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Understanding Delirium

Tuesday, October 27th from 10-11am
Virtual program

This program will provide an overview of delirium with an emphasis on risk factors, prevention, and management.
By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the most common causes of confusion in the older adult
  • Identify the differences in presentation of hypoactive and hyperactive delirium
  • Identify non-pharmacological approaches to delirium

This program is specially accredited to offer Personal Care Home Administrator (PCHA) continuing education. 

Please register here.

Questions? Contact UPMC Senior Services at 866-430-8742 or UPMCSeniorServices@UPMC.edu.


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