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:

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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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


Additional Information

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



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

    Carmen G., MD, Alberta, Canada