Older Adults

About:
Exchange ideas and resources with your professional peers from other organizations who support seniors in our region.

Guest speakers:

UPMC Eye Center
Holly Stants, MS, OTR/L, SCLV
AOTA Specialty
Certification in Low Vision
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Reminder Rosie
Nicolle Driscoll
Education and Sales Representative
PreScript-Ease

Senior Helpers Connect
Tom and Carol Trent
Owners
Senior Helpers Greensburg

Date/Time:
Tuesday, May 14
9 - 11 AM
Registration begins at 8:30 AM

To register, e-mail the Aging Institute at aging@upmc.edu.

Location:
Cumberland Woods Village
700 Cumberland Woods Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101


Managing Type II Diabetes in the Older Adult Clinical Update

About:
Join the Aging Institute for a clinical update on diabetes. This event will include the following speakers and topics:

Unraveling the 2019 Diabetes Guidelines
Presented by:
Tammi Grumski, CRNP, BC, CDE
Diabetes Program Director- Medical Management, UPMC Health Plan

The Plan for Prevention
Presented by:
Valerie J. Silfee, PhD, ACSM-EP
Director of Lifestyle Intervention, UPMC Health Plan
Amanda Budzowski, MS, MPH, CHES, NBC-HWC
Director, Clinical Training & QA, UPMC Health Plan

Cost:
$25 for UPMC and Pitt employees
$35 for non-UPMC/Pitt employees

Date/Time:
Tuesday, June 11
9 - 12 PM
Registration begins at 8:30 AM

Location:
UPMC Health Plan
Steel Tower
Conference Room 31 A and B
600 Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Register online.

Continuing education: UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. To receive 3.0 Contact Hour(s), the learner must attend the entire activity and complete the activity evaluation.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.


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:
NCIS is 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 the Aging Institute Help and Referral Line at 866-430-8742.


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.

Date:
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.