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Geriatric Care Topic of Health Workshop


May 4, 2009 — Advances to improve geriatric care in Wyoming will be the focus of a University of Wyoming workshop Thursday, June 4, at Laramie's Hilton Garden Inn.

"Geriatric Care Transitions" is part of the 2009 Make it Happen Workshop Series, presented by the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences, the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) and the Wyoming Hospital Association. For online registration, visit the Web site at http://tinyurl.com/d7kfob. To register by phone, call (307)-766-2124.

Deborah Fleming, WyGEC director in the UW College of Health Sciences, notes, "This workshop comes at a critical time in our struggle to provide adequate long-term services, improve geriatric care, assist health facilities and help families in Wyoming."

Topics to be discussed include re-hospitalization, medication discrepancies, symptom management and functional recovery.

"Care transitions is a team sport, and yet all too often we don't know who our teammates are or how they can help," says keynote speaker Eric Coleman, a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado at Denver.

The seminar will be of special interest to primary care and geriatric specialty physicians; hospital, nursing home, hospice, home health and assisted living administrators; social workers and discharge planning staff; financial officers, directors of nursing and chief nursing officers and others committed to improving every aspect of care transitions for older adults in Wyoming, Fleming says.

In addition to clarifying the transition process, the workshop will feature pre conference breakfast session "Success with Medicare Seniors: Key Insights for Primary Care Physicians" presented by Casper native Donald Murphy.

 

Posted on Monday, May 04, 2009

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