Geriatric Resource Nurse Training


Spring 2013 Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) Training sponsored by the

Penn State Site of the Geriatric Education Center of PA

Registration is Closed.

**This training series is only available to registered nurses. GRNs who trained in 2011 are not eligible.

The Penn State site of the Geriatric Education Center of PA (GEC-PA)* is sponsoring a new Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) training of community-based registered nurses.     Utilizing the GRN Model developed by the Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, community- based nurses will be trained to provide evidence-based care; strategies for identifying older adults at risk of decline; assessments for the recognition of high risk geriatric symptoms; and team-based techniques for coordinating care across health professions.   This Inter-Professional model of care will be further developed to enable community- based teams of health professionals to prevent, assess, and treat the behavioral health issues of community- dwelling older adults and at-risk spouses/caregivers.


For a copy of the flyer, click here. To register, click here.


Our original GRN training was held in the Spring of 2011; at that time we trained 216 registered nurses across the Commonwealth (not eligible for this training).   The Spring 2013 training will be offered on 8 consecutive Mondays beginning March 7 through April 22 from 1 PM to 3 PM.  The topics to be included are:

  • Inter-Professional Team Collaborative Care of Older Adults;
  • Physical Changes that Accompany Aging; 
  • Brain Health: Cognitive Changes in Older Adults;
  • Behavioral Health Issues and Interventions;  
  • Substance/Medication Use/Abuse and Polypharmacy Issues;
  • Functioning Issues in Older Adults;
  • Family and Care-giving Issues: Social Work Evaluation & Support; and
  • Outreaching to Inter-Professional Community Service Systems. 

 

The interdisciplinary team of trainers includes two geriatricians, a pharmacist, a geriatric physical therapist, a geri-psych nurse and a geri-psych social worker.

 

For a copy of the flyer, click here. To register, click here.


This series will be a web-based training.  Participants who attend all 8 sessions and complete the necessary evaluations, etc., will be eligible to earn 16 PSNA contact hours.  There will be NO partial credit, so it is important that participants are committed to attending all 8 sessions.

 **This training series is only available to registered nurses. GRNs who trained in 2011 are not eligible.

*The GEC-PA (consortium of University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, and Penn State University) activities are funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.


For a copy of the flyer, click here. To register, click here.

 

For Registered Participants

 **This training series is only available to registered nurses. GRNs who trained in 2011 are not eligible.

Please go to the web site provided during the presentations for copies of handouts and any other instructions. If you have questions, please email rebecca@olderpa.org. Thank you!


Please complete the following demographic form and return it via fax or email to 717-340-6016 or rebecca@olderpa.org. Please estimate your responses, exact numbers are not required.



 
 

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