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.

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.

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.

Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Toolkit Training Program

Four modules designed to train ED professionals in the use of the EMED Elder Mistreatment Response Protocol.

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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