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 23 (GER23) Topics Include:   Changes in the Brain and Cognitive Impairment, Osteoporosis, Metabolism of Drugs, Advance Care Planning, Changes in Sleep, and more.

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

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Update in Geriatric Medicine

Identify risk factors for cognitive disorders; Review criteria for dementia and neurocognitive disorders based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth and Fifth Editions); Describe presenting features of common neurocognitive disorders; Evaluate patients based on the four standards of capacity; Recognize high-risk characteristics for capacity evaluation.

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Neurocognitive Disorders, Part 1

Evaluate the evidence supporting a relationship between changes in the brain and cognitive impairment (CI) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); Use imaging and clinical testing to assess the likelihood of developing CI in patients with MS; Provide techniques effective in the management of CI to patients with MS or cerebrovascular disease; Evaluate older patients for age-related driving disorders; Comply with reporting requirements for older patients who are no longer able to drive safely.

Dementia: A Case-Based Overview

Recognize the early signs and symptoms of dementia; Interpret findings of analyses of cerebrospinal fluid in patients with dementia; Recognize indications for genetic testing of patients with dementia; Differentiate among different types of dementia on the basis of brain imaging findings; Distinguish between Parkinson dementia and Lewy body disease on the basis of the patient's clinical course.

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Neurocognitive Disorders, Part 2

Assess patients with dementia for psychotic symptoms; Differentiate among psychotic syndromes observed in patients with dementia; Recognize the risks of antipsychotic therapy in elderly patients with dementia; Differentiate Parkinson disease from other parkinsonian disorders; Diagnose and treat individual parkinsonism syndromes.

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Pain in the Elderly/Advance Care Planning and Directives

Distinguish and assess types of pain, pain severity, and pain's impact on function and well-being in the elderly; Prescribe effective pain medications and ancillary
treatments for chronic or persistent pain in the elderly; Identify barriers to using opioids in the elderly; Counsel patients and caregivers about the meaning and importance of advance care directives; Provide instruction on completing advance care planning in the outpatient clinic.

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Gerontology: A Clinical Update

Describe changes in sleep that occur with advanced age; Recognize diagnostic signs and symptoms of insomnia; Select appropriate treatment of insomnia and restless legs syndrome; Counsel patients about the use of glucosamine chondroitin and cranberry supplementation; . Evaluate findings about %u03B2-blocker use and the Frailty Screening Initiative in elderly patients.

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Treatment of Osteoporosis

Counsel patients about the implications of measurements of bone mineral density; Identify patients with secondary causes of osteoporosis; Explain the major findings of the Fracture Intervention Trial; Select appropriate candidates for screening with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; Incorporate the Fracture Assessment Tool (FRAX) calculator and vertebral fracture assessment into clinical practice.

Updates in Geriatric Care

Explain how physiological effects of aging influence the metabolism of drugs; Implement strategies to prevent polypharmacy in elderly patients; Prescribe medications for elderly patients that minimize the risk for adverse effects; Diagnose and manage common inflammatory arthritides in elderly patients; Differentiate among the forms of crystal-induced synovitis using synovial fluid analysis.

Update on Geriatric Psychiatry

Distinguish among different psychiatric conditions that can cause psychosis; Counsel the family of an elderly patient who has dementia and psychotic symptoms about the risks and benefits of antipsychotic drugs; List the objectives of preadmission screening and annual resident review (PASRR); Prescribe appropriate medications for elderly patients with psychiatric disorders; Recognize the current economic and regulatory challenges faced by institutions and clinicians who care for patients with dementia.

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Geriatric Medicine: Prevention and Management of Infectious Disease

Summarize evidence-based guidelines for vaccinations in older adults; Discuss new developments and innovations in vaccination medicine; Select appropriate therapies for patients with cellulitis, based on updated guidelines; Outline recommended treatment options for older patients with community-acquired pneumonia; Appropriately manage patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections.

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Neurocognitive Disorders, Part 1

Evaluate the evidence supporting a relationship between changes in the brain and cognitive impairment (CI) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); Use imaging and clinical testing to assess the likelihood of developing CI in patients with MS; Provide techniques effective in the management of CI to patients with MS or cerebrovascular disease; Evaluate older patients for age-related driving disorders; Comply with reporting requirements for older patients who are no longer able to drive safely.

Neurocognitive Disorders, Part 2

Assess patients with dementia for psychotic symptoms; Differentiate among psychotic syndromes observed in patients with dementia; Recognize the risks of antipsychotic therapy in elderly patients with dementia; Differentiate Parkinson disease from other parkinsonian disorders; Diagnose and treat individual parkinsonism syndromes.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Treatment of Osteoporosis

Counsel patients about the implications of measurements of bone mineral density; Identify patients with secondary causes of osteoporosis; Explain the major findings of the Fracture Intervention Trial; Select appropriate candidates for screening with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; Incorporate the Fracture Assessment Tool (FRAX) calculator and vertebral fracture assessment into clinical practice.

Updates in Geriatric Care

Explain how physiological effects of aging influence the metabolism of drugs; Implement strategies to prevent polypharmacy in elderly patients; Prescribe medications for elderly patients that minimize the risk for adverse effects; Diagnose and manage common inflammatory arthritides in elderly patients; Differentiate among the forms of crystal-induced synovitis using synovial fluid analysis.

Geriatric Medicine: Prevention and Management of Infectious Disease

Summarize evidence-based guidelines for vaccinations in older adults; Discuss new developments and innovations in vaccination medicine; Select appropriate therapies for patients with cellulitis, based on updated guidelines; Outline recommended treatment options for older patients with community-acquired pneumonia; Appropriately manage patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Update in Geriatric Medicine

Identify risk factors for cognitive disorders; Review criteria for dementia and neurocognitive disorders based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth and Fifth Editions); Describe presenting features of common neurocognitive disorders; Evaluate patients based on the four standards of capacity; Recognize high-risk characteristics for capacity evaluation.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Dementia: A Case-Based Overview

Recognize the early signs and symptoms of dementia; Interpret findings of analyses of cerebrospinal fluid in patients with dementia; Recognize indications for genetic testing of patients with dementia; Differentiate among different types of dementia on the basis of brain imaging findings; Distinguish between Parkinson dementia and Lewy body disease on the basis of the patient's clinical course.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Pain in the Elderly/Advance Care Planning and Directives

Distinguish and assess types of pain, pain severity, and pain's impact on function and well-being in the elderly; Prescribe effective pain medications and ancillary
treatments for chronic or persistent pain in the elderly; Identify barriers to using opioids in the elderly; Counsel patients and caregivers about the meaning and importance of advance care directives; Provide instruction on completing advance care planning in the outpatient clinic.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Gerontology: A Clinical Update

Describe changes in sleep that occur with advanced age; Recognize diagnostic signs and symptoms of insomnia; Select appropriate treatment of insomnia and restless legs syndrome; Counsel patients about the use of glucosamine chondroitin and cranberry supplementation; . Evaluate findings about %u03B2-blocker use and the Frailty Screening Initiative in elderly patients.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Update on Geriatric Psychiatry

Distinguish among different psychiatric conditions that can cause psychosis; Counsel the family of an elderly patient who has dementia and psychotic symptoms about the risks and benefits of antipsychotic drugs; List the objectives of preadmission screening and annual resident review (PASRR); Prescribe appropriate medications for elderly patients with psychiatric disorders; Recognize the current economic and regulatory challenges faced by institutions and clinicians who care for patients with dementia.

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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.