The online modules provide training on geriatric topics and evidence based tools to advance health professional teamwork in the care of older adults.

These modules incorporate the expertise of local, regional and national leaders in geriatrics, neurology, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, social work and other disciplines.

The Workforce Enhancement for Healthy Aging and Independent Living (WE HAIL) Program intends to transform clinical training environments for health care professionals and caregivers in order to increase the number of these professionals and caregivers in Tarrant County and the surrounding rural counties.

Activities

Team Approach to Hypertension

By 2025, it is predicted that more than 1.5 billion individuals worldwide will have hypertension, accounting for up to 50% of heart disease risk and 75% of stroke risk. For several decades it has been well known that lowering blood pressure (BP) with lifestyle modification, medications, or both can substantially reduce a patient’s subsequent risk for disease. For each 10-mm...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 2.40
    • TSBSWE: 2.00
    • UNTHSC: 2.00
    • Physicians: 2.00
  • Expires: Dec 31, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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Community and the Health Care Team

The community can include the patient experience so it is necessary, as health care providers, to be aware of the impact community can have on its ability to provide care.  This eLearning activity will explore the role community plays within the health care.

Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 0.60
    • CPH: 0.50
    • TSBSWE: 0.50
    • Physicians: 0.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Dec 31, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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Multifactorial Risk Assessments and Evidence-based Intervention to Address Falls in Primary Care

20% of all falls cause broken bones, head injuries or other serious injuries and over 700,000 people a year are hospitalized for fall related injuries. (1) This activity will discuss how to identify those at risk for falling and how to implement evidence-based fall risk reduction interventions.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Nov 23, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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The Illusion of Opioids

Literature has shown that prescribers receive little education on the treatment of pain resulting in less effective pain treatment with worse outcomes. Attendees will learn the evidence-based analysis of the relative effectiveness of medications and their side effects with recommendations on how to improve treatment of acute and chronic pain.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Nov 23, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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Progress in Alzheimer's Diagnosis and Treatment

This program was developed to provide the audience with an overview of the progress in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.  Healthcare providers who do not typically work with or diagnosis patients with dementia will gain valuable information for their patients.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Nov 23, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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Do Medications for Alzheimer's Disease Really Work?

Several prescription drugs are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Treating the symptoms of Alzheimer's can provide patients with comfort, dignity, and independence for a longer period of time and can encourage and assist their caregivers as well.

It is important to understand...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jan 20, 2019
  • Cost: Free
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Why do They Have Good Days and Bad Days - Factors Influencing Fluctuations in Cognition and Behavior in Alzheimer's Disease

How does the caregiver account for why the person with disease changes from day to day and minute to minute?  This presentation will provide information on the physiological and sensory changes that occur and how they manifest in function and behavior.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Nov 23, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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Cognitive Assessment during the Annual Wellness Visit

This presentation will cover how easily a cognitive assessment can be performed during the Medicare Annual Wellness visit.  Visit the algorithm on the Alzheimer's Association website.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Nov 23, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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What Does Research say about Reducing Your Risk of Alzheimer's?

Can you reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease? If so, how? Can we use the word "prevention" when talking about a disease that we still don’t know the cause? What about lifestyle changes? What about environment? What about ethnicity? Can lifestyle changes impact a person who already has a diagnosis?  This presentation will touch on the risk factors for...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Nov 23, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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The DICE Approach

This presentation will explore the use of the DICE (Describe, Investigate, Create and Evaluate) Approach by family and caregivers managing the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. 

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Aug 9, 2019
  • Cost: Free
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Hypertension in Older Adults - From SHEP to SPRINT

The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT; ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01206062) was stopped early because of significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease in participants randomized to a systolic blood pressure target of 120 mmHg (intensive) than in those randomized to 140 mmHg (standard). The cardiovascular outcome benefit was also identified in subjects aged 75 and...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Aug 7, 2019
  • Cost: Free
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Impact of Abnormal Swallowing Patterns in the Elderly

A Bedside Swallow Evaluation (BSE) has definite limitations and aspiration cannot be confirmed or ruled out without Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS) (Swigert,1998). Approximately 40% of the patients who aspirate regularly during an MBSS were not identified as aspirating when examined at bedside because they did not cough or show outwards signs of aspiration (Logemann,1983). The...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
    • IACET: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Sep 8, 2019
  • Cost: Free
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Elder Abuse - Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis, and Care

The fastest growing segment of our population is the 'old-old' or people over 85.  The majority of these people have chronic conditions and about half of them have dementing illness.  A large number of them will be abused or neglected.  Healthcare providers need to prepare now.  Prevention, detection, diagnosis and care will be the focus of this presentation....

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Sep 12, 2019
  • Cost: Free
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Health Literacy

Healthy People 2010 defines health literacy as “The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” More simply, the NIH says health literacy “Saves Lives. Saves Time. Saves Money”. This presentation explores the impact of health literacy and...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Sep 18, 2019
  • Cost: Free
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At Risk, SCI, eMCI: The Alphabet Soup of Preclinical and Prodromal Alzheimer Disease

This presentation will discuss updates in the field on the diagnosis, prognosis and possible therapies for preclinical (cognitively normal adults at risk for Alzheimer Disease) and prodromal (adults with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer disease) Alzheimer disease.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 23, 2020
  • Cost: Free
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Quality and Innovation in the Medicare Program: Leadership Opportunities for Geriatricians

In this presentation, Dr. Mulhausen will present his thesis that the Medicare and Medicaid initiatives to promote quality and payment innovations to reward value present a unique opportunity for geriatricians to serve as administrative and clinical leaders.   Dr. Mulhausen will discuss the Medicare Quality Innovation Organization program, several CMMI payment...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 31, 2020
  • Cost: Free
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