HSC Geriatrics ECHO
Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes
Join HSC Health Center for Older Adults faculty and their professional colleagues for an hour of learning targeted to primary care practices
Each Geriatrics ECHO session, In keeping with the nationally acclaimed ECHO model, comprises a brief didactic presentation by a content expert, followed by a case presentation by an ECHO community provider. The remainder of the session allows for questions and discussion among participants, creating a unique learning environment in which everyone is a teacher and a learner.
The 2023 series is devoted keeping people with dementia safe. Patients and their caregivers, when presented with a dementia diagnosis, often are uncertain how to manage the new challenges and turn to their primary care providers for help. The seven sessions in this ECHO series provide factual information paired with real life experience in order to better equip practitioners to provide essential, person-centered guidance.
HSC Geriatrics ECHO offers free CMEs to health care professionals. Click here for full accreditation details.
Register once to join the HSC ECHO Community. Following registration you will receive monthly reminder emails with the Zoom link to join. You may opt out any time.
2023 Geriatrics ECHO Series
Safety and Dementia: Reducing Risk and Severity of Common Challenges
3rd Wednesday of the Month from 12 to 1 pm CST
February 15 – Falls Risk Management at Home
Apply interventions in the home setting that reduce fall risk and promote safety in persons living with dementia.
March 15 – Dementia Care Transitions: Dead Ends, Detours. and Denials
Describe challenges related to receiving care in the acute care setting and care transitions for persons living with dementia and their caregivers.
April 19 – Considerations for the Older Adult Driver with Cognitive Impairment
Discuss areas of evaluation relevant to the older adult driver and strategies to help support persons living with dementia who can no longer drive safely.
May 17 – Managing the Dangers of Wandering
Identify approaches to the person living with dementia who wanders, including environmental and behavioral interventions to promote safety while respecting autonomy.
June 21 – Behavioral Concerns Related to Compliance with Personal Care and Hygiene
Discuss how to support independence with personal care in persons living with dementia, and methods for dealing with poor hygiene or avoidance of basic personal care tasks.
July 19 – The Mouth: The Importance of Oral Hygiene
Recognize the value of oral hygiene for overall health and changes that occur with aging.
August 16 – Proper Medication Management
List common medication safety concerns that can arise for persons living with dementia and apply principles of patient priorities to guide optimization of medication regimens.
September 20 – Safety Concerns Related to Care Coordination for the Older Adult with Cognitive Impairment
Describe challenges of managing care from multiple health care professionals as it relates to the person living with dementia, the caregivers, and the primary care provider.