Live Webcast on Alzheimer’s Disease: May 22, 2013
MAGEC will provide a free educational session via live webcast on risk reduction strategies, for health care professionals, caregivers assisting people with Alzheimer’s Disease, and Related Dementias before, during, and after a hurricane.
Deciding whether a facility should shelter in place or evacuate their residents to another location is a difficult decision as both options carry risks. This training will cover best practices for health care professionals assisting people with ADRD during, and after disasters such as hurricanes. Dr. Christensen will provide an overview of research on long-term care during hurricanes, and cover Federal and state (Florida) regulations, with special attention to the needs of people with ADRD.
Participants may earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) /Continuing Medical Education (CME) within the following disciplines: Physician, Psychology, Nursing, Nursing Home Administration, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition and Professional Guardians. This training session is free of charge. Health care professionals interested in participating in this training session are required to complete the online registration form. Learn More.
Intensive Geriatric Training – Nursing Module: on April 12, 19 and 26, 2013
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and the Miami Area Geriatric Education Center will provide an Intensive Geriatric Training on Nursing. This is a three day training that will allow participants the opportunity to increase their knowledge about the nursing care for older adults. While aimed at nurses practicing in the community, the training is open to all health care professionals who serve or will serve the aging community in Florida. 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be provided to participants. The training will be provided at Palm Health Pavilion in West Palm Beach on April 12, 19 and 26, 2013. Learn More.
Intensive Geriatric Training – Social Work Module: May 10, 17 and 24, 2013
Barry University and The Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC) are providing the 2013 Intensive Geriatric Training Social Work Module on May 10th, 17th, and 24th at Barry University. Some of this year’s session topics include physical and sensory aging, behavioral health, aging network and services, practice with dementia, advance directives, and medical decision making. Participants can earn up to 20 CEU’s in the following disciplines: social work, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychology. Learn More.
Intensive Geriatric Training – Mental Health Module: June 5, 6 and 7, 2013
Mental Health providers: Please join us for the three day Intensive Geriatric Training Mental Health Module on June 5-7, 2013 at the Miami Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and include topics such as elder abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide in the elderly, substance abuse in the elderly, Alzheimer’s dementia, motivational models to address issues of aging, and guardianship. Attendees can earn up to 20 CEU’s or CME’s for participating. CME’s and CEU’s are available for psychiatry, psychology, nursing, nursing home administration, social work, dietetics and nutrition, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and professional guardians.