Geriatric education event held at Northwestern-Enid

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Geriatric education event held at Northwestern-Enid

December 2, 2011

 Rae Wilson
Rae Wilson recently presented “Domestic Violence Knows No Age Limit” during a workshop for healthcare professionals at Northwestern-Enid.

The Social Work Department at Northwestern Oklahoma State University partnered with the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center and the Northwest Area Health Education Center to present “On the Road” in northwest Oklahoma, a workshop for healthcare professionals and others involved with elder care.

Northwestern played host to this event at Northwestern-Enid, and Rae Wilson, assistant professor of social work and director of field education, presented “Domestic Violence Knows No Age Limit.”

Her presentation gave an overview of domestic violence issues and the Power and Control Model. She also provided suggestions for assessing clients, how to approach clients when domestic violence is suspected and ways to connect domestic violence victims to resources and referral sources in the area.

Other speakers, titles and topics included:

Rachel Cameron, family nurse practitioner, Krablin Medical Clinic, spoke on “Geriatric Patient Centered Care;” Kathleen Parker, Ph.D., care coordination home tele-health, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, presented “Caring for the Older Veteran: CBOC and Tele-Health;” Kim Holland, director of education and extended care, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, “Whatever Works: Recent Trends in Geropsychiatry;” Dr. Germaine Odenheimer, staff physician, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, associate professor, Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, talked about “Misdiagnosis of Dementia: A Cautionary Tale;” Mark Stratton, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP, professor and director of the Institute for Geriatric Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, presented “Medication Management Considerations for the Older Patient.”

These groups realize that distance and financial constraints sometimes limit providers’ ability to access quality educational offerings. With “On the Road,” premier geriatric education events can be brought to front line healthcare providers and other professionals across the state.

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