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Effective Communication & Meeting Needs of Patients with Disabilities

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 3rd from 1 to 2pm

Virtual program

Do words matter in the care that we provide? What role does effective communication have in healthcare and beyond? What about the tools and accommodations that are available? These questions and more will be covered as the UPMC Disabilities Resource Center presents on healthcare requirements and best practices.

This program can provide 1.0 contact hours for physician (CME), nursing (CNE), social work continuing education or a certificate of attendance. Social work CEUs will be $10 if interested.

Please register here.

Questions? Contact UPMC Senior Services at 866-430-8742 or

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 5 to 7 pm

Join us as we hear about important elder law topics such as estate planning, long-term care planning, trusts, and more!

Whether you are interested in this information for yourself, a loved one or friend, or as a professional, anyone is welcome to watch and participate.

Guest speakers:

  • Estate Planning: The Legal Perspective
    LeeAnn A. Fulena, Esq.

    Robb Leonard Mulvihill
  • Conserving and Protecting Your Resources
    Brian Catale, CLTC, CEP

    Brian Catale & Associates

To register, please call 866-430-8742 or register here.

If interested in nursing, social work CEUs or a certificate of attendance, register here.

2.0 Contact Hours available for nursing and social work.

*Social Work credits will be $10.

NHA credits have been applied for with the State Board of Nursing Home Examiners.

CEU information:

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, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing: The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2 contact hours.

Social work: This program is offered for 2.0 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSV LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-6902.

Other Healthcare Professionals: Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Navigating Community Resources during COVID-19

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 17th from 1 to 2pm

Virtual program

Where does a professional start when a consumer wants to age in place or find long-term care resources? Where does someone begin to navigate community resources? What are the starting places? The goal of this presentation will be to answer these questions and more. There will also be an emphasis of additional resources that are available in the new age of COVID-19.

This program can provide 1.0 contact hours for nursing (CNE), social work continuing education or a certificate of attendance (social work CEUs will be $10 if interested).

Please register here.

Questions? Contact UPMC Senior Services at 866-430-8742 or

The 2017 Geriatric Education Webinar Series for Home Based Primary Care Nurses

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.


  • 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

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.


  • 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

Archived webinars in this series are available for the following sessions:

  • Session 1: Assessment of Dementia Through the Use of Evidence-Based Measures
    Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh Division of Geriatric Medicine
    View webinar.
  • Session 2: Pharmacologic Interventions for Dementia Syndromes
    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

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

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.

As requested

30 minute training sessions

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.