PACERS | South Central MIRECC
About Program for Advancing Cognitive disorders Education for Rural Staff (PACERS)
PACERS is for clinicians who care for Veterans with cognitive disorders. It aims to improve outcomes for Veterans and their caregivers, especially those living in rural communities. PACERS has 6 e-learning courses and 5 videos. Physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors can get continuing education credit for the courses. PACERS was funded by the VA Office of Rural Health. It is supported by the VA Employee Education System (EES) and SC MIRECC.
- Accreditation: ACCME, ACCME-NP, APA, ANCC, NBCC, ASWB, NYSED SW
- VA clinicians use TMS buttons
- Non-VA clinicians use TRAIN buttons
- First-time TRAIN users must create an account. Email VHATRAIN@va.gov for help.
- PACERS Course 1: Dementia and Delirium (1 HOUR CEU)
- PACERS Course 2: Identifying and Assessing for Dementia (1 HOUR CEU)
- PACERS Course 3: Treating Dementia - Case Studies (1 HOUR CEU)
- PACERS Course 4: Normal Cognitive Aging and Dementia Caregiving (1 HOUR CEU)
- PACERS Course 5: Addressing Decision Making and Safety in Dementia (1 HOUR CEU)
PACERS: Driving and Dementia-Hanging up the Keys
PACERS: How to Deliver the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
PACERS: How to Have an End of Life Discussion
PACERS: How to Identify Self-Neglect
Persons with Dementia: Skills for Addressing Challenging Behaviors
Email VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov for more information.
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Last updated: January 7, 2021