Seminar Detail

2-Day: 2019 Geriatric Conference
2-Day: 2019 Geriatric Conference

Where:   PARSIPPANY, NJ

When:  Monday, April 29, 2019 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Course Description:

Are you keeping up with the current recommendations and guidelines?

No matter your specialty, you MUST know how to address the unique concerns of the older adults under your care. Geriatrics is a field in and of itself, but many of us haven't had extensive training on the nuances and complexities that make treatment challenging. In this comprehensive program, geriatric expert, Steven Atkinson, will guide you through the normal and abnormal changes of the aging mind and body, providing you with the knowledge that will improve the care you provide. Steven is passionate about his work and looks forward to sharing his expertise with you. Leave with practical and insightful tips and tools you can use the next day!

  • Identify complications and respond more appropriately
  • Confidently and effectively communicate with patients and their families
  • Provide safer and more effective care

Get Management Strategies and More for:

  • Alzheimer's Disease & Dementias
  • Pain Management
  • Geriatric Pharmacology
  • Geriatric Emergencies
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors
  • Caregiver Stress & Burnout
  • And Much More
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

DAY ONE
Session 1: Differentiating Dementias
8:00am - 11:00am
  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  2. List appropriate diagnostic tests to achieve accurate diagnosis.
  3. Devise interventions that are effective and promote positive communication between staff, family & the older adult.

Session 2: Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the Healthcare Professional
11:00am - 3:00pm (Includes Lunch Break)
  1. Apply techniques and identify strategies to avoid adverse drug events and drug disease interactions.
  2. Develop individualized monitoring plans for geriatric patients through the evaluation of high risk medications.
  3. Identify at least three new guideline recommendations related to geriatric pharmacology.

Session 3: Pain Management in the Elderly
3:00pm - 5:00pm
  1. Implement controlled substance/pain management contracts into practice.
  2. Recognize symptoms of controlled substance and alcohol misuse and abuse.
  3. Describe best practice methods for prescribing in the geriatric population.

DAY TWO
Session 1: Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More
8:00am - 11:00am
  1. Review strategies to diminish the occurrence of behavioral problems in individuals with dementia.
  2. Discuss behavioral and environmental techniques to diminish challenging behavioral problems.
  3. Identify how cognitive impairment in older individuals is affected by environment, caregiver schedules, and responses to the behaviors.

Session 2: Geriatric Emergencies
11:00am - 3:00pm (Includes Lunch Break)
  1. Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.
  2. Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with neurological, orthopedic, abdominal, cardiovascular & pulmonary emergencies.
  3. Discuss the atypical presentation of the elderly and how to effectively manage comorbidities.

Session 3: Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient
3:00pm - 5:00pm
  1. Discuss how to apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.
  2. List key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults.
Program Outline

DAY ONE
Session 1: Differentiating Dementias
8:00am - 11:00am
Distinguishing the various types of dementia is often difficult. This session provides tools to appropriately screen patients experiencing dementia, along with discussion of the most effective interventions to improve the care you provide.
  • Normal vs. Abnormal Aging
  • Types of Dementias
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease Dementia
  • Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Pharmacological Management
Session 2: Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the Healthcare Professional
11:00am - 3:00pm (Includes Lunch Break)
For geriatric patients taking more than five medications, the statistical chance of a drug-drug interaction or adverse event is 100%! For those experiencing an adverse drug event, one third will require additional treatment. This session will provide straightforward tools that will help you care for older adults receiving multiple medications.
  • Drug Utilization Amongst the Elderly
  • Billing Codes That You MUST Know
  • Clinical Pharmacological Issues in the Elderly
Session 3: Pain Management in the Elderly
3:00pm - 5:00pm
This presentation will review the different categories of controlled substances and their appropriate use in the geriatric patient. Explore special considerations and tools to aid in prescribing and managing pain in the geriatric patient.
  • The Challenges Associated with Controlled Substances
  • Pain Control… Is every patient's RIGHT

DAY TWO
Session 1: Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More
8:00am - 11:00am
Behaviors such as wandering, aggression and anxiety can pose significant barriers to the delivery of essential care. Geriatric syndromes such as malnutrition, dehydration and insomnia can diminish quality of life and threaten independence. This session will explore the most frequent problematic behaviors and discuss strategies to improve the care you provide to your geriatric patients.
  • Wandering
  • Physical Aggression
  • Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
  • Eating Issues & Nutrition in Elders with Dementia
  • Sleepless Nights & Sundowning
  • Professional Issues
Session 2: Geriatric Emergencies
11:00am - 3:00pm (Includes Lunch Break)
A high-energy, dynamic session filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussions and interactive learning. You will leave with practical techniques that you can apply right away - if you work with geriatric patients, you don't want to miss this!
  • Physiological Changes with Aging
  • Common Underlying Chronic Illness
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Pulmonary Emergencies
  • Cerebrovascular Emergencies
  • Orthopedic Emergencies
  • Abdominal Emergencies
Session 3: Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore medication dosing guidelines and polypharmacy management principles to ensure safe prescribing in the geriatric patient. Review the top ten medications to avoid and alternatives that can be equally effective.
  • The BEERS List
  • Risks Associated with Anticholinergic Drugs
  • The TOP TEN
  • 5 Things Patients & Physicians Should Question
Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers

STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and has been involved in medicine for over 30 years.

Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking bout geriatric-related syndromes. Steven is a published author and also sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. 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.
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 14.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
This program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.3 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 14.5 contact hours or 1.45 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 14.5 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.

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Physicians - Credit Available Until: 4/29/2022
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PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Physician Assistants
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This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 14.5 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.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for 1.45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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SOCIAL WORKERS
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New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 17.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #10 Course #2270 from 03/15/2019 to 03/15/2021. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Practice 14.5. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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Other Professions
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