Course Format: 
Powerpoints, Podcasts
Course Target audience: 
Primary Care Practitioners- NPs
Course Description: 

The Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers in partnership with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, NYU College of Nursing, offers trainings that provide interdisciplinary healthcare professionals the essentials of geriatrics and gerontology. These trainings provide the participant with subject matter content information, demographic data, institutional and community care best practices, and resources.

The CNYGEC offers an online option of learning modules for individuals from nursing, medicine, social sciences, clergy, pharmacy, mental health and other disciplines. 

Topics available:

Core Day 1: Age Sensitivity and Communicating with Older Adults

Core Day 1: AGING: An Overview

Core Day 1: Cultural Competence and Chronic Disease Management of Older Adults

Core Day 1: Health Literacy and Older Adults

Core Day 1: Swallowing Disorders and Management of Older Patients

Core Day 2: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Core Day 2: Interdisciplinary Assessment of the Older Person

Core Day 2: Medicaid Update and Protecting the Family Home

Core Day 2: Overview of Dementia

Core Day 2: Settings in Care and Transitions- MACE

Core Day 3: Chronic Disease in the Older Adult

Core Day 3: Internet Geriatric Resources

Core Day 3: Medication Management in the Older Adult- An Overview

Core Day 3: Risk Factors for Poor Outcomes in Older Adults: Iatrogenesis, Frailty, Geriatric Syndromes, and Atypical Presentation of Illness

Core Day 3: Compliance vs. Adherence: Consequences for Older Adults

Core Day 3: Some Preventive Measures for the Elderly

Core Day 3: Palliative Care and Ethical Issues in Treatment Decision Making

Elective: Dementia and Collaborative Care

Elective: Dental Managment of Older Adults

Elective: Managing Emergencies with Older Adults

*Prices range from $15 - $20 per section.

Author: Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing