Online Learning

Continuing Education for Emergency Department Care Providers

Online Learning for All Emergency Clinicians

Welcome to GEDC Online Learning.

All specialties and disciplines can strengthen their care of older adults in the Emergency Department through participation in these courses.

These courses are for Allied Health Professionals, Healthcare Executives, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Resident Fellows, Social Workers, and Students.

We have a full set of online courses covering all key topics in the care and management of older adults in the Emergency Department. We will be adding still more courses so check back periodically.

All of our courses are offered for free. Many offer Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Nursing Education (CPD or CME or CNE) Credits.

Course List

Atypical Presentations in the Older ED Patient

This module uses a patient case to explore the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology behind the patient's atypical presentation, and how to best manage such a patient.

Cognitive Impairment in the Older ED Patient

This module explores delirium, dementia, and depression in older adults in the ED, and best practices for screening, assessment, and management.

Critical Topics in Elder Mistreatment

These five brief e-learning modules explore the following topics as they relate to elder mistreatment: falls and medications; caregiver burden; decision-making capacity; delirium, dementia and depression; and lessons from forensic nursing.

Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Toolkit Training Program

Four modules designed to train ED professionals in the use of the EMED Toolkit.

Emergency Management of Falls in the Older ED Patient

This module explores an approach to the management of the routine patient who has fallen, and what constitutes an adequate ED work-up of the first-time or frequent faller.

End-of-Life and Symptom Management in the Older ED Patient

This module looks at an awareness of disease trajectories, prognosis, goals of care discussions in the ED, and best practices in symptom management relevant to the ED.

Frailty in the Older ED Patient

This module uses a patient case to explore the definition and screening of frailty, as well its clinical implication.

Functional Assessment and Transitions of Care for Older ED Patients

This module follows three patients to the Emergency Department – all straightforward on the face of things, but complex once you dig deeper. We suggest a framework, some tools, and strategies for assessing ALL the components of their presentations. And we suggest some best practices for the most complicated of transitions – ED to nursing home.

Major Trauma in the Older ED Patient

This module will explore the ways in which normal changes of aging affect standard trauma resuscitation and make suggestions for the next time you have a “major trauma."

Medication Management in Older ED Patients

This module reviews the physiologic changes that occur with aging and demonstrate the effect they can have on how the aging body both processes and responds to medications. It also illustrates points about polypharmacy, communication, and strategies to manage especially high-risk medication classes.

Mobility Risks and Falls: The Gravity of Mobility Risks and Falls

This brief module will explore the serious impacts falls have on older adults, the healthcare system, and what we as providers need to remember as we treat older adults in the ED.

Mobility Risks and Falls: Interventions for Falls Prevention

In this 30-minute module, we'll review the basics of mobility assessments for older adults in the emergency department and introduce some simple strategies for incorporating either informal or formal mobility assessments into your practice.

Mobility Risks and Falls: Case Study

This 30-minute course follows the case of Mr. Smith - a fall case similar to any you might see on your next shift. How will you ensure Mr. Smith's injuries are properly assessed and what steps will you take before discharging him safely?

Co-ordination of Care

A self-directed online educational curriculum. Lessons include a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

Delirium

A self-directed online educational curriculum. Lessons include a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

Dementia

A self-directed online educational curriculum. Lessons include a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

Elder Abuse and Mistreatment

Credit available from February 2022, through February 2023.
A self-directed online educational curriculum. Lessons include a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

Falls and Safe Mobility

A self-directed online educational curriculum. Lessons include a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

Medication Management

A self-directed online educational curriculum. Lessons include a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

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