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22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

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 401-874-2116



 

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