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Central Plains Geriatric Education Center
Dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare
provided to older adults in our region
 

 
The Central Plains Geriatric Education Center (CPGEC) at the University of Kansas Medical Center engages in a number of activities dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare provided to older adult populations in our region. It is probably best known for its continuing education programs targeted to interdisciplinary audiences of practicing healthcare and human service professionals. These programs typically originate on our campus in Kansas City and are delivered simultaneously to sites across the region through the use of interactive televideo (ITV) and by web cast using Adobe Connect. Our upcoming public program offerings are listed below. For more information on a program, including the program locations, click on the program title. From the program detail page you will have the option to register online for the program.

Another major initiative for the CPGEC is the Link for Care web site, which may be found at www.linkforcare.org. As a portal to a vast array of services throughout the KC metropolitan area, it was developed as a community service for Kansas City’s older adults, veterans, adults with disabilities, family and friend caregivers, and health and human service providers, including discharge planners.

To learn more about the CPGEC and its programs and activities use the menu on the left to navigate through our site. Bookmark this page and visit us often – we are continually adding programs that may be of interest to you.

The Evidence-based Clinical Care Series
The Elderly Care Link: Infection Control and Sepsis
 Dustin Pierce, RN, BSN, CPHQ - Quality Outcomes Coordinator, Sepsis and VTE Coordinator, Quality and Safety Department, University of Kansas Hospital
 Mary Ann Eickhoff, MSN, RN, PhD(c) - Associate Director for Education, Central Plains Geriatric Education Center, University of Kansas Medical Center
September 23, 2015
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Traditional Pain Management Methods with the Elderly Client
 Neil Segal, MD - Professor and Director of Clinical Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kansas Medical Center
 Rachel Mason - Assistant Professor, General and Geriatric Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
October 07, 2015
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Recognizing and Treating Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly
 Carol Buller, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, GNP-C - Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas
October 28, 2015
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
The Hospice and Palliative Care Lecture Series
Home Hospice and Palliative Care
 Maria Ferrell, MSN, ACNS-BC, APRN, ACHPN - Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care
September 03, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CDT
Psychological Impact of Pediatric Pain
 Kathy Davis, PhD, MSEd - Assistant Professor, Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center
September 03, 2015
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Chemo Induced Neuropathy
 S. Kamal Fetouh, M.D. - Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Medical Director, Oncology Rehabilitation Services, University of Kansas Medical Center
September 10, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CDT
Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care
 Erin Reynolds, DO - Palliative Medicine Fellow, University of Kansas Medical Center
September 24, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CDT
Goals of Care Conversations
 Karin Porter-Williamson, MD, FAAHPM - Medical Director & Section Head for Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
September 24, 2015
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Dyspnea
 Anna Dauer, MD - Palliative Medicine Fellow, University of Kansas Medical Center
October 01, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CDT
Prognostication
 Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM - Assistant Professor, Palliative Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
October 01, 2015
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Tips and Tricks for Successful Navigation in Long Term Care
 Jessica Kalender-Rich, MD - Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
October 22, 2015
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
The Research Seminar Series on Aging, Health and Dementia
The Promotion of Physical Activity in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
 Lauren Ptomey, PhD, RD, LD - Assistant Research Professor, Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Kansas Medical Center
September 10, 2015
12:00 PM-1:00 PM CDT
End-of-Life Programs
Delivering Excellent Palliative Care: The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Program
 Amy Velasquez, BSN, RN - Palliative Care Nurse Navigator, Outpatient Cancer Services, University of Kansas Hospital
 Karin Porter-Williamson, MD, FAAHPM - Medical Director & Section Head for Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
 Linda Redford, RN, PhD - Director, Central Plains Geriatric Education Center, and, Associate Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
 Maria Fox, DNP, APRN-CNS, ACPHN, CCRN - Advanced Practice Nurse, Palliative Care Team, University of Kansas Hospital
 Melanie Simpson, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CHPN - Pain Management Team Coordinator, The University of Kansas Hospital
 Sara Fohn, BSN, RN, CHPN - Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Palliative Care Team, University of Kansas Hospital
October 21, 2015
8:00 AM-5:00 PM CDT

The Central Plains Geriatric Education Center
at the University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1464
Educating Healthcare Professionals Since 1905


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