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Innovative Geriatric Outreach
Presenter: Kimberly Garner, MD, Lana Brown, PhD
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on 
Innovative Geriatric Outreach. 

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about 
Innovative Geriatric Outreach and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
04/06/2018 -04/06/2021


1. By the end of the presentation, the learner will be able to describe two methods for developing and implementing innovative methods for staff who would not normally attend formal geriatric education training.
2. By the end of the presentation, the learner will be able to verbalize how to use innovative bursts to make education brief, meaningful, and convenient for staff to attend.
3. By the end of the presentation, the learner will be able to describe how to use email blasts for educational purposes.


1. Alzheimer’s Association. (2018). Retrieved from https://alz.org/
2. Sullivan SC, et al. “Bursting” out of the box: Process improvement for in-service education. MEDSURG Nursing 2017 (In Press)
3. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2018). Respite care. Retrieved from https://www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/Respite_Care.asp

Biographical Info

Kimberly Garner, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CHCQM, MD

Kimberly Garner, M.D., M.P.H., is the Associate Director of Education and Evaluation for the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS). She is a Board-certified Family Physician with Certificates of Added Qualification in both Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and an Associate Professor within the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Building upon her many years of clinical experience, she has developed and led a clinical initiative to engage Veterans in planning for future medical decisions using group visits as the forum for discussion. This innovative project has been recently recognized nationally by the VA Undersecretary for Health as a Gold Best Practice and by the Office of Rural Health as a Promising Practice. She is also a highly respected clinician educator with extensive teaching experience in both clinical and non-clinical settings. She completed medical school and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Prior to joining the staff at CAVHS, she completed a clinical fellowship in Geriatrics, a Masters of Public Health with emphasis in Health Behavior/Health Education and an additional two-year Special Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics through the GRECC, which provided additional training in academic leadership and research.

Lana Brown, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Dr. Lana Brown has been a registered nurse for 24 years. She has a master’s degree in Nursing Administration and a PhD in Nursing Science. She is currently employed at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System within the VISN 16 Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center as an Associate Director for Education and Evaluation.

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Priya Mendiratta, MD
Paula Podrazik, MD
Gohar Azhar, MD
Susan Smithwick, MD

Kimberly Garner, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CHCQM, MD
Lana Brown, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

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2.       View the entire activity online 
3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 65% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
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Direct Provider Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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