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Differentiating Dementias

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Objectives

  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.

Outline

  • Normal vs. Abnormal Aging
  • Types of Dementias
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Disorder

Copyright : 10/23/2017

Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the Healthcare Professional

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Objectives

  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

Outline

  • Drug Utilization Amongst the Elderly
  • Billing Codes That You MUST Know
  • Clinical Pharmacological Issues in the Elderly

Copyright : 10/23/2017

Pain Management in the Elderly

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Outline

  • The challenges associated with controlled substances
  • Pain control…Is every patient’s RIGHT

Objectives

  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

Copyright : 10/23/2017

Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More

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Objectives

  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.

Outline

  • Wandering
  • Physical Aggression
  • Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
  • Eating Issues & Nutrition in Elders with Dementia
  • Sleepless Nights & Sundowning
  • Professional Issues

Copyright : 10/24/2017

Geriatric Emergencies

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Objectives

  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.

Outline

  • Physiological Changes with Aging
  • Common Underlying Chronic Illness
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Pulmonary Emergencies
  • Cerebrovascular Emergencies
  • Orthopedic Emergencies
  • Abdominal Emergencies

Copyright : 10/24/2017

Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient

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Objectives

  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.

Outline

  • The BEERS List
  • Risks Associated with Anticholinergic Drugs
  • The TOP TEN
  • 5 Things Patients & Physicians Should Question

Copyright : 10/24/2017