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Differentiating Dementias

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  1. Distinguish the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  2. Determine appropriate diagnostic tests to achieve accurate diagnosis.
  3. Devise interventions that are effective and promote positive communication between staff, family & the older adult.

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Copyright : 10/23/2017

Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the Healthcare Professional

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  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. Appraise at least three new guideline recommendations related to geriatric pharmacology

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Copyright : 10/23/2017

Pain Management in the Elderly

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  1. Implement controlled substance/pain management contracts into practice.
  2. Determine symptoms of controlled substance and alcohol misuse and abuse.
  3. Employ best practice methods for prescribing in the geriatric population.

Copyright : 10/23/2017

Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More

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  1. Assess strategies to diminish the occurrence of behavioral problems in individuals with dementia.
  2. Apply behavioral and environmental techniques to diminish challenging behavioral problems.
  3. Measure how cognitive impairment in older individuals is affected by environment, caregiver schedules, and responses to the behaviors.

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Copyright : 10/24/2017

Geriatric Emergencies

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  1. Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.
  2. Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with neurological, orthopedic, abdominal, cardiovascular & pulmonary emergencies.
  3. Point out the atypical presentation of the elderly and how to effectively manage comorbidities.

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Copyright : 10/24/2017

Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient

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  1. Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.
  2. Analyze key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults.

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Copyright : 10/24/2017