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Live Webcast

2-Day 2024 Geriatric Conference


Speaker:
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC077515
Brochure Code:
PLW91802
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: In-Person Seminar  2 | Digital Seminar

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Normal Price:      $459.99 - Now:  $79.99 - Exclusive offer when combined with this live training.
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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, PA-C, MS, 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

You will be able to demonstrate your expertise caring for this patient population as you earn your certification as an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist through Evergreen Certifications. In just two days, you will meet the educational hours to qualify for this respected certification.

Sign up today....before this training is at capacity!


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

• No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
• Simply complete this live event and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*


Attendees will receive documentation of ECDCS designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.
* Professional standards apply. Visit evergreencertifications.com/ecdcs for professional requirements.

Credit

Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Susann Varano receives a speaking fee from Urovant. Her relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
 
All other members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the remaining committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 14.5 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Social Workers - Social Workers - National NASW

This live remote program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-4557 ) for 14.5 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


Social Workers - Alabama Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Alabama Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Alaska Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Alaska Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Arizona Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Arizona Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Arkansas Social Workers

This course consists of 14.5 continuing education contact hours for Arkansas Social Workers and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the State of Arkansas Department of Health Social Work Licensing Board (Ark. Code Ann. §17-103-203). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 14.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 14.6 continuing education hours. 

Please note: Colorado Social Workers must select "Colorado Social Workers" credit and complete the post-test and evaluation if they would like their participation submitted to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW. Participation cannot be reported without a completed post-test.


Social Workers - Connecticut Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Connecticut Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Delaware Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Delaware Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - District of Columbia Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for District of Columbia Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 14.5 continuing education credits.


Social Workers - Georgia Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Georgia Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Hawaii Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Hawaii Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Idaho Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Idaho Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 14.5 contact hours.


Social Workers - Indiana Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Indiana Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Iowa Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Iowa Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 14.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Kentucky Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Kentucky Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Maine Social Workers

This course consists of 14.5 continuing education contact hours for Maine Social Workers and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure (Rule 416, Chapter 14(1)(1)). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - Maryland Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is a Board Authorized Sponsor with the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. This activity qualifies for 14.5 Category 1 continuing education units.


Social Workers - Massachusetts Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Massachusetts Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Michigan Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Michigan Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 14.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - Missouri Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Missouri Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 14.5 clock hours of instruction.


Social Workers - Nebraksa Social Workers

This course consists of 14.5 continuing education contact hours for Nebraska Social Workers and is designed to meet the requirement for acceptable continuing education hours related to mental health practice (Title 172, Chapter 94, 012). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - Nevada Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Nevada Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.

 


Social Workers - New Hampshire Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for New Hampshire Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - New Mexico Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for New Mexico Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - 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. 


Social Workers - North Carolina Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for North Carolina Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - North Dakota Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for North Dakota Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 14.5 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-1124004


Social Workers - Oklahoma Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Oklahoma Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Oregon Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Oregon Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Pennsylvania Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Rhode Island Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Rhode Island Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - South Carolina Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for South Carolina  Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - South Dakota Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for South Dakota Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Tennessee Social Workers

This course consists of 14.5 continuing education contact hours for Tennessee Social Workers and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Tennessee Board of Social Workers (Section 1365-01-.09(7)). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - Texas Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Texas Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Vermont Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Vermont Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Virginia Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for  Virginia Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Washington Social Workers

CE credit is available. This course consists of 14.5 continuing education clock hours for Washington Social Workers. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #) for 14.5 continuing education contact hours.


Social Workers - Wisconsin Social Workers

CE credit is available for 14.5 continuing education hours for Wisconsin Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Nurses - 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. 


Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 14.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 14.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 14.5 contact hours. Please note: Florida Nurses must select "Florida Nurses" credit and complete the post-test and evaluation if they would like their participation submitted to CE Broker. Participation cannot be reported without a completed post-test.

CE Broker


Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 14.5 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Occupational Therapists - Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 0000001509. This Distance Learning-Interactive activity is offered at 1.45  CEUs Intermeidate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

 


Occupational Therapists - Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 14.5 continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Please note: Arizona Occupational Therapists must select "Arizona Occupational Therapists" credit and complete the post-test and evaluation if they would like their participation submitted to CE Broker. Participation cannot be reported without a completed post-test.


Occupational Therapists - Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 14.5 continuing education credits.

CE Broker


Physical Therapists - Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 14.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Physical Therapists - Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 14.5 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Physical Therapists - Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 14.5 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


Physical Therapists - California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 14.5 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists - Hawaii Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 14.5 continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Physical Therapists. The Continuing Competence Requirements Under HRS Chapter 461J-10.13 for Hawaii Licensed Physical Therapists part III. A. 3. confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Physical Therapists - Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 14.5 CE Credit Hours.


Physical Therapists - Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 14.5 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category I continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


Physical Therapists - Massachusetts Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. The Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professionals confirms that programs directly related to the practice of physical therapy which are reviewed and approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) are accepted for continuing competence points for physical therapists (259 Mass. Reg. 7.03(2)(b)).  This course has been approved by the AOTA. This course consists of 14.5 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists. Full attendance is required.  No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


Physical Therapists - Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 14.5 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Physical Therapists - New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 17.6 contact hours. 


Physical Therapists - North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 14.5 continuing education hours.


Physical Therapists - Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 14.5 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Physical Therapists - Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 14.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Physical Therapists - Tennessee Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 14.5 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Physical Therapists. Rule 1150-01-.12(5)(d) states the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy continuing education. 


Physical Therapists - Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Intermediate. This activity will provide 14.5 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Physical Therapists - Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 14.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Physical Therapists - Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 14.5 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Physical Therapists - Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 14.5 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - California Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 14.5 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This course qualifies for 14.5 continuing education credits. Please note: Florida SLPs must select "Florida Speech-Language Pathologist" credit and complete the post-test and evaluation if they would like their participation submitted to FL CE Broker. Credit cannot be reported without a completed post-test and evaluation.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists

Approved for 17.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Intermediate Level

1.45 ASHA CEUs

 

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program. Participation cannot be reported without a completed post-test and evaluation.


Physicians - Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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.


Physicians Assistants - Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 14.5 hours for completing this program.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 880 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Speaker

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS's Profile

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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 Principals of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition 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.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians and Midwest Geriatrics Services, and he is the owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He provides legal counseling services to medical professionals and receives compensation. Mr. Atkinson receives a fee for course development from Executive Links. He is adjunct faulty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He owns stocks/shares in Moderna, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Steven Atkinson is a member of the board for MDMA. He is a member of AMDA/PALTC, GMPA, and others. For a complete list, please contact info@pesi.com.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Questions?

Visit our FAQ page at www.pesi.com/faq or contact us at www.pesi.com/info.


Objectives

DAY ONE

Session 1: Differentiating Dementias

  1. Appraise 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.

Session 2: Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the Healthcare Professional
  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.

Session 3: Pain Management in the Elderly
  1. Implement controlled substance/pain management contracts into practice.
  2. Prepare to manage symptoms of controlled substance and alcohol misuse and abuse in geriatric patients.
  3. Develop best practice methods for prescribing in the geriatric population.

DAY TWO

Session 1: Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More
  1. Determine strategies to diminish the occurrence of behavioral problems in individuals with dementia.
  2. Apply behavioral and environmental techniques to diminish challenging behavioral problems.
  3. Analyze how cognitive impairment in older individuals is affected by the environment and responses to the behaviors.

Session 2: Geriatric Emergencies
  1. Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with neurological, orthopedic, abdominal, cardiovascular & pulmonary emergencies.
  2. Differentiate between typical aging and complex management of co-morbidities in the elderly.
  3. Determine which geriatric emergencies mandate immediate hospitalization.

Session 3: Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind: Beyond Longevity
  1. Understand the process of “normal” aging of the brain.
  2. Cite examples of key Alzheimer ’s Disease prevention strategies.
  3. Evaluate activities that can improve overall brain health.

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 eight medications, the statistical chance of a drug drug interaction or adverse event is 100%! For those experiencing an adverse drug event, one third will be hospitalized. This session will provide straightforward tools in order to develop age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management.

  • Drug Utilization Amongst the Elderly
  • Clinical Pharmacological Issues in the Elderly
  • Tools for Deprescribing

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: Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind: Beyond Longevity

Tie all that we know about the longest living elders to understand not only about their longevity secrets, but also their health wisdom. Learn about extending a life filled with vibrant health, happiness, and meaning.

  • Self-Efficacy Beliefs
  • 10 Ways to Love Your Brain
  • The Power of 9

Target Audience

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

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Total Reviews: 17

Comments

Laura M

"This was a fantastic course! I learned a lot and was impressed with the presentation!"

Laura C

"I LOVED this presentation. He was engaging, gave real life examples and made the experience fun and informative."

Julie H

"I was very pleased with this presentation."

diane s

"loved Steven's enthusiasium for the subject."

Joy N

"Very informative and thorough."

Andrea W

"Steven is a wonderful presenter. He was easy to follow and was knowledgeable. I would definitely take another class with him."

Karen L

"This is my second CEU experience with this provider and both have been extremely worth the time invested"

Ashley R

"Great course! Instruction was very engaging!"

Charlotte S

"Steven was great! Will watch for him to present again."

Julie B

"Steven is very passionate and a wonderful speaker. I am currently in TX but am from MN, and it made me wish I was still in MN so that I could refer my own patients and family to him."

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