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Digital Seminar

Emergencies in the Geriatric Patient


Faculty:
Steven Atkinson
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Sep 27, 2016
Product Code:
POS075930
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Cardiovascular Crisis
  • Mental Status Changes: Normal or Not?
  • PolyPharmacy Hazards
  • Abuse & Neglect: Don’t Get Fooled
  • And Much More…

This is the best seminar on geriatric emergencies that you will ever attend– GUARANTEED! Join Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, nationally known expert, author and speaker on geriatrics for a high-energy, dynamic seminar filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussions and interactive learning. You will leave this seminar with practical techniques that you can apply the next day!

If you work with geriatric patients this is a seminar that you won’t want to miss! In this one-day seminar you will learn to anticipate and manage a wide variety of emergencies that occur in the elderly population. Learn how to identify the vulnerabilities in older adults that predispose them to illness and injury. Develop strategies used to implement interventions that will prevent complications in your patients. Whether it be an adverse drug event, injuries due to a fall or cardiac complications you must be prepared to properly assess and treat your patient. Attend this seminar and learn how to improve your care of the geriatric patient.

OUTLINE

Identifying Vulnerability in Older Adults

  • Common Underlying Chronic Illness
    • 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
  • Nutritional Deficits
  • Environmental Hazards and Falls
  • Dementia vs. Delirium
    • The Take-Home Message You Shouldn’t Forget!

Neurological Emergencies

  • Syncope – The “Million-Dollar” Work-Up
    • Causes: TIA, CVA, Vasovagal
  • TIA: 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
    • 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
    • “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

OBJECTIVES

  • Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with each emergency discussed.
  • Develop diagnoses and formulate plans of care for discussed disorders.
  • Identify vulnerabilities in older adults that make them more susceptible to emergencies
  • Devise methods to reduce potential injury from falls in the elderly.
  • Compile physical and physiological reasons for changes in mental status.
  • Identify the signs of multiple medication effects on geriatric patients.
  • Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.

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Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. 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 cepesi@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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 09/27/2019.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of . The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 09/26/2020.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


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 self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


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 self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 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.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

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 self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


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 self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours 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.



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Faculty

Steven Atkinson Related seminars and products: 12

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.

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


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants and Social Workers

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"As a hospital acute care PTA, I learned a great deal. Thank you "

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"EXCELLENT....EXCELLENT... Please continue to have Steven Atkinson as a regular presenter...annually would be nice! His material was up to date and practical."

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Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

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