Geriatrics

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 27 (GER27) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
GER27
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
GER27A, GER27B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Cite consequences of polypharmacy; Implement tools to assess dementia and delirium; Identify common causes of abdominal pain in the geriatric population; Explain of laboratory tests and urinalysis; list difference in presentation between geriatric and younger patients.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Heart Failure in the Geriatric Population

Diagnose heart failure with reduced ejection fraction; Diagnose heart failure with preserved ejection fraction; Choose an appropriate pharmacologic agent to treat heart failure in an older adult; Identify the devices used as therapy in patients with heart failure; Recognize the contributions of multimorbidity and frailty to the management of older adults with heart failure.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Geriatrics Update

Implement interventions for dementia and delirium; Differentiate among types of urinary incontinence and select appropriate treatment plans; Minimize the risk for falls in older patients; Apply the concept of shared decision-making; Evaluate the risks and benefits of cancer screening in geriatric patients.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Gastrointestinal Issues in Geriatric Patients

Optimize management of GI diseases in elderly patients; Recommend preventive measures for various GI diseases in elderly patients; Prescribe appropriate medications for an elderly patient presenting with gastroesophageal reflux disease; Use of colonoscopy for diagnosis and follow-up assessment of GI conditions in elderly patients; Identify the risks and benefits of endoscopic procedures in the elderly patient with morbid conditions.

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Deprescribing

Explain the principles of deprescribing in elderly patients; Revise treatment goals and drug prescriptions for elderly patient based on age, comorbidities, and life expectancy; Employ communication strategies with the patient to optimize medications; List adverse effects of psychotropic medications; Weigh risk factors vs benefits in use of warfarin.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND GERIATRICS

Three Perspectives on Dementia

Advocate for increased funding for dementia research and care of patients with dementia; Recognize risk factors and early signs of Alzheimer disease; Provide treatment to manage symptoms in a patient with Alzheimer disease; Collaborate with social workers to better assist caregivers of a person with dementia; Summarize the myriad concerns of a family caring for a family member with dementia.

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Differential Diagnosis of Dementia

Distinguish between the clinical presentations of Alzheimer disease, Lewy body dementia, and cerebrovascular dementia; Address the concerns of patients and caregivers about dementia; Employ imaging and other available assessment tools to differentiate between types of dementia; Consider the likelihood of particular types of dementia to be present at different patient ages; Recognize the language and behavioral variants of frontotemporal dementia.

Alzheimer Dementia/Lewy Body Dementia

Recognize symptoms of Alzheimer disease; Use appropriate imaging modalities to detect physiologic abnormalities that are indicative of Alzheimer disease; Select appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for managing Alzheimer disease; Identify the core clinical criteria for diagnosing Lewy body dementia; Differentiate among indicative and supportive biomarkers in Lewy body dementia.

Establishing a Perioperative Cognitive Screening and Delirium Prevention Program

Outline risk factors for the development of postoperative delirium; Choose an appropriate screening tool for identifying patients at risk for postoperative delirium; Create an open dialogue with patients and their families to communicate their concerns or symptoms suggestive of postoperative delirium; Categorize the type of cognitive impairment based on standard nomenclature; Implement a perioperative delirium prevention bundle that meets the individual needs.

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Dementia/Geriatric Syndrome

List the prevalent risk factors for dementia; Recommend effective medications for sleep; Optimize pharmacologic treatment of Alzheimer disease; Improve geriatric care through use of the 5 Ms; Employ interventions in geriatric patients to reduce risk for delirium in the hospital.

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Testimonials

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

    Carmen G., MD, Alberta, Canada