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Geriatric Education Center Resources. Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD, APRN, BC Associate Professor of Geropsychiatric Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. What are Geriatric Education Centers?.

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Geriatric education center resources

Geriatric Education Center Resources

Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD, APRN, BC

Associate Professor of Geropsychiatric Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing


What are geriatric education centers

What are Geriatric Education Centers?

  • Geriatric Education Centers (GECs) are dedicated to improving the education/training, supply, distribution and quality of health care professionals through strong community-academic partnerships; ultimately to improve the quality of health care for all elderly individuals, including the underserved and minorities


Gecs with curriculum resources

GECs with Curriculum Resources

  • 50 Geriatric Education Centers funded by HRSA

  • Goal is for education and dissemination

  • Often Free Power point presentations, Webcasts or Youtube videos.

  • Occasionally have costs associated with DVDs or CD Roms Range from $10 to $25

  • Planning ahead will be helpful

  • Organized by competency listings


National organization of gecs

National Organization of GECs

  • Most web links are active some are not

  • http://www.nagec.org/

  • http://www.nagec.org/content/gec-clearinghouse

    • Can search by topic

    • Type of resource looking for


Gec s in the us

GEC’s in the US

Source: NAGEC.org


Health promotion disease prevention

Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

  • Obtains and documents comprehensive and focused physical exam using appropriate assessment instruments:

    • Activity level

    • Mobility

    • Cognition

    • Nutrition

    • Neglect and abuse

    • Sensory impairment

    • Decision making capacity


Possible resources

Possible Resources

http://www.agec.org/programs/vtc/?tape=1

Cancer prevention and screening of older adults. DVD for $15

http://sgec.stanford.edu/training/cultures.html

Communicating with Elderly from different cultures

Web based and interactive with questions


Assessment tools

Assessment Tools


Cognitive assessment

Cognitive Assessment

http://www.elderguru.com/downloads/SLUMS_updated.pdf


Health assessment tools

Health Assessment Tools


Assessment of health status

Assessment of Health Status

http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/podcasts/GetUpAndGo.cfm


Functional assessment with mini cog

Functional Assessment: with Mini-Cog


Diagnosis of health status

Diagnosis of Health Status

  • http://www.unc.edu/poacases/jefferson/a3.html

    • Unfolding case with web based video of Ms. Jefferson in the hospital with delirium

  • http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gec/studies/

    • Multiple lectures on medical conditions in older adults

  • http://medinfo.ufl.edu/~gec/coa3/coa3mods.html#mod6

    • Synchronized power point presentations.


Diagnosis of health status1

Diagnosis of Health Status

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gec/studies6/


Plan of care and implementation of treatment

Plan of Care and Implementation of Treatment

http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-educators-professionals/geriasims/


Plan of care and implementation of treatment1

Plan of Care and Implementation of Treatment

  • http://www.agec.org/programs/vtc/?tape=20

    • DVD’s available from Arkansas for example:

      • management of diabetes,

      • advances in osteoporosis treatment,

      • dementia management,

      • pain management


Nurse practitioner patient relationship

Nurse Practitioner Patient Relationship

http://epadgec.jefferson.edu/education3.cfm


Teaching coaching function

Teaching Coaching Function

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-nursing/about/centers/oregon-geriatric-education/upload/Geri-Card-Set-2011-Full.pdf


Professional role

Professional Role

http://epadgec.jefferson.edu/education3.cfm


Managing and negotiating health care delivery systems

Managing and Negotiating Health Care Delivery Systems

http://www.med.ubc.ca/geriatrics/Geriatrics-andrew/case.html


Monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care practice

Monitoring and Ensuring the Quality of Health Care Practice

http://medinfo.ufl.edu/~gec/coa3/coa3mods.html#mod6


Cultural and spiritual competence

Cultural and Spiritual Competence

  • Ethnogeriatric Quiz (Stanford GEC)

    • http://sgec.stanford.edu/training/questions.html

    • 8 questions with correct answers provided

  • 6 unit course on cultural competence in older adults (Western Reserve GEC)

    • http://www.nethealthinc.com/cultural/introregister.asp


Thank you

Thank You!

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