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2-Day: 2021 Geriatric Conference


Faculty:
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC077515
Brochure Code:
PWZ86088
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: In-Person Seminar | Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar

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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)*!
• No additional forms to fill out.
• Simply complete this live event, evaluation and you’re an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist through Evergreen Certifications.

Attendees will receive documentation of ECDCS certification from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/ECDCS for answers to frequently asked certification questions.

* Certification cost included with purchase of live webcast. Digital seminar and DVD do not include certification.

Credits


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
 



Faculty

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 and is involved in pharmacological and pain management challenges daily. 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 on a variety of topics that draw from his specialty expertise.

Steven is the author of Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principles of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition and 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 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.

Non-financial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose. 


Alternate Dates

2-Day 2021 Geriatric Conference
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 07:00am to Tue, Sep 21, 2021 - 04:00pm CDT - Product Code LWC077515

Additional Info

Program Information

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: Each day 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.


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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

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 impairments in older individuals is affected by environment, caregiver schedules, and responses to the behaviors.

Session 2: Geriatric Emergencies
  1. Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.
  2. Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with neurological, orthopedic, abdominal, cardiovascular & pulmonary emergencies.
  3. Differentiate between typical aging and complex co-morbidities in the elderly.

Session 3: Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient
  1. Develop age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.
  2. Propose key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults.

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

Reviews

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Overall:      5

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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