Price: Free
Course Format: 
Online Modules, Asynchronous
Course Target audience: 
Course Description: 
As part of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) initiative, these modules were developed to increase the age-sensitive health care knowledge and skills of primary care professionals. These trainings promote team-based, coordinated, patient-centered, evidence-based care that is responsive to the particular needs of older adults.
Partnering the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) with the Montefiore Health System and Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc. (RAIN), a community services organization in the Bronx, GWEP aims to improve the quality of healthcare for older Americans by:
  • Changing clinical training environments into integrated geriatrics and primary care delivery systems.
  • Training providers who can assess and address the needs of older adults and their families or caregivers at the individual, community, and population levels.
  • Delivering community-based programs that will provide patients, families, and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes and the quality of care for older adults.

Modules available are listed below.  You will need to login to an existing account or create a new one to view the modules.

PCOA-RN 1: Medicare Annual Wellness Visits and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Older Adults
PCOA-RN 2: Dementia- Collaborative Care Approach to Memory Disorders
PCOA-RN 3: Advance Directives
PCOA-RN 4: Palliative and Hospice Care
PCOA-RN 5: Practical Guide to Health Care Financing
PCOA-RN 6: Distinguishing Dementia, Delirium, and Depression
PCOA-RN 7 Person and Family-Centered Care
PCOA-RN 8: Adult Learning, Health Literacy, Health Promotion and Population Health
PCOA-RN 9: Mistreatment Detection and Older Adults
PCOA-RN 10: Substance Misuse in Older Adults
PCOA-RN 11: Falls and Fall Prevention
PCOA-RN 12: Medication Management in Older Adults
PCOA-RN 13: Persistent Pain in Older Adults
PCOA-RN 14: Skin Disorders in Older Adults
PCOA-RN 15: Sensory Changes in Older Adults
PCOA-RN 16: Atypical Presentation of Illness in Older Adults

PCOA-RN 17: Pain, Opioids and Older Adults

Author: HIGN Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing