AgeWISE Geriatric Education Seminar (AGES): Best Practices in Geropalliative Care

  • Date: February 4, 2014
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Women’s Medical Office Building, Bernard Room, 717 North 190th Street Plaza, Omaha, NE 68022


Target Audience

Target Audience

All nursing staff (RNs, CNAs, Techs), social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists as well as other interdisciplinary healthcare professionals involved in the care of older adults.
We encourage AgeWISE nurses to attend for AgeWISE sustainability.




Value: $120.
Cost: is $36 with promo code 70PD

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2014 health system promo code for a 100% discount.


Course Description

Course Description


Purpose Statement: This program is designed to provide an interprofessional forum for staff to engage in learning and implementing best practices in geropalliative care; to improve patient outcomes through sustaining and spreading AgeWISE principles; and to provide ongoing support to AgeWISE RNs and AgeWISE sustainability.


Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss cultural, spiritual, and religious influences that are essential in providing optimal patient care.
  • Examine various healing therapy techniques related to Reiki, massage, quantum touch, and aromatherapy.
  • Explore community resources available to enhance the care of individuals with dementia.




8:45 – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 – 9:30 am Cultural, Spiritual, Religious, and Existential Aspects of Care
Joseph Dumba, MD
9:30 - 11:00 am Integrated Medicine and Complementary Therapies
Candy Rutledge, MSN, RN, Dawn Wagner, LMT, NTCMB, &
Lois Weber, Reiki Master/Energy Coach, Ramona Horner, Registered Herbalist (AHG)
11:00 - 12:00 pm Dementia Care Resources
Clayton Freeman
12:00 PM Evaluations/Adjournment


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Joseph Dumba, MD is a board certified family medicine physician at Indian Hills Family Practice within Methodist Health System.

Clayton Freeman is a representative from the Alzheimer's Association.

Candy Rutledge, MSN, RN is a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital.

Dawn Wagner, LMT, NTCMB is a licensed massage therapist focusing on muscular pain and working with cancer patients.

Lois Weber, Reiki Master/Energy Coach is a massage therapist and Certified Energy Coach at The Remembering Place.

Ramona Horner is a Registered Herbalist (AHG) specializing in women's health.


Credit Information

In order to obtain contact hours or CEUs for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

3.0 contact hours awarded. Code #NE13-16C07
Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Nebraska Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Work
This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa Social Workers.

Physical Therapy And Physical Therapist Assistants
This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Occupational Therapy and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa occupational therapists
and certified occupational therapy assistants.

Education Credit
3.0 Education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

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