Courses

Baby Boomer Imperative: Working Together to Care for the Aging Population
See our brochure.
Please register at https://apache.hsc.uth.tmc.edu/HGEC/ComprehensiveForm.jsp

 

Fall 2014
Day One  
September 12, 2013
Geriatric Syndromes
Day Two      
October 10, 2014
Chronic Disease
Day Three
November 14, 2014
Aging with Disability
Day Four      
December 5, 2014
Palliative and End of Life/ Caregiver Issues/Spirituality

Spring 2014
Day One  
February 21, 2014
Geriatric Syndromes
Day Two      
March 21, 2014
Chronic Disease
Day Three
April 11, 2014
Aging with Disability
Day Four      
May 16, 2014
Palliative and End of Life/ Caregiver Issues/Spirituality

Course Program

Day One - Geriatric Syndromes (6.75 CEs; 0.6 ASHA CEUs)
8:30-9:15
Introduction to Aging & Quintet of Geriatric Syndromes
9:15-10:15
The Hazards of Immobility and Hospitalization
10:15-10:30
Break
10:30-11:30
Falls
11:30-12:30
Lunch
12:30-2:00
Overview of 3 Ds: Dementia, Depression, and Delirium
2:00-3:15
Polypharmacy
3:15-4:15
Urinary Incontinence
4:15-4:30
Case Study

Day Two - Chronic Disease (7 CEs; 0.6 ASHA CEUs)
8:30-10:00
Biology and Physiology of Aging
10:00-10:15
Break
10:15-10:45
Communication Disorders/Ethnogeriatrics
10:45-11:15
Health Literacy and the Harris County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
11:15-12:15
Lunch and Senior Cinema: Age of Champions
12:15-1:45
Mental Health
1:45-2:00
Break
2:00-3:15
Financial Exploitation of Older Adults
3:15-4:30
Executive Function and Capacity

Day Three – Aging with Disability (6.75 CEs; 0.6 ASHA CEUs)
8:30-10:00
Oral Health
10:00-10:10
Break
10:10-11:10
Medical Home
11:10-12:10
Intimacy and Sexuality
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:00-2:30
Principles to Consider in Aging with Disability
2:30-2:45
Break
2:45-3:45
Home Modifications, Durable Medical Equipment, and Driving
3:45-4:30
Case study

Day Four – Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Caregiver Issues, and Spirituality (6.50 CEs; 0.4 ASHA CEUs)
8:30-9:30
Hospice vs. Palliative Care
9:30-10:30
Communication: Delivering Bad News and Role Play of Delivery
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:00
Pain Assessment and Pain Management
12:00-1:00
Lunch and Senior Cinema
1:00-1:45
Caregiver Issues
1:45-2:30
Stroke Conversations Film
2:30-2:45
Break
2:45-3:45
Exploration of Spirituality in Aging
3:45-4:30
Course Wrap-Up and Mini-Graduation

Additional topics for participants in Certificate Course – must complete an additional 13 hours. Choose from the list of course topics. The time credited will contribute to the overall 40 hours required for certificate completion.

 

Online Module Title Time Credited
When Caregivers Become Abusers
0.5 hours
Sleep Problems
0.5 hours
Psychosocial Issues
0.5 hours
Health Literacy
1.0 hours
Pain Assessment in Older Adults
1.0 hours
Hearing Impairment
0.5 hours
Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders
0.5 hours
Infectious Diseases
0.5 hours
Legal and Ethical Issues
0.5 hours
Dizziness and Syncope
0.5 hours
Nursing Home Care
0.5 hours
Visual Impairment
0.5 hours
Preventive Care
0.5 hours
Physical Activity
0.5 hours
Foot Disorders
0.5 hours
Frailty
0.5 hours
Dermatology
1.0 hours
Cultural Aspects of Care
0.5 hours
Pressure Ulcers and Wound Care
0.5 hours
Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Care of the Elderly
1.0 hours
Physician Home Care of the Elderly
0.5 hours
Osteoporosis Update and Review
1.0 hours
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse in Older Adults
1.0 hours
Part 1 of 3 - Identifying Elder Abuse and Mistreatment
0.5 hours
Part 2 of 3 - Screening and Intervening in Cases of Elder Abuse and Mistreatment
0.5 hours
Part 3 of 3 - Assessment of Mental Capacity
0.5 hours

Optional Activities
Experiential Learning Activities (such as visits to geriatric or dementia outpatient clinic; or observation of Adult Protective Service visits or in long-term care facilities; etc.)
Attendance at Alzheimer’s Association Events: http://www.alztex.org/eventcal/

 

Faculty

Carmel B. Dyer, MD
Houston Geriatric Education Center
UTHealth Medical School

Sharon K. Ostwald, PhD, RN
Houston Geriatric Education Center
UTHealth School of Nursing

Pauline Rosenau, PhD
Houston Geriatric Education Center
UTHealth School of Public Health

June Sadowsky, DDS, MPH
Houston Geriatric Education Center
UTHealth School of Dentistry

   

Nancy Ordonez, PharmD, BCPS
Houston Geriatric Education Center Consultant
University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Gayle Hersch, PhD, OTR
Houston Geriatric Education Center Consultant
Texas Woman’s University, School of Occupational Therapy

Carolyn Kelley, PT, DSc, NCS
Houston Geriatric Education Center Consultant
Texas Woman’s University, School of Physical Therapy 

 

   

Carmen Castro, BA, MS
UTHealth School of Nursing

Kathleen Pace Murphy, PhD, GNP
UTHealth School of Nursing and Medical School

Sally Davis, MSN, RN
UTHealth School of Nursing

Sabrina Pickens, PhD, MSN, GNP, ANP
UTHealth School of Nursing

Vineeth John, MD
UTHealth Medical School

Paul Schulz, MD
UTHealth Medical School

Mary Kenan, PsyD
Methodist Hospital and Private Practice

 

 

Location
All classes will be held in Room 370 at the UTHealth School of Nursing, 6901 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030, at the corner of Bertner Ave and Holcombe Blvd in the Texas Medical Center.

Get directions to the UTHealth School of Nursing

Parking is available directly across Holcombe Blvd or in the underground lot at the May’s Clinic (part of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center). The entrance to the May’s Clinic parking is across Bertner Avenue from the School of Nursing.

You may also take the Metro Rail to the Transit Center stop at Fannin Street and Pressler St. and walk one block east to the School of Nursing.

Cost
Individual day module                                                                             $ 35
Certificate course (four day classes plus online study)                 $ 100     

Registration
Online registration is available on this site.

CEU Information
Each individual day is valid for the number of continuing education credits noted in the Program. The Certificate Program offers a total of 27 continuing education credits for nurses, physical therapists, and social workers, and 22 continuing education credits for speech and language pathologists.