R.I. Geriatric Education Center to hold programs
for health care providers
KINGSTON, R.I. -- August 22, 2000 -- The Rhode Island Geriatric Education
Center will present two programs for health care providers of the elderly
during the fall.
"Diagnosis, Prognosis and Geriatric Clinical Care," "Workshop
III," will be held at URI's Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing
Education in Providence, Monday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This workshop will feature presentations on chronic illness: levels of
prevention, trajectories and comorbidity, the periodic health exam for older
adults, preventive care strategies, and palliative care. Interdisciplinary
small group discussions will follow.
"Geriatric Syndromes and Medication: Delirium and Dementia,"
"Workshop IV," will be presented on Monday, Oct. 23, from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the URI/W. Alton Jones campus in West Greenwich.
This workshop will focus on delirium and dementia, including behavioral
management strategies and pharmacotherapy. The information presented in
this workshop will be on syndromes that are different than those covered
in previous workshops.
Continuing education credits are offered and approved for nurses, nursing
home administrators, pharmacists, physicians, and social workers. Other
health care professionals are welcome to attend.
The registration fee, including materials, continuing education units,
lunch, refreshments and parking, is $85 for each program. Group rates are
available. For more information, call The Rhode Island Geriatric Education
Center at 874-5311 or visit our web site at www.uri.edu/outreach/rigec.
Participants may register on-line at http://rigec.thewisdomgroup.net.
The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center, located at the University
of Rhode Island, offers a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Practice in Geriatrics
upon completion of Workshops I through V and Advanced Practice Seminars
I and II. These programs do not need to be taken in sequence.
RIGEC (Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center) is a consortium of the
URI Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Human Science and Services, Rhode
Island College School of Social Work, Brown University School of Medicine,
and Aging 2000. The mission of the center is to improve knowledge and skills
in geriatrics and gerontology among health care providers to better meet
the needs of the growing elderly population.
For Information: Judith Sweeney 401-874-5311, Dave Lavallee