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Aging is inevitable, but sometimes it doesn't go according to plan. Don’t let your patients – or their loved ones – live in fear of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.

Become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) and give your aging patients the highest quality of life – and care – possible.

Join nationally-recognized geriatric expert and author Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, in this self-paced online course and discover effective screening tools, how to reduce the possible risks of multiple medications in older patients, how to manage challenging behaviors...

And many other practical tools and insightful tips you can put into practice the very next day! Best of all – register today and PESI will cover your cost of becoming an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS)! That's an instant $99.99 savings!

Earn your certification, AND up to 20.25 CE Hours, on your own schedule. Get started now!

Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification Course:
Complete Care for Geriatric Patients

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Certification Made Simple

It’s never been easier to become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS).


Step 1: Watch the online course.

Step 2: Complete the Continuing Education quiz and instantly print your certificate of completion.

Step 3: Submit your certificate of completion and professional license to Evergreen Certifications.
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Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification Course:
Complete Care for Geriatric Patients

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What Will You Learn?

Register today for immediate, unlimited access to six online video modules that will walk you through the most effective interventions and management strategies to improve the care you provide for your aging patients. Plus, you’ll become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS)! Here's what you’ll discover in this course:

Differentiating Dementias
Discover tools to appropriately screen patients experiencing dementia-like symptoms, along with a 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

Geriatric Pharmacology
This module 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

Pain Management in the Elderly
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... It' every patient’s RIGHT

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors
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

Geriatric Emergencies
This high-energy, dynamic module is filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussions and interactive learning. You will leave with practical techniques that you can apply right away.
  • Physiological Changes with Aging
  • Common Underlying Chronic Illness
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Pulmonary Emergencies
  • Cerebrovascular Emergencies
  • Orthopedic Emergencies
  • Abdominal Emergencies

Choosing Wisely in Geriatrics
Explore medication dosing guidelines and polypharmacy management principles to ensure safe prescribing in your geriatric patients. Review the top ten medications to avoid and alternatives that can be equally effective.
  • The BEERS List
  • Risks Associated with Anticholinergic Drugs
  • Five Things Patients & Physicians Should Question

Geriatric Pharmacology: Maximizing Safety & Effectiveness

A $199.99 Value – Yours for FREE when you enroll today!

This comprehensive online video training will give you the tools and strategies you need to prescribe with confidence. Drawing from decades of experience, Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, provides cutting-edge information regarding potential side effects, drug interactions, and proper prescribing and monitoring procedures for a variety of acute and chronic diseases. You’ll end this training confident in your prescribing ability and armed with the knowledge you need to immediately improve outcomes for your geriatric patients.

Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification Course:
Complete Care for Geriatric Patients

Sign-Up TODAY and Save – Only $199.99 for a Limited Time
Earn your certification - and up to 20.25 CEUs – included in the discounted price! Click here for CE credit details
This training meets the educational requirements for ECDCS certification
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Who Will Benefit from this Intensive Training Course?

This interactive, self-paced online training will enhance the careers of Nurse Practitioners (NP), Physicians, Registered Nurses, Licensed Rehabilitation Professionals, Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Care Providers, Personal Care Assistants, and Licensed Behavioral Health Professionals.

By the end of this training, you will be eligible to become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist at no additional cost to you. A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Gain the skills and the confidence to help your geriatric patients age with grace.

Evergreen Certifications

Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as
an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS)?

This course fulfills the educational requirements to become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) through Evergreen Certifications. Click here for more information about the certification process.

Get Certified and Go Further
With this comprehensive training, you can become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) to show your employer, patients, patients’ families, and fellow professionals your commitment to honing your skills and staying up to date on dementia care best-practices.

Professional Reputation and Credibility
Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement and earning potential. Certification is a personal accomplishment and an unbiased barometer of your skills.

Patient Trust
Provide assurance to your patients and their families when you display your certification. When you complete your certification, they can be confident you are providing them with the best tools and strategies for improving clinical outcomes.

Meet the Course Expert
Steven Atkinson
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!
Click here for information about Steven Atkinson

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.
Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification Course:
Complete Care for Geriatric Patients

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Valued at $599.97 – Save $399.98 for a Limited Time!
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet. Choose video or audio-only versions of online courses from the world’s best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating the geriatric care strategies in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 20.25 CE hours! Click here for CE credit details
Complete the certification application—at no additional cost—to become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) through Evergreen Certifications. Learn More About Certification
Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification Course:
Complete Care for Geriatric Patients

A $599.97 Value — On Sale NOW for $199.99
Earn your certification - and up to 20.25 CEUs - at no additional cost!
Click here for CE credit details

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