Product Detail

2-Day: 2017 Geriatric Conference
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 8+ hours
Details:
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
10/23/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV077515
Objectives

DAY ONE

  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.
  4. Apply techniques and identify strategies to avoid adverse drug events and drug disease interactions.
  5. Develop individualized monitoring plans for geriatric patients through the evaluation of high risk medications.
  6. Identify at least three new guideline recommendations related to geriatric pharmacology.
  7. Implement controlled substance/pain management contracts into practice.
  8. Recognize symptoms of controlled substance and alcohol misuse and abuse.
  9. Describe best practice methods for prescribing in the geriatric population.

DAY TWO

  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.
  4. Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.
  5. Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with neurological, orthopedic, abdominal, cardiovascular & pulmonary emergencies.
  6. Discuss the atypical presentation of the elderly and how to effectively manage comorbidities.
  7. Discuss how to apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.
  8. List key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults.
Outline

DAY ONE

SESSION 1: DIFFERENTIATING DEMENTIAS

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

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

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

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

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

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
Author

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.
Continuing Education Credits

CE Information Coming Soon
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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**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.

Audience
Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Healthcare Professionals