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GERIATRICS ADVANCED PRACTICE PROGRAM (GAP)

Geriatrics Advanced Practice Program GERIATRICS ADVANCED PRACTICE PROGRAM (GAP)

Please listen to a video message from our director, Dr. Claudia Beverly.

The purpose of Geriatrics Advanced Practice program is to strengthen academic-practice partnerships to prepare an interprofessional geriatric primary care workforce for practice in rural and medically underserved areas.

The GAP program provides education and training for academic-practice partners in:
  1. Care of Older Adults
  2. Inter-Professional Education using Telehealth and other Technologies
  3. Clinical Education Principles for Preceptors
  4. Knowledge and Understanding of Culture of Health focused care, especially in Rural Areas in Arkansas

Our challenge is to recruit, retrain, and retain expert interprofessional geriatric clinical preceptors in rural areas. This will improve learning experiences of Advanced Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) students for practice readiness in underserved, rural environments. We also aim to recruit NPs in these rural areas currently trained in other specialties to complete an AGPCNP Post-master’s Program or a Gerontological Certificate Program to enhance their clinical expertise.

LearnOnDemand Modules you can view for additional information and CE Credit! Simply click on the activity title to view the content.




Geriatric Knowledge

Additional information can be found by viewing the handouts below.
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 Pharmacotherapy (57 Slides)
These slides present key issues in geriatric pharmacology.
 Physical Activity (32 Slides)

These slides present the health benefits of physical activity in older adults.
 Podiatry (49 Slides)
These slides present how common structural foot deformities and certain systemic diseases affect the foot over time.
 Pressure Ulcers and Wound Care (46 Slides)
These slides present the morbidity and mortality associated with pressure ulcers for older adults.
 Prevention (50 Slides)

These slides present preventive services that are recommended for older adults based on their remaining life expectancy and cognitive status.
 Prostate Disease and Cancer (48 Slides)
These slides present how to establish a diagnosis of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). 
 Pulmonology (33 Slides)
These slides present how to evaluate common respiratory symptoms, dyspnea, chronic cough, and wheezing.
 Rehabilitation (66 Slides)
These slides present systematic approaches to assessment of the causes of disability.
 Rheumatology (66 Slides)
These slides present how the clinical presentations of rheumatologic diseases can vary.
 
Schizophrenia Spectrum (36 Slides)
These slides present how to evaluate a person with psychotic symptoms.
Sexuality (63 Slides)
These slides present normal age-related changes in the sexual function of men and women.
Sleep Issues (60 Slides)
These slides present age-related changes in sleep.
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease (41 Slides)
These slides present the impact of cerebrovascular disease on older adults.
Syncope (39 Slides)
These slides present factors that may lead to syncope in older adults.
Transition of Care (39 Slides)
These slides present why care transitions are frequently suboptimal.
Urinary Incontinence (54 Slides)
These slides present prevalence, impact, and types of urinary incontinence (UI) among older adults.
Visual Loss and Eye Conditions (43 Slides)
These slides present the leading causes and pathophysiology of visual loss.
 
Advance Directives
Accreditation: ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 1.0 CECH
STDs and Older Women
Accreditation: ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours
Palliative Care and Hospice
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours
Optimal Management of Chronic Pain
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 1.0 CECH
Female Urinary Incontinence
Accreditation: ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours


Interprofessional Education

Additional information can be found by viewing the webinars below.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Collaborative Practice (56:22)
This video presentation discusses the rationale, competencies, and opportunities to Interprofessional Education (IPE) and collaborative practice. Please follow the provided link to view the presentation.

Interprofessional Practice, Research, and Education (58:04)
This webinar is an introduction to Interprofessional Education (IPE). Please follow the link provided and click on the “Link to Resource” to view the webinar.

 

 
LEGOS: Small Group Facilitation
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 1.0 CECH
Ethics in Interprofessional Education
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 1.0 CECH


Education Competencies

Preceptor Portal Vignettes – Video Links - Available now! (Complimentary)

Precepting the Acute Care NP Student (6:50)
Watch NP faculty actors play the roles of the NP and preceptor in the acute care setting. Pick up tips on reasonable expectations for the student role.

Precepting the Primary Care NP Student (5:58)
Watch NP faculty actors play the roles of the NP and preceptor in the primary care setting. Pick up tips on reasonable expectations for the student role.

Working with the Overly Confident NP Student (7:21)
This vignette offers preceptors strategies on how to recognize and work with the overly confident and confrontational NP student.

Working with the Overly Sensitive NP Student(9:18)
This vignette offers preceptors strategies on how to overcome the challenges of working with the overly sensitive NP student.

Precepting in a Busy Clinic (12.32)
This vignette offers guidance to the preceptor for the student clinical experience when working in a busy clinic. 

Preparing NP Students for Pediatric Clinical Experiences (7:20)
This vignette offers faculty guidance on how to place and prepare NP students for pediatric clinical experiences.

Telehealth - What Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know Part I (20:35)
This webinar will describe the important role of the Nurse or Nurse practitioner in coordinating care using technology.

 Telehealth - What Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know Part II (19:20)
This webinar will discuss the legal, ethical and regulatory issues surrounding telehealth and nurses and NPs.


 

 
Evidence Based Practice
Accreditation: ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours