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 25 (GER25) Topics Include:  , and more.

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

Full Course:
GER25
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
GER25A, GER25B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Osteoporosis

Summarize the benefits and limitations of the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool; Counsel patients on minimization of risk factors for fracture; Emphasize the importance of diet for prevention of fractures; Recognize the wide variety of dietary supplements reported to improve bone health; Recommend an appropriate exercise regimen for optimization of bone health.

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Evaluation and Diagnosis of Dementia

Distinguish among normal cognitive decline resulting from aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia; Evaluate levels of cognitive and functional decline in patients with dementia; Assess and manage behavioral symptoms in patients with dementia related to neurodegenerative disease; Use factors such as the development of motor deficits and the speed of progression to differentiate among possible causes of dementia; Choose appropriate imaging techniques to aid in the diagnosis of dementia.

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Brain Injury and Dementia Risk

Distinguish TBI from CTE; Classify the severity of TBI based on clinical findings; Describe the prevalence, risk factors, and symptoms of CTE; Discuss risks for Alzheimer disease and depression that are associated with TBI and CTE; Counsel patients about prevention of TBI and CTE.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS AND TRAUMA

Bone Remodeling and Calcium Homeostasis

Summarize the mechanics of bone turnover and remodeling; Apply theories of evolutionary medicine to concepts of bone remodeling; Cite literature about the influence of remodeling on structural bone parameters; Recognize the clinical importance of calcium homeostasis; Optimize bone health.

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Orthopedic Surgery with Osteoporosis Treatments

Compare and contrast open and minimally invasive surgical approaches to spinal fusion; Recognize the risks for complications after spinal fusion related to poor quality of bone; Cite literature about the effects of anabolic and antiresorptive agents on outcomes after spinal fusion; Summarize the biology of bone healing after fractures; Select appropriate treatment regimens to optimize outcomes after spinal fusion and fractures.

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Age-related Bone Loss

Recognize the biological effects of cellular senescence; Differentiate senolytic from senomorphic agents; Cite current literature about the biological effects of therapeutic clearance of senescent cells in mouse and human models; Contrast the effects of therapeutic targeting of senescent cells in old and young mice; Address concerns about potential adverse effects of therapeutic targeting of senescent cells.

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Therapy for Osteoporosis in the Elderly Patient

Recognize the prevalence of osteoporosis in the elderly population; Apply current screening criteria for osteoporosis; Select appropriate candidates for treatment of osteoporosis; Minimize the risk for falls in the elderly population; Optimize treatment of elderly patients who have experienced hip fractures.

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Highlights from Dementia: What Now?

Classify dementias based on medical history and findings on imaging; Characterize and explain recent changes in the epidemiology of dementia in developed countries; List common pathologic findings in patients with neurodegenerative dementias; Collaborate with clinical social services and the court system to find the optimal solution for a patient with medical needs who lacks capacity to make decisions; Advise a caregiver on management of a patient with dementia who exhibits behavioral disturbances.

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Update on Lipid Disorders / Prevention and Assessment of Falls

Summarize the changes in management of lipid disorders recommended in the 2018 guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association; Manage a patient with an inadequate response to statins; Explain some of the risks and benefits of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors; Assess risk for falls in an elderly patient; Recommend evidence-based interventions for patients at risk for falls.

Opioid Use Disorder /Psychostimulants for the Elderly

Spearhead a medication-assisted treatment program in an outpatient clinic; Manage buprenorphine induction in a patient who is using other psychotropic drugs; List risks and benefits of extended-release buprenorphine; Use an appropriate stimulant to manage a patient with stroke and fatigue; Counsel a healthy 70-yr-old patient asking about stimulants for cognitive function.

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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