SGEC Webinar Series

2014 Webinar Series

Geriatric Emergency Preparedness 
Provided By The Geriatric Emergency Preparedness & Response (GEPR) Collaborative
Host: Stanford Geriatric Education Center
Facilitator: Melen McBride, PhD, RN, 
FGSA Associate Director

For Educators & Health Care Providers In All Health Disciplines

All you need is a computer with access to the Internet and speakers or a headphone to hear the presenters. Our service is compatible with Windows & Macintosh systems.

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Standard Registration (without continuing education credit): 
FREE, No Cost CEU Registration (includes 1.0 hour CE credit per class): $15 for each webinar (refundable) 

Continuing Education Credit is Available:
Stanford Geriatric Education Center is accredited as a provider of continuing education for LCSW and MFT by California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #4379) and designates each webinar for 1.0 CE credit.

For registered nurses, contact hours for continuing education credits are pending based on BRN approval.

Please note: 
Completion of an electronic short evaluation survey immediately after the session is mandatory to receive the CE credit.

To register or for questions: Please contact Marian Tzuang, MSW, SGEC Program Coordinator at or call 650-721-1023

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All webinars will be 12:00-1:00 Pacific time unless otherwise indicated 
Please do not forward or post the link of the webinar recordings or use it in any way without prior permission from the Stanford Geriatric Education Center.

March 19, 2014

3-4 pm ET, 2-3 pm CT, 12-1 pm PT

Contributing to Ethnogeriatrics Health and Well Being Through Improving Community Health Resilience Capacities


  • Jeffrey Stiefel, PhD
    Senior Health Threats Advisor, Health Threats Resilience Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University
  • Paula L. Scalingi, PhD
    Executive Director, Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience and Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University
  • Laurence Raine, Dr.PH., MPH, MS
    Deputy Branch Chief Workforce Health & Medical Support Division, DHS Together Program Manager, Office of Health Affairs, Department of Homeland Security

The webinar provides a range of information for healthcare professionals on how improved community health resilience can significantly benefit the health and well-being of seniors through improving the culturally relevant capabilities and capacities of individuals and their caregivers, hospitals, health centers, eldercare facilities, and essential logistic chains and support networks that serve ethnic seniors . The Webinar will also highlight existing culturally proficient capabilities and best practices to enhance the health resilience of ethnic elders both in normal and disaster conditions.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain briefly community health resilience, it's focus areas and the development of public/private community resilience engagement empowerment.
  2. Identify at least five geriatric health resilience challenges, key needs and special considerations when planning and/or implementing a community health resilience program.
  3. List at least five essential factors that healthcare professionals should address in developing culturally responsive health resilient communities to benefit the complex needs for preparedness of diverse seniors and building upon existing capabilities and best practices.
  4. Discuss briefly at least two challenges to progress in community health resilience for geriatric preparedness and what to do about them.
  5. List at least five tools that may be beneficial to the diverse geriatric populations, their caregivers, and health practitioners.

March 19 Handouts:

Presenters Bios:

Webinar Recording:

April 9, 2014

3-4 pm ET, 2-3 pm CT, 12-1 pm PT

Navigating Current and New Guidelines and Requirements for Preparedness in Long-Term Care Settings

Elizabeth Shiels, MSSW, LCSW

Institutional Director, Ohio Valley Appalachia Region Geriatric Education Center (OVARGEC).

Federal and state disaster policymakers look to long-term care (LTC) facilities to provide shelter for hospitals and other LTC facilities during disasters. However, the available beds for immediate use are limited by federal and state legislation and regulation, the same authoritative agencies that expect effective response from LTC systems. The session will describe three state initiatives to mitigate the dilemma and challenges.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the session, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two opportunities to engage in statewide emergency preparedness efforts to promote effective preparedness response, including the most vulnerable diverse populations of elders, who reside in LTC facilities or in the community.
  2. List at least three key stakeholders and partners to contact in their states to pursue effective LTC preparedness planning.
  3. Describe briefly how to assess immediate LTC bed availability and determine the gap between expectation from hospitals and actual available capacity during disasters.
  4. Describe briefly the state resources for mass casualty and surge planning, key partners and ways to overcome barriers to effective preparedness, especially in no-notice disasters.
  5. Identify at least three cross-benefits from statewide collaborations in the aging service network that can increase more funding opportunities.

April 9 Handouts:

Webinar Recording:

June 11, 2014

3-4 pm ET, 2-3 pm CT, 12-1 pm PT

The "Active Shooter" in Long Term Care and Assisted Living Communities

Kathy Knight, RN, BSN, CHEC

Director for the Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center (NE-MRRC) at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), the EMHS Center for Emergency Preparedness, and the Northeastern Maine Medical Reserve Corps.
Judy A. Metcalf, ANP-BC, MS, FMGS

Director, University of New England, Maine Geriatric Education Center Nurse Practitioner, Mature Care, University of New England School of Community and Population Health.

The session will discuss preparedness issues in long term care and assisted living facilities specific to patients/residents particularly the cognitively impaired, family, caregivers and care providers to prevent, mitigate, and recover from an incident involving an "active shooter". The incident is difficult to predict and can rapidly develop; usually an approach to selecting victims is undetectable hence the element of surprise could create a destabilizing effect in the LTC setting. The session provides guidance to help LTC personnel (nursing and other care/service providers) and managers/administrators prevent and prepare for a potential crisis.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the session, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 2 possible indicators for a potential "active shooter" situation in a LTC facility.
  2. Describe constructive strategies that can be adapted in LTC facilities to prevent or prepare for a potential "active shooter" situation.
  3. List at least 3 ways that LTC personnel can assist law enforcement responders during a crisis.
  4. Describe how to manage the after - effects of an incident particularly for the cognitively impaired residents/patients.

June 11 Handouts:
SGEC Webinar Slides (PDF)

Webinar Recording: