Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Healthcare Professional Continuing Education

Free continuing education credits for individuals and groups with approved credits for nurses, social workers and therapists.

ASiST

ASiST is a geriatric sensitivity training program developed by the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center. Through simulation, lecture and discussion, employees learn about some of the challenges faced by older adults with impairments due to chronic disease and learn strategies to assist clients with these impairments. (Available on site for groups of 10 or more)

The 3 Ds: Depression, Dementia and Delirium

The 3 Ds is a program that compares and contrasts depression, dementia and delirium in older adults. Participants will learn how to assess for each, learn what treatments are available for each and learn how to manage the symptoms of older adults with these illnesses.  (Available on site for groups or online for individuals)

Health Literacy and Older Patient Safety

Adapted from the AMA Health Literacy Tool Kit, this program provides staff with training in the problem of low health literacy among older adults and solutions for communicating with older patients. (Available on site for groups or online for individuals)

PEG (Partners in Education for Geriatrics)

A program developed by the George Mason University School of Nursing, PEG provides nurse educators, nurses and other health care professionals a comprehensive overview of important topics in geriatric care. The online course is divided into four modules that can be taken separately or together for continuing education credits.  Some topics covered by the program include: psychological, cognitive and physical function, skin and wound care, incontinence, palliative and end of life care, nutrition and falls. (Available online for individuals)

INTERACT II (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transitions)

INTERACT II is a quality improvement program designed to improve the early identification, assessment, documentation, and communication about changes in the status of residents in skilled nursing facilities. The program is intended for nursing homes that wish to reduce acute care transitions. Nursing homes interested in implementing the INTERACT II program would be mentored by a CCAC Geriatric Education Program staff member. CCAC would also provide training to staff on how to use INTERACT II tools. The program would be provided free of charge and is limited to 5 nursing homes a year.

Anyone interested in scheduling trainings for their employees or interested in taking an online continuing education class should contact Linda Raimondi at 724.325.6776 or by email at lraimondi@ccac.edu.