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 24 (GER24) Topics Include:  , and more.

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

Full Course:
GER24
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
GER24A, GER24B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Three Perspectives on Retinal Disease

Compare home monitoring of neovascular age-related macular degeneration with preferential hyperacuity perimetry to monitoring with an Amsler grid; Explain the mechanisms of action of novel drug therapies for treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration; List the potential advantages of using lentiviral vectors for gene-transfer therapy in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Describe the roles of angiopoietin-1 and -2 in the pathogenesis of neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Cite data on the use of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) inhibitors in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

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Evaluation of Dementia in Primary Care

Discuss the impact of dementia on caregivers; Describe the differences between normal aging and dementia; Review the diagnostic criteria for dementia; Characterie the different types of dementia based on clinical presentation; Use appropriate reimbursement codes for comprehensive geriatric assessment with cognition as focus of evaluation

Topics in Dementia

Differentiate Parkinson disease dementia from dementia with Lewy bodies; Diagnose Lewy body dementia (LBD) based on clinical criteria and core and associated features; Select appropriate medications to treat LBD; List the elements of evaluation and cognitive domains assessed in neuropsychological evaluations; Match cognitive deficits noted on neuropsychological evaluations with diagnoses in which they are most prominent.

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Topics in Geriatrics

Explain the adaptive changes associated with sickness behavior; Recognize the potential deleterious effects of providing nutritional support to severely ill patients; Describe the findings of recent research on the potential benefits and harms of oral and enteral nutritional support in older adults; Diagnose opioid use disorder in older adults; Recommend effective treatment options for older adults with opioid use disorder.

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Atypical Femur Fractures

Recognize the characteristics of atypical femur fractures; Weigh the benefits and risks of bisphosphonates in patients with osteoporosis; Identify patients at greatest risk for atypical femur fractures; Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of impending atypical femur fracture; Optimize the surgical management and minimize the risk for complications after atypical femur fracture.

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Depression and Suicide in the Elderly

Cite statistics on the incidence of suicide among the elderly in the United States; Identify risk factors for depression and suicide; Screen patients for adverse childhood experiences; Assess an individual's capacity for suicide; Implement interventions that reduce risk for suicide.

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Concepts for Improving Elder Care

Assess the relationship between poor glycemic control and poor outcomes; Cite findings and conclusions of major diabetes studies, such as the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Treatment study and ADVANCE trial; Weigh risks and benefits of pharmacologic agents for type 2 diabetes; Apply results of recent studies about the efficacy and safety of zoster vaccine, treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism, and oral antipsychotic drugs to care for older patients; Counsel patients about preventing progression of cognitive impairment and age-related macular degeneration.

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The Role of the Psychiatrist in Long-Term Care

Identify risk factors for suicide in the long-term care population; Select an antidepressant for an older adult in long-term care; Choose appropriate assessments and dedications for a patient in long-term care who has difficulty sleeping; Manage diabetes in patient in long-term care; Adjust or substitute medications that may cause undesirable effects in the elderly.

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Clinical Concepts in Gerontology: Immune Therapy/Psychotropic Medications

Explain the mechanism of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors; Determine whether a patient is an appropriated candidate for immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy; Select appropriate antipsychotic agents for patients with dementia secondary to Parkinson disease; Treat pseudobulbar affect, sleep disturbance, and hallucinations in patients with dementia; Distinguish frontotemporal dementia from Lewy body dementia.

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Drug Therapy for Osteoporosis

Cite evidence about the benefits and risks of long-term therapy for osteoporosis; Summarize the effects of discontinuation of bisphosphonate and nonbisphosphonate therapies; Evaluate new information about the efficacy of sequential therapy; Incorporate current recommendations for drug holidays into therapeutic regimens for osteoporosis; Implement strategies for long-term management of patients with osteoporosis.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND GERIATRICS-GR012

Three Perspectives on Retinal Disease

Compare home monitoring of neovascular age-related macular degeneration with preferential hyperacuity perimetry to monitoring with an Amsler grid; Explain the mechanisms of action of novel drug therapies for treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration; List the potential advantages of using lentiviral vectors for gene-transfer therapy in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Describe the roles of angiopoietin-1 and -2 in the pathogenesis of neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Cite data on the use of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) inhibitors in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Topics in Dementia

Differentiate Parkinson disease dementia from dementia with Lewy bodies; Diagnose Lewy body dementia (LBD) based on clinical criteria and core and associated features; Select appropriate medications to treat LBD; List the elements of evaluation and cognitive domains assessed in neuropsychological evaluations; Match cognitive deficits noted on neuropsychological evaluations with diagnoses in which they are most prominent.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Atypical Femur Fractures

Recognize the characteristics of atypical femur fractures; Weigh the benefits and risks of bisphosphonates in patients with osteoporosis; Identify patients at greatest risk for atypical femur fractures; Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of impending atypical femur fracture; Optimize the surgical management and minimize the risk for complications after atypical femur fracture.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

The Role of the Psychiatrist in Long-Term Care

Identify risk factors for suicide in the long-term care population; Select an antidepressant for an older adult in long-term care; Choose appropriate assessments and dedications for a patient in long-term care who has difficulty sleeping; Manage diabetes in patient in long-term care; Adjust or substitute medications that may cause undesirable effects in the elderly.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Drug Therapy for Osteoporosis

Cite evidence about the benefits and risks of long-term therapy for osteoporosis; Summarize the effects of discontinuation of bisphosphonate and nonbisphosphonate therapies; Evaluate new information about the efficacy of sequential therapy; Incorporate current recommendations for drug holidays into therapeutic regimens for osteoporosis; Implement strategies for long-term management of patients with osteoporosis.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND GERIATRICS-GR012

Evaluation of Dementia in Primary Care

Discuss the impact of dementia on caregivers; Describe the differences between normal aging and dementia; Review the diagnostic criteria for dementia; Characterie the different types of dementia based on clinical presentation; Use appropriate reimbursement codes for comprehensive geriatric assessment with cognition as focus of evaluation

Topics in Geriatrics

Explain the adaptive changes associated with sickness behavior; Recognize the potential deleterious effects of providing nutritional support to severely ill patients; Describe the findings of recent research on the potential benefits and harms of oral and enteral nutritional support in older adults; Diagnose opioid use disorder in older adults; Recommend effective treatment options for older adults with opioid use disorder.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Depression and Suicide in the Elderly

Cite statistics on the incidence of suicide among the elderly in the United States; Identify risk factors for depression and suicide; Screen patients for adverse childhood experiences; Assess an individual's capacity for suicide; Implement interventions that reduce risk for suicide.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Concepts for Improving Elder Care

Assess the relationship between poor glycemic control and poor outcomes; Cite findings and conclusions of major diabetes studies, such as the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Treatment study and ADVANCE trial; Weigh risks and benefits of pharmacologic agents for type 2 diabetes; Apply results of recent studies about the efficacy and safety of zoster vaccine, treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism, and oral antipsychotic drugs to care for older patients; Counsel patients about preventing progression of cognitive impairment and age-related macular degeneration.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Clinical Concepts in Gerontology: Immune Therapy/Psychotropic Medications

Explain the mechanism of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors; Determine whether a patient is an appropriated candidate for immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy; Select appropriate antipsychotic agents for patients with dementia secondary to Parkinson disease; Treat pseudobulbar affect, sleep disturbance, and hallucinations in patients with dementia; Distinguish frontotemporal dementia from Lewy body dementia.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

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.

Testimonials

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

    Carmen G., MD, Alberta, Canada