The Age-Friendly ECHO series builds on the prior UGEC Learning Community, connecting community providers in collaborative learning with specialists through live video conferencing via Zoom. The ECHO model includes case-based learning and mentorship to help interprofessional teams gain the expertise required to provide Age-Friendly care to older adults. Sessions will begin with introductions, followed by a 15-20 minute didactic, 1 or 2 case presentation(s) and a discussion. If you would like to present a case, please contact Jacquie Telonidis, ECHO coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. A blank case form may be downloaded HERE.
Please register in advance for the series through this link: https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvc-GsrjwuHdPZyXyZ3dUPxhmGy7j3b8lr. For help with Zoom videoconferencing click HERE.
Each UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO session offers 1.25 credits for Continuing Medical Education (CME)*, Social Work Continuing Education, and Nursing Contact Hours**. Those interested in receiving credit must attend in real-time and complete the ECHO session evaluation available via a poll.
*Attendees interested in CME credtis:
- Must have a CME account,.
- If you don’t have an account, you can create one using this link: https://medicine.utah.edu/cme/
- Click “complete your CME profile” using your name, professional designation, CELL phone number, and email address.
- If affiliated with the University of Utah, the password should be your UNID without the “U.”
- If not affiliated with the University of Utah, then use your cell phone number without dashes as your password.
- The day of each ECHO session, call 801-478-5852 and give that day’s code (on the flier) by midnight using your cell phone number.
Additional information on how to claim CME credit can be found HERE.
**Approval Statement: University of Utah Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Arizona Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Criteria for Completion: Complete the entire presentation and polling questions. Financial Relationship Disclosure: No individuals in a position to control content for this activity have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to declare.
1-19-23 - Nutritional Needs and Challenges for Older Adults by Joan Heusser, RD, CD, NBC-HWC, and Megan Bowman, MS, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and Sarah Puig-Holzman, Graduate Student in Dietetics at the University of Utah
12-15-22 - Meeting the Palliative and Behavioral Health Needs of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia by Caroline Stephens, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
11-17-22 - Avoiding Ageism in Aging Services/LTC: Practices that Shift to Normal/Home Culture by Carmen Bowman, MHS, BSW
Download Culture Change Resources HERE.
Dowload the 10 Principles of the Eden Alternative HERE.
10-20-22 - Reducing Suicide Risk in Hospice by Andrew Layne, LCSW
9-15-22 - Benefits of Exercise and Physical Therapy for Older Adults with Dementia by Physical Therapy Interns VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
Download Slides Here
8-18-22 - Immunizations Updates and Best Practices for Long Term Care by Adrienne Butterwick, MPH, CHES, and Karen Taubert, RN, BSN, MBA
6-16-22 - Preoperative Risk Assessment for Older Adults by Philip Kithas, MD, Associate Professor in Internal Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor
in Family Medicine University of Utah
4/21/22 - Principles of Low Vision Rehabilitation by Robert Christiansen, MD, FACS, Adj Prof., John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
Download Slides Below:
- Principles of Vision Rehab Part I
- Principles of Vision Rehab Part II
- Principles of Vision Rehab Part III
- Download Slides - Detection and Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment
- Download Slides - Case Presentation
- Download Slides - Don't Worry About It: Treating Anxiety Disorders in Geriatrics by Jenn Griswold, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, ACHPN
11/18/21: Equitable and Inclusive Care in Geriatrics
10/21/21: Age-Friendly Care of LGBT Older Adults Using the 4M's
9/16/21: A Prescription for Proscription: Effective and Efficient Strategies to Deprescribe
- Download Slides: A Prescription for Proscription: Effective and Efficient Strategies to Deprescribe by Nicholas Cox, PharmD, BCACP
- Download Slides: Medications & Polypharmacy - How Do I QAPI That? by Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, FACP, CMD
- Download Slides: The Nurse's Role in Transitional Care: Uncovering the Hidden Issues with Older Persons by Brenda Luther, PhD, RN
- Download Slides: Tele-Visit Tutorial for Patients
- 20 Things to Know About Telehealth
- My Telehealth Checklist
- Download Slides: Life in Balance: Decreasing Fall Risk with Balance Training
- Balance Training - Static Activities
- Balance Training - Static and Dynamic Activities
- Tai Chi Fundamentals with Tricia Yu
- Download Slides: The LEAD Guide: Life-Planning in Early Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Download Document: The LEAD GUIDE
- Download Slides: Life in Balance: Assessing Fall Risk in Older Adults- Presented by James Ballard, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS
- Download Slides: Dr. Morimoto's Article: Neuroplasticity-based computerized cognitive remediation for treatment-resistant geriatric depression
- Download Slides: Benefits of Creative Arts for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers - Presented by Jackie Eaton, PhD
- Download Slides: Dementia Care Transitions: Dead Ends, Detours, Denial - Presented by Troy Andersen, PhD, MSW
- Download PDF: INTERACT Stop and Watch Tool
- Download PDF: PAINAD Tool
Below are the past Learning Community recordings:
- Download Slides: Long Term Services & Support & The 4M’s - Presented by Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF
- Download Slides: ECHO orientation - Presented by Sandra DeBry, MBA
- Download Slides: Deprescribing Strategies and Tools - Presented by Nicholas Cox, PharmD, BCACP
- Infection Prevention Update for Long-Term Care Facility Partners - COVID-19 - Presented by Sarah Woolsey, Comagine Health
- Download Slides: Preventing Delirium in Older Adults - Presented by Miriam “Mimi” Beattie
- Download Slides: COVID-19 Briefing - Presented by Sarah Woolsey and Allie Spangler
- Download Slides: Pelvic Floor Training for Urinary Incontinence: Taming a Renegade Bladder With Brains and a Brawny Pelvic Floor - Presented by D. James Ballard, PT, DPT
- Download Slides: Frailty: Concepts and Applications for the Long-Term Care Resident - Presented by Kristin Hueftle, MD
- Download Slides: Care Options for Older Adults with Dementia - Presented by Nancy Madsen and Cheri Brunker
- Tip Sheet for Patient Caregivers
Presented by Katarina Felsted, PhD
Changes in PALTC
Presented by Benjamin Coulam, BSN, DNP Student