Bridging the Care Gap for Older Adults: From Acute Care and Beyond (Wake AHEC)
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: WakeMed Cary Hospital, 1900 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, North Carolina 27518
Target Audience: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and any health care providers working with older adults in the community and in acute care settings.
Description: This program will disseminate evidence-based practices in caring for the older adult population to bridge the gaps from the acute care setting through transitions of care using a multidisciplinary team approach. The conference will address anticoagulation therapy, geriatric head trauma, delirium prevention and management, fall prevention interventions for community elders, communication strategies with patients living with dementia, and tools to promote successful aging in place.
Otago Everyday for Falls: Tools to Support Daily Exercise for Fall Prevention — This online training offered through the Carolina Geriatric Education Center is designed to train anyone who is interested in learning more about the Otago Exercise Program. The course costs $10 and provides 1 contact hour of continuing education credit.
*The Otago Exercise Program: Falls Prevention Training — This online training offered through the Carolina Geriatric Education Center is designed for healthcare professionals in geriatric practice. The course costs $35 and provides 3 contact hours of continuing education credit.
STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) — This Centers for Disease Control (CDC) site has free, interactive online training in falls prevention for pharmacists and for other healthcare providers.
Training in home modifications — This is a series of 5 online courses offered through the University of Southern California. The courses are designed “for professionals who work directly or indirectly in the field of supportive home environments.”