CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT Montana Geriatric Education Center
in cooperation with
Participants at each site will be required to sign the attendance roster, and return the
participant profile form with application plan, the pre and post-test, and evaluation.
Montana Chapter - American Physical Therapy Association
The Montana Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association approved this Northwest Research & Education Institute,
Continuing Medical Education
activity for 6 contact hours or 0.6 CEU
Montana Gerontology Society,
Montana Board of Occupational Therapy Practice and
This activity has been planned and implemented in
accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the
The Montana Board of Occupational Therapy Practice approved this program
for 6.5 continuing education hours. The University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
through the joint sponsorship of Northwest Research & Education Institute and Montana
Geriatric Education Center. The Northwest Research & Education Institute is accredited by Target Audience Presents.
.. 6th Annual Conference
the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This continuing education program is designed for physicians, physician
assistants, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, occupational
therapists, nursing home administrators, physical therapists, and other health
Improving Geriatric Care Transitions:
Medication Safety and Health Literacy
The Northwest Research and Education Institute designates this educational activity for
a maximum of six (6) ™. Physicians should only claim care professionals working in geriatric care and education.
credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Purpose Speakers presenting from Billings will be broadcast to interactive videoconferencing sites around Montana.
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Geriatric care transitions occur frequently as the elderly move back and forth
Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state
medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6 hours of Category I
between home, hospitals, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities and
other settings. Information breakdown during these transitions can result in Tuesday, October 14, 2008
credit for completing this program. poor outcomes, particularly in the area of medications. Safe use of medications Continuing Education Program for Health Professionals
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education is critical in the elderly, both from the standpoint of prescribing practices as
The Skaggs School of Pharmacy at The University of Montana is well as institutional systems to prevent medication errors. Low levels of health
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a literacy in geriatric patients often complicate communication and effective
provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved medical care, especially appropriate medication usage. Participants will
for 6.25 contact hours (0.625 CEU) as universal program number UPN#035-999-08- gain useful knowledge and methods to facilitate geriatric care transitions,
011-L01-P. Programs may be used by nurse specialists and naturopathic physicians particularly in the areas of medication safety and health literacy.
depending upon the applicant’s area of specialty.
Successful participants must attend the entire program, sign registration attendance
rosters at the beginning of both morning and afternoon sessions, and complete a
Upon completion of the conference, participants
program evaluation form. Statements of credit will be mailed to participants who satisfy
these requirements, within three weeks after the program.
should be able to:
1. Define “care transition” and name the common transitions
Montana Nurses Association
experienced by geriatric patients.
The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MNA – MTGEC – 008, September, 2008) is an
approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association,
2. Identify several tools that can be used to improve care
an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on transitions and minimize problems for the patient and health
Accreditation. Nursing Contact Hours 6.25. care professionals.
3. List three negative outcomes of polypharmacy in geriatric
Montana Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional patients.
Counselors 4. Given a geriatric medication regimen, identify potentially
The Montana Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors approved this inappropriate drug therapies.
program for 7.5 hours for Program ID# SWP/LAC-296-2008. 5. Name at least three system-based causes of medication errors
Montana Board of Nursing Home Administrators in geriatric care.
The Board of Nursing Home Administrators has approved this program for 6 contact 6. Identify system enhancements to prevent medication errors,
hours. MTGEC is a certified pre-approved provider of continuing education credit. detect errors before they reach the patient, or minimize the
Montana Psychological Association consequences of such errors.
Psychologists may submit this program to the Montana Psychological Association 7. State the prevalence and extent of low health literacy in older Missoula, Montana 59812-1542
for continuing education credit by sending a certificate of attendance, handouts and adults. PERMIT NO. 100 The University of Montana
8. Describe how to recognize and address low health literacy in
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Registration Conference Faculty and Agenda
Fees include conference materials and applicable continuing Reservations for videoconferencing October 14, 2008
education credit. There will be continental breakfast and lunch sites must be made by October 3.
at the Mansfield Health Education Center in Billings. Handouts Improving Geriatric Care Transitions:
may be printed from the Northwest Research & Education Please indicate where you will be attending.
Institute website for students and those who register after
Medication Safety and Health Literacy
r BILLINGS: Mansfield Health Education Center
Register On-Line at http://www.nwrei.org 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. 12:30 to 2 p.m.
r MISSOULA: Community Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute Registration, Complete pre-test and profile form Medication Errors and Safety in Geriatric Care
Register by Fax to NWREI at 406.238.6977
r ASHLAND: Community Health Center Settings
Register by Phone at 406-237-5300 or 800-308-2194 8:00 to 8:15 a.m.
r BAKER: Fallon Medical Complex ,
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP FASCP
Register by Mail: Introductions and Disclosure Statement
r BUTTE: St. James Healthcare
175 N. 27th Street Matthew Grissinger is the Director of Error Reporting Programs at
r CHOTEAU: Teton Medical Center 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Suite 703 r CUTBANK: Northern Rockies Health Center Geriatric Care Transitions
His responsibilities include working with healthcare practitioners and
Billings, Montana 59101 r DILLON: Barrett Memorial Hospital Lee Lindquist, MD, MPH
institutions to provide education about medication errors and their
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds will be honored when a request is r GLASGOW: Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Dr. Lindquist is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics prevention, reviewing medication errors that have been voluntarily
received in writing by October 3, 2008. r GREAT FALLS: Sletten Cancer Institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, submitted by practitioners to a national USP/ISMP Medication Errors
Illinois. Her clinical and research interests are discharge patient Reporting Program (MERP) as well as serving as a clinical analyst for
Checks are payable to NWREI r HARDIN: Big Horn County Memorial Hospital
care, health literacy, geriatric care and assisted living. As a founding the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (Pa-PSRS). He has
r HARLOWTON: Wheatland Memorial Hospital member of the Northwestern Center on Patient Safety, she has extensive experience in long-term care, home care, and community
r HAVRE: Northern Montana Hospital performed multiple research studies on patient safety with a focus pharmacy and is a frequent speaker on pharmacy topics and current
$75 – Billings with CE/CME
r HELENA: Shodair Children’s Hospital on improving the safety and well-being of seniors as they transition issues in medication safety.
$55 – Video conference sites with CE/CME
from acute hospitalizations (discharge processes) to outpatient care
$25 – Without CE r KALISPELL: Kalispell Regional Medical Center
Free – Students r LIVINGSTON: Livingston HealthCare 2:00 to 2:15 p.m.
r MILES CITY: Holy Rosary Healthcare Break
Please check the appropriate boxes. 9:45 to 10:00 a.m.
Type of Continuing Education: r PLENTYWOOD: Sheridan Memorial Hospital 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
r CE – Continuing Education for your discipline r POPLAR: NE MT Health Services Health Literacy: A Hidden Problem
r CME – Continuing Medical Education r SCOBEY: Daniels County Memorial Hospital 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Claudette Dalton, MD
r CE – Pharmacy (ACPE) r SIDNEY: Sidney Health Center Polypharmacy and the Elderly Dr. Dalton is the Medical Director of Perioperative Surgical Services
Lynne Kallenbach, MD at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Profession: r WOLFPOINT: Chief Redstone Clinic
She has been the recipient of several Health Literacy related
r APRN r Nurse r Physician Assistant r Pharmacist Other ___________________________ Dr. Kallenbach is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General
grants and developed a medical school curriculum, standardized
and Geriatric Medicine, at the Landon Center on Aging, Kansas
r Physical Therapist r Physician r Social Worker r Psychologist patient scenarios and other resources to help in the education of
University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. She specializes in
r Occupational Therapist r Nursing Home Administrator r CHECK professionals. She lectures nationwide on the topic and was involved
general and geriatric medicine and has lectured on polypharmacy
Name on check (Please print legibly.) ___________________________ in a statewide Health Literacy Train the Trainers grant from the AMA
r Other Profession ______________________________ and aging. Her clinical interests include primary care and assessment
Check # ___________________________________ Foundation.
Name _____________________________________ of the older adult as well as palliative care.
r CREDIT CARD 3:45 to 4:00 p.m.
Organization or Business ___________________________ 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Complete Application Plan with your intended use of program information.
Name on credit card (Please print legibly.) ______________________ Lunch
Address ____________________________________ Return evaluation, participant profile with application plan, and
Card # ____________________________________
City, State, Zip ________________________________ pre/post-test.
Expiration Date ________________ Signature Code _______
Daytime Telephone ______________________________ Signature ___________________________________
The Montana Geriatric Education Center is funded by a three year grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration: 1 D31 HP 08817-01-00.
Email _____________________________________ Amount ____________________________________ The total award is $1,074,160.00 and supports the center 100%. MTGEC: A consortium of The University of Montana, Northwest Research & Education Institute, and Montana Tech.