Seminar Detail

Emergencies in the Geriatric Patient
Emergencies in the Geriatric Patient

Where:  ELLICOTT CITY, MD

When:  Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Walk-ins Welcome, space permitting
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$219.99
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$199.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

TURF VALLEY RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER
2700 TURF VALLEY RD
ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21042
Phone: (410) 465-1500
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Course Description
This is the best seminar on geriatric emergencies that you will ever attend - GUARANTEED! Join Steven Atkinson, nationally known expert, author and speaker on geriatrics for a high-energy, dynamic seminar filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussions and interactive learning. You will leave this seminar with practical techniques that you can apply the next day!

If you work with geriatric patients, this is a seminar that you won't want to miss! In this one-day seminar, you will learn to anticipate and manage a wide variety of emergencies that occur in the elderly population. Learn how to identify the vulnerabilities in older adults that predispose them to illness and injury. Develop strategies used to implement interventions that will prevent complications in your patients. Whether it be an adverse drug event, injuries due to a fall or cardiac complications, you must be prepared to properly assess and treat your patient. Attend this seminar and learn how to improve your care of the geriatric patient.
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Learner Objectives:

  1. Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with each emergency discussed.
  2. Develop diagnoses and formulate plans of care for discussed disorders.
  3. Identify vulnerabilities in older adults that make them more susceptible to emergencies.
  4. Devise methods to reduce potential injury from falls in the elderly.
  5. Compile physical and physiological reasons for changes in mental status.
  6. Identify the signs of multiple medication effects on geriatric patients.
  7. Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.
Program Outline

  • Identifying Vulnerability in Older Adults
    • Common Underlying Chronic Illness
      • Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Vision Loss
    • Atypical Presentation of the Elderly
      • The Afebrile Septic Patient
      • The Lag-time with CXR's
    • Polypharmacy
      • Drug-Drug Interactions
      • The Top 10 Drugs to Avoid
    • Nutritional Deficits
    • Environmental Hazards and Falls
    • Dementia vs. Delirium
      • The Take-Home Message You Shouldn't Forget!
  • Neurological Emergencies
    • Syncope - The "Million-Dollar" Work-Up
      • Causes: TIA, CVA, Vasovagal
    • TIA: Why it can be Misleading
    • Cerebrovascular Diseases
      • TIA vs. CVA
      • Assessment Tricks that Doctors Use
    • Intracranial Hemorrhage
      • Assessment Tricks
      • The "Golden Hour"
    • Seizures
  • Orthopedic Emergencies
    • Major Orthopedic Fractures
      • Spine, Ribs, Pelvis, Femur
    • Complications of Major Fractures
    • Compartment Syndrome
      • Defined/Presentation/Treatment
  • Abdominal Emergencies
    • GI Hemorrhage, Pancreatitis, Diverticulitis
    • Bowel Infarction, Ectopic
  • Infectious Disease
    • Bacteremia/Septicemia
    • The "Never-Ending" UTI
    • When to React
    • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
    • Cardiogenic Shock
    • AMI/CHF Readmissions
    • Acute Coronary Syndromes
      • Tropoinin, CK-MB and Other Lab Tests
      • Protocols and Outcomes
    • Heart Failure
      • Presentation
      • DON'T Treat the Labs, Treat the Patient
    • Cardiac Arrhythmias
      • Recognizing the Serious Arrhythmias
    • Venous Thromboembolic Disease
      • Differentiation
      • "Old-School" and "New-School" Treatments
  • Pulmonary Diseases
    • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Watermark's sign, Hampton's Hump
      • The S1, Q3, T3 finding
      • "Old-School" and "New-School" Treatments
    • Pneumonia
      • Viral Pneumonia
      • Diagnostic Tests
  • Renal Emergencies
    • Electrolytic Disorders
    • Acute Renal Failure
    • Nephrolithiasis
  • Abuse and Neglect
    • Risk Factors
    • Clinical PEARLS: Don't get Fooled
    • Your Obligations / Involving Family

STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS

Steven Atkinson is a Board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota interacting with patients in all care settings. He has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and involved in medicine for nearly 25 years.

He is frequently asked to medically manage the most difficult geriatric patients and help families gain insight into this disease process. Some of his best talents include educating staff about how to manage patients' behaviors non-pharmacologically. Just recently, Steven was asked by the Medical School at the University of Colorado to help direct a fellowship program in Geriatrics. He has also spoken at the distinguished and "invitation-only" Denver Pathological Society.

He is a published author and speaks locally to families and facilities. He has spoken nationally and internationally since 2003 providing his expertise in the area of dementia and pharmacology. He has also been graciously recognized for his compassionate and dedicated service in Geriatric Medicine in the community within which he serves. Steven has been described as a "dynamic" educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don't miss him!



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians; and owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.


NURSE PRACTITIONERS
This program offers 60 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 1.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

MARYLAND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and has been approved for .6 CEUs.


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This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of clinical Category I CME credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.


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This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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