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In-Person Seminar

MN Challenging Geriatric Behaviors


Speaker:
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP073670
Brochure Code:
BLO89331
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD
Location:
Courtyard by Marriott Edina Bloomington - Bloomington, Minnesota

Dates


Description

This is the best seminar on challenging geriatric behaviors that you will ever attend – GUARANTEED!

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, nationally known geriatric clinician, author and speaker will deliver a high-energy, dynamic seminar. He understands the hard work you perform each day. Caring for our geriatric patients can be challenging, even for the most experienced healthcare professionals.

Some of the important topics that Steven will delve into for practice changing results:

  • NEW dementia pharmacological treatments
  • Strategies to manage a wanderer’s behavior
  • How to understand the cause behind physical aggression
  • Best practice tips for sleepless nights & sundowning
  • Ideas to improve malnutrition and dehydration
  • Identify potential falls to prevent injuries

Minimize your risk of unknowingly escalating behavioral challenges. Instead learn from a true expert in the field. As you understand the rationale behind common geriatric behaviors, you can apply innovative and practical solutions. The day will be filled with interesting case studies and insightful discussions. You will leave this seminar with new and essential techniques to apply during your next shift!

 

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All 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 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: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation. Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation. An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows)).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. 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 below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This program offers 90 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 1.5contact 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, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This Live activity is offered at .60  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery . The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

 


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 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.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (AdStmt)

Intermediate Level

.60 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.


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 this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Synchronous distance.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 360 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 at 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. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Utah. Steven Atkinson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
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.


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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60 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.


Facility Details

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Objectives

  1. Develop strategies to manage difficult behaviors in seniors who have an altered perception of reality.
  2. Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in individuals with dementia.
  3. Distinguish between normal sleeping patterns and bedtime issues which could lead to increased health problems.
  4. Analyze the physical and psychological changes that affect an elder’s desire and ability to eat including the changes in nutritional requirements.
  5. Apply current research findings to prevent and slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  6. Determine environmental and behavioral triggers of agitation.
  7. Develop strategies to minimize or redirect wandering behavior.

Outline

Normal Aging, Dementia, Depression or Delirium
  • Understanding the 3 D’s: Depression, dementia, and delirium
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Diagnose, differentiate, and develop a plan of care
Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Assessment
  • Screening tests to make a diagnosis
  • Stages of dementia
  • Behavioral and functional changes in dementia
  • Management and interventions
  • NEW and current pharmacological treatments
  • Preventing dementia
Wandering
  • Reasons why cognitively impaired individuals wander
  • Issues to consider
  • Manage a wander’s behavior
Physical Aggression
  • Identify the cause of aggression
  • Loss of impulse control
  • Regression of the mind/child-like mind
  • Non-pharmacological approaches to managing aggression
  • Pharmacological approaches to managing aggression
Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
  • Normal sexual drive or inappropriate behavior
  • Medication management
  • Ethical considerations
Refusing to Eat/Forgetting to Eat
  • Reasons why geriatric patients slow or stop eating
  • Improve nutritional status
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Alternatives to eating
Sleepless Nights
  • Sundowning and behavioral problems in the evening
  • Why does sundowning occur?
  • Environmental interventions to minimize sundowning
  • Medication management when it becomes problematic
Other Issues
  • Ways to identify potential falls and prevent injury
  • Restraints
  • How environment plays a role in behaviors
  • Focusing on structure and consistency
  • Driving with dementia: Safety and legal considerations
Case Studies: Learning from Experience and Mistakes

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians
  • Recreation Therapists

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Location

Courtyard by Marriott Edina Bloomington

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4460 West 78th Street Circle, Bloomington, Minnesota 55435, United States
(952) 222-1550
www.marriott.com

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