Geriatric Continuing Education Modules

Continuing Ed
These free, 1-hour modules provide training on geriatric topics and evidence based tools to advance health professional teamwork in the care of older adults. Modules incorporate the expertise of local, regional and national leaders in geriatrics, neurology, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, social work and other disciplines.


Healthcare providers will potentially deliver bad news to patients many times throughout their careers.  Disclosing bad news is inherently negative and can contribute to stress and anxiety.  When practitioners are uncomfortable giving bad news, they may avoid discussing distressing information or convey unwarranted optimism.   Having a strategy to increase confidence during this patient interaction, has been demonstrated to reduce anxiety and burnout.

Ramping Up Virtual Visits

Telehealth covers a wide variety of technology-enabled exchange of health and care management information. Telemedicine is one aspect of telehealth that refers to the delivery of health care between patient and health care provider, typically through video conferencing. Telemedicine can increase access to care, increase follow-up care, and reduce health care costs.

Advance Care Planning

Learn how to identify and complete advanced directives, explain components of the Texas MOST form, discuss challenges associated with completing an advance directive for patients with cognitive impairments, and understand billing and coding for Advance Care Planning.

Sexuality, Intimacy and Dementia

There are many misconceptions surrounding the need for intimacy and expressions of sexuality within an aging population in general. A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease does not eliminate the human need for intimacy and sexual expression. This module will address common misconceptions, approaches to appropriately meet the needs of patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and explain techniques to family and caregivers.

Telemedicine: Addressing Barriers for Special Populations

Telehealth covers a wide variety of technology-enabled exchange of health and care management information. Telemedicine is one aspect of telehealth that refers to the delivery of health care between patient and health care provider typically through video conferencing. Telemedicine can increase access to care, increase follow-up care, and reduce health care costs.

Promoting Medicare Annual Wellness Visits

Promoting proactive approaches to preventive health can make a difference. This module aims to educate providers and clinical staff regarding the components, documentation, and benefits in providing Medicare Annual Wellness Visits to all eligible patients.

Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems

Dive into the IHI Age-Friendly 4M Framework and learn how to address a persistent unmet need for medical practices that focuses care on the health goals and preferences of older adults.

This page was last modified on July 5, 2021