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GEC Onsite Trainings - Metro NYC

NYC Area 35 hour Geriatric Scholar Certificate Program (5 days)

A Geriatric Scholar Certificate (GSC) reflects an individual's commitment to enhancing the care and services provided to older adults. GSC seminars are aimed at improving and expanding geriatric healthcare, particularly for low-income, multi-ethnic and underserved older adults. We offer innovative seminars on a wide range of issues, health conditions and service delivery models to healthcare professionals, academic leaders, and others who offer services to older adults. Participants are awarded the GSC after completing a 5 day interdisciplinary program consisting of 3 “Core Days” and 2 “Elective Days” of training throughout the academic year. Our goal, like yours, is to ensure the highest level of healthcare services for older adults.

Flexibility

  • You can participate in GEC Training in locations throughout New York State.
  • Pick a location from the list below and do your 3 core days there. Note: you do not have to participate in the 3 core days in one location, you must attend a core day 1 and 2 and 3 but they can be at different sites if that better fits your schedule.
  • You can do your core days in any order you like, at any location.

For fees or to register, click here.

Please note: All trainings run from 8:00am - 4:00pm (unless otherwise noted).
Seats fill quickly so register early. Please note that occasionally it is necessary to modify training dates and locations.

Core Days Credit Designation

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Core Day One

Core Days are full-day trainings that provide interdisciplinary healthcare professionals the essentials of geriatrics and gerontology. These trainings will provide the participant with subject matter content information, demographic data, institutional and community care best practices, and resources. The Core Days are interactive so that learners can exchange ideas with faculty members.

Working With Older People (Core Day 1)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify some of the unique issues and challenges older people face.
  • Identify the demographic imperative to learn basic principles of geriatrics.
  • Recognize the 4 barrier domains to good communication with older adults: physical, cognitive, psychological, and socio-cultural.
  • List techniques to use to break the barriers to communication with older adults.
  • Tell how culture and health literacy affects health and end of life outcomes.
  • Apply tools for effective communication across cultural barriers at end of life.
  • Describe the role of culture in attitudes toward bio-ethical decision making.
  • Recall how cultural diversity may impede effective service delivery.
  • Identify how the presence of even one geriatric syndrome can affect an older person's ability to meet new medical challenges.
  • Identify how the presence of even one geriatric syndrome can affect an older person's ability to maintain function and independence.
  • Use different members of the interdisciplinary team to work collaboratively to address geriatric syndromes and issues.
  • Use different members of the interdisciplinary team to improve the health and independent function of older patients.
  • Identify how culture and health literacy affects health and particularly end of life (EOL) outcomes.
  • Identify cross-cultural barriers and concerns affecting communication at EOL.
  • Utilize tools for effective communication across cross-cultural barriers at EOL.
  • Identify the most common behavioral health problems experienced by older adults.
  • Identify clinical and psychosocial treatments which aid this recovery of older adults with behavioral health need.

Faculty

  • TBA

  • Upcoming Training Dates:

    2015-2016 Schedule under development. Check back for updates.

Core Day Two

Providing Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care (Core Day 2)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify when to do a Rapid Geriatric Assessment (RGA).
  • Use the components (tool box) for RGA.
  • Demonstrate each component for RGA.
  • Define executive dysfunction as a criterion for dementia.
  • Describe one or more brief assessments of executive dysfunction.
  • Suggests maneuvers to determine the effectiveness of FDA approved medications for Alzheimer's Disease and the dementia of Parkinson's Disease.
  • Identify four of the five elements of the comprehensive approach to dementia.
  • Describe the difference between symptomatic and disease modifying pharmacotherapies for dementia.
  • Describe the two most important sources of health care insurance for older adults.
  • Discuss the different types of advanced directives.
  • Tell the importance of transitions.
  • Use an interdisciplinary team for effective discharge planning.
  • Identify specific discharge planning strategies associated with high quality transitional care.
  • Describe 2 ways social workers, nurses, and physicians collaborate to manage complex elderly living in the community.
  • Identify at least 3 different community resources for common geriatric syndromes.

Faculty

  • TBA

Upcoming Training Dates:

2015-2016 Schedule under development. Check back for updates.

Core Day Three

Special Considerations for Older Adults (Core Day 3)

Learning Objectives

  • Define the concepts of iatrogenesis, frailty, and chronic diseases as they relate to older adults.
  • Recognize the basic issues around palliative care and ethical care for older adults.
  • Recognize the components of medication management for older adults.
  • Describe chronic disease and disability in older adults.
  • Discuss iatrogenesis and fraility in older adults.
  • Tell the appropriate application of palliative care in the geriatric population.
  • Discuss the basic principles of medical ethics and autonomy and how they relate to the geriatric population.
  • Discuss the specific medication needs of the older adult patient.
  • Describe the variables when choosing medication for the older adult.
  • Discuss causes and prevention of polypharmacy.
  • Discuss the JCAHO recommendations and the medication reconciliation process.
  • Discuss the Beers criteria and its application to the medication regime of the older adult.
  • Recognize the consequences of quality of care when financial choices are made in a health care setting.
  • Review the latest information about preventing and treating major chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart failure, and arthritis.
  • Identify the consequences of quality of care when financial choices are made in a health care setting.

Faculty

  • TBA

Upcoming Training Dates:

2015-2016 Schedule under development. Check back for updates.

Electives

Electives are full-day workshops that explore in a comprehensive manner an important subject in the field of aging. These workshops will provide the participant with subject matter content information, demographic data, institutional and community care best practices, and resources. The electives are interactive so that learners can exchange ideas with faculty members.

Credit Designation

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates each live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While each elective may be selected as part of the Geriatric Scholar Certificate, you may also take them as a stand alone activity.

2015-2016 Schedule under development. Check back for updates.

 

 

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