Geriatric Resource Nurse Training Update
Update your Training as a Geriatric Resource Nurse: Open exclusively to all GRNs who completed training in Spring 2011 or Spring 2013.
REGISTER NOW FOR GRN
(Geriatric Resource Nurse) UPDATE
December 8, 2014
FREE Workshop Sponsored by the Penn State Site of the
Geriatric Education Center of PA Consortium (Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, and UPMC)
And in Conjunction with the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition;
Funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of HHS
Topic: Understanding Behaviors of Depression, Anxiety, Dementia and Delirium; Screening Tools; and Interventions
Linda Shumaker, RN-BC, MA, Outreach Coordinator, PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition
3.0 PA State Nurses Association Contact Hours
The Penn State College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an
accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
*Presenters, organizers, and content specialists have indicated no conflict of interest.
This workshop will help train community-based registered nurses (GRNs trained in Spring 2011 and Spring 2013) in understanding the causes and behavioral symptoms of depression, anxiety and dementia. This understanding will better assist nurses in understanding what may be the cause of specific behaviors and how to appropriately intervene. At the conclusion of the program GRNs will be able to describe the behavioral manifestations of psychiatric illness of depression, anxiety and dementia, distinguish the behavioral manifestations of “medical illness” or delirium and recognize behaviors as a means of communication. GRNs will learn screening tools. These nurses will be able to articulate the importance of behavioral and psychosocial interventions in interacting with older adults with behavioral health problems. Resources for staff and families will be emphasized.
12:15 to 3:15 pm, Monday, December 8, 2014
Location: This workshop will be available via Webinar for you to access at your own computer (or via telephone). There will be video available. You will be emailed the link and telephone number, as well as the PowerPoint file, a few days before the session.
How to Register:
In order to meet the requirements for offering PSNA-approved contact hours, there are
several steps that must be followed.
Please complete each step to ensure that we are able to offer you the 3 contact hours.
1. You must participate in all 3 hours of the session. Partial credits cannot be
2. You will be asked to fill out a new demographic form for 2014-2015 required by our funder prior to your participation in this training update; some of you have already done this (Thank You!).
3. You will be emailed the PowerPoint presentation a few days prior to the training,
as well as the Webinar link and call-in number.
4. You must attend the training via Webinar on your own computer (or via
telephone), and sign the attestation (the attestation form link will be provided) that
you attended the seminar for the entire 3-hour session, no later than midnight, Wednesday, December 10th.
5. You will be emailed a link to a post-test after the training has concluded, which
must be completed no later than midnight, Wednesday, December 10th.
6. After the training you will also be emailed a link to an evaluation form of the workshop training; you need to complete this evaluation form and return it no later than midnight, Wednesday, December 10th.
All steps must be completed in order to receive the 3 PSNA contact hours. We
appreciate your compliance with all of these steps and hope you will find the training
update to be helpful in your work!
We look forward to your participation and feedback!
This training is for all registered nurses who work with older adults in Pennsylvania, and who completed the Geriatric Resource Nurse training provided by the Penn State site of the GEC-PA, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, in either the Spring of 2011 or the Spring of 2013.
It is the goal of this educational activity to assist registered nurses (GRNs) who provide care to older adults to understand the causes and behavioral symptoms of depression, anxiety and dementia, and good screening tools. This understanding will better assist these nurses in understanding what may be the cause of behaviors and how to appropriately intervene.
At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the behavioral manifestations of psychiatric illness of depression, anxiety and dementia
- Distinguish the behavioral manifestations of “medical illness” or delirium
- Recognize behaviors as a means of communication
- Distinguish appropriate screening tools
- Articulate the importance of behavioral and psychosocial interventions in interacting with older adults with behavioral health problems
- Discuss resources for staff and families
Continuing Education Credits Approved:
Registered Nurses: PSNA
Penn State College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
“The program has no commercial support. Approval of this CE refers to recognition of the education activity only & does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation or PSNA, or Penn State College of Nursing approval or endorsement of any product.” The program will award 3 contact hours by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.