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Wyoming Geriatric Education Center
 

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Wyoming Geriatric Education Center
Department 3432
1000 University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2829
Fax: (307) 766-2763
Email: wygec@uwyo.edu
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WyGEC Education and Training Resources and News

The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) provides educational opportunities for Wyoming health care professionals who serve an aging population. We offer resources in gerontology education and interdisciplinary geriatric training via lectures, conferences, newsletters and links to other information.


Upcoming Trainings and Workshops:

2015 Wyoming Conference on Aging

The Wyoming Department of Health and their partners invite you to attend a dynamic learning event designed for Healthcare professionals, legal professionals, caregivers, the general public or anyone with an interest in the emerging issues impacting older adults.  This Conference will be held on April 27-30, 2015 at Little America Conference Center, Cheyenne Wyoming.

Caring with Confidence

Caring with Confidence is a program designed to educate Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and other direct care workers on how to manage challenging behaviors that are often associated with dementia. The program focuses on the factors contributing to problem behaviors and non-medical interventions including strategies to handle wandering, agitation, and inappropriate sexual behavior. The training also includes information about caregiver stress and strategies to prevent burnout.  Caring with Confidence is coming to Cheyenne, Laramie, Casper, and Gillette in May 2015. 

Geriatric Health Internet Series

We have partnered with the Northwest Geriatric Education Center to bring presenters that are nationally and regionally recognized faculty from the University of Washington.  This Series will be focused on providing health care to individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and/or their caregivers.  Professional Continuing Education Credits are available for most disciplines.  Note:  To view this excellent series, you must attend one of our host sites throughout Wyoming. To find a host site in your area please go to uwyo.edu/geriatrics or call (307) 766-2829

Dementia TeleECHO

Project ECHO is a model for lifelong medical learning and collaborative practice that links front-line healthcare providers with specialist care teams to manage patients who have chronic conditions requiring complex care.  It is transforming the way medical knowledge is shared and translated into everyday practice – and, in the process, enabling thousands of people in remote and medically underserved communities to get care they couldn’t easily get before, if at all. Through the Wyoming Dementia Care ECHO, sponsored by the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center, healthcare professionals throughout the state will have the opportunity to receive best-practice recommendations for consideration in management of their patients with dementia.  Community participants will present their challenging cases for discussion and feedback to a network of colleagues in the state as well as a specialist care team.  Each teleECHO clinic will also feature a brief didactic on a variety of important topics related to dementia care.  The Wyoming Dementia Care ECHO will be taking place every other Thursday 11:30am-1pm; Jan 22nd-May 28th, 2015.  Click Here for more information.

Online Training Modules

WyGEC is happy to announce that the Online Training Modules Page has been updated and reorganized.  You can now find a variety of recorded modules on relevant geriatric topics by the experts in the field. Certificates of Completion can be provided for CE reporting if you choose to participate.

Dementia Care Certificate

Caring for those living with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia can be challenging work and requires the use of skills and techniques designed to safely support these individuals. The need for professionals with expertise in dementia care is growing rapidly as the prevalence of dementia continues to increase worldwide. In response, The University of Wyoming is offering a Dementia Care Certificate for healthcare professionals working with individuals with dementia. This certificate is an online self-paced program designed to fit within healthcare professionals' busy schedules. The modules are previously recorded WyGEC workshops, online trainings, and webinars that were taught by experts in the field.  This certificate will be offered for free to anyone who completes it by June 30, 2015 so REGISTER NOW!

Funding/Sponsors

Health Resources and Services Administration    John P. Ellbogen Foundation
  • Grant UB4HP19198

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