Geriatrics

Geriatrics Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 26 (GER26) Topics Include:  Osteoporosis Therapy, Insomnia and Cachexia in Dementia Patients, Major Depression in the Elderly, Medications for Neurodegenerative Issues, Telemedicine for Older Adults, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
GER26
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
GER26A, GER26B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Obesity Treatment Plan/Geriatric Topics

Evaluate patients for obesity and increased risk for mortality and cardiovascular events; Design an individualized plan for an obese patient that includes healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior changes; Employ interventions for weight maintenance, such as lifestyle interventions and weight-loss medications; Identify effective exercise interventions for prevention of falls and hospital-acquired functional decline; Counsel older patients about the safe use of sleep medications.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Highlights from the 16th Annual Osteoporosis: New Insights in Research, Diagnosis, and Clinical Care

Identify epidemiologic and demographic risk factors for fractures; Discuss acute and long-term consequences of fractures; Recognize limitations of current modalities for assessing bone health; Rule out secondary causes of osteoporosis; Select appropriate candidates for osteoporosis therapy.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Dementia at the End of Life

Counsel the family of a patient with dementia about hospice care; Identify signs and symptoms associated with impending mortality in patients with dementia; Explain the expected course and timing of behavioral symptoms associated with common dementias; Select medications to safely manage behavioral symptoms at the end of life; Manage insomnia and cachexia in patients with dementia.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Trauma and Burns /Geriatrics

Optimize treatment of trauma patients in the prehospital setting and emergency department; Identify and treat patients with hemorrhagic shock and burns; Recognize physiologic changes in organ systems with aging and their implications for anesthesia; Employ optimal pharmacologic strategies in elderly patients; Follow best practices for management of postoperative pain and prevention of postoperative delirium and cognitive dysfunction in elderly patients.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Management of Psychiatric and Social Comorbidity with Dementia

Diagnose and treat major depressive disorders in the elderly population; Select treatment strategies for sleep disturbances in elderly patients; Plan management of agitation in elderly patients with dementia; Outline a clinical approach to delirium; Determine capacity for medical decision making and financial management for patients with dementia.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Geriatric Outpatient Surgery/Standardization of Drugs/Brain Health

Stratify risk for adverse perioperative outcomes in older patients; Identify contraindications to outpatient surgery in geriatric patients; Recognize factors that contribute to perioperative errors involving medication; Advocate for standardization of drug concentrations at a facility; Implement practices to preserve brain health in geriatric patients considering surgical procedures.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

A Clinical Approach to Dementia

Screen patients for mild cognitive impairment and dementia; Provide pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management options for cognitive impairment; Counsel patients about caregiver support, sites of care, and advanced planning; Recognize cognitive changes that occur with normal aging; Distinguish dementia from similar conditions, such as delirium and depressive disorders.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Frontotemporal Dementia /Neurodegenerative Syndromes

List some functions of the salience network; Correlate clinical signs of neurodegenerative disease with findings on imaging; Distinguish between neurodegenerative syndromes and psychiatric disorders; Recommend medications for a patient with a neurodegenerative condition; Interpret neuropsychiatric tests in a patient with a neurodegenerative disorder.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Geriatric Patients and COVID-19

Identify challenges in effective advance care planning; Facilitate completion of advance care planning in elderly patients; Recognize signs of loneliness and social isolation in older patients; Employ measures to ameliorate loneliness and social isolation in elderly patients; Adapt performance to optimize the value of telemedicine visits for older adults.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS/QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Psychosis in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Identify the types of dementia that are most commonly associated with psychosis. Distinguish among the typical manifestations of psychosis in patients with dementia and those with primary psychiatric disorders; Recognize signs and symptoms of Lewy body disease; Counsel the family of a patient who presents with psychosis in dementia; Select appropriate medications for patients with psychosis in dementia.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY/QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

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Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Women's Health, Men's HealthFamily PracticeInternal MedicinePsychiatry and Nutrition

If you have taken the current Geriatrics CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Geriatrics plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.

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  • Appreciate the course flexibility. Excellent variety of speakers. Questions were answered professionally and promptly by staff.

    Carmen G., MD, Alberta, Canada

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