Product Detail

Emergencies in the Geriatric Patient
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 14 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
9/27/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA075930
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.
Outline

Identifying Vulnerability in Older Adults

  • Common Underlying Chronic Illness and Disease
    • 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 in the Elderly
  • Nutritional Deficits
  • Environmental Hazards and Falls
  • Dementia vs. Delirium
    • The Take-home Message and Point You Won’t Forget

Neurological Emergencies

  • Syncope - Getting the Answers for “Million-dollar” Work-up
    • Causes: TIA, CVA, Vasovagal
  • TIA: The Definition and 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 in the Elderly
    • 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 Between Superficial vs. Deep
    • “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
Author

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 about geriatric-related syndromes. Steven is the author of Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principles of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition (PESI, 2016) 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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Audience
Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Pharmacists and Physician Assistants