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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.

Nationally recognized geriatric expert and author Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, has devoted his life to improving the standard of care for elderly patients everywhere by teaching healthcare providers, from every department and setting, the latest geriatric treatment strategies and best practices.

Join him in this self-paced certification course to learn expert clinical insights and easy-to-implement techniques to:

  • Keep patients, their loved ones, and staff safe…
  • Accurately identify and differentiate between dementias for optimal care plans…
  • Safely intervene in sundowning and eating issues…
  • Reduce possible risks of multiple medications in older patients…

Best of all, this training prepares you for life as an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) and if you register now PESI will cover the cost of your certification (a $99.99 value).

Plus, you’ll earn up to 20.25 CE hours, including 12.6 ANCC-approved pharmacology credits, at no additional cost to you!

Give your aging patients the highest quality of life – and care – possible.

The Best CE Training for Nurses

The Best Dementia Certification Training
for Nurse Practitioners

$759.97 Value
Just $199.99 Today — Incredible Savings!

Earn up 20.25 CE hours, including 12.6 pharmacology credits!

Click here for course objectives and outline | Click here for CE Credit breakdown

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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.
Click here for full Certification requirements

 

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

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

$759.97 Value
Just $199.99 Today — Incredible Savings!
Earn up 20.25 CE hours, including 12.6 ANCC-approved pharmacology credits.
Plus, become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) at no additional cost to you!

Click here for course objectives and outline | Click here for CE Credit breakdown
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

 
FREE BONUS TRAINING:
Geriatric Pharmacology: Maximizing Safety & Effectiveness

A $219.99 Value – Yours FREE (for life) when you enroll today!

This comprehensive online video training will give you the easy-to-implement tools and expert clinical 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

$759.97 Value
Just $199.99 Today — Incredible Savings!
Earn up 20.25 CE hours, including 12.6 ANCC-approved pharmacology credits.
Plus, become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) at no additional cost to you!

Click here for course objectives and outline | Click here for CE Credit breakdown
Frequently Asked Questions About This Course
 

This self-paced online training will enhance the careers of Nurses, Nurse Practitioners (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Physicians, and Nursing Home Administrators...

...or anyone looking to gain the skills and the confidence to help their geriatric patients, or loved ones, age with grace.

Get proven management strategies from a trusted geriatric expert that you can easily put into practice no matter your department, specialty, or setting!

 

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 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.

Register now and PESI will cover the cost of your certification.
A $99.99 value—YOURS FREE!

 

With more than 20 hours of online video training, insightful commentary, case studies and examples, you will take away powerful new clinical strategies to immediately apply in your own practice! We encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours! But, if you review all of the course materials and are still not satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

 

Yes! Once you register for this course - the materials, including bonus content, are yours to keep and access forever.

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

$759.97 Value
Just $199.99 Today — Incredible Savings!
Earn up 20.25 CE hours, including 12.6 ANCC-approved pharmacology credits.
Plus, become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) at no additional cost to you!

Click here for course objectives and outline | Click here for CE Credit breakdown
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.
 
Earn up to 20.25 CE hours, including 12.6 ANCC-approved pharmacology credits! 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

 
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260.

We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.
 
Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification Course:
Complete Care for Geriatric Patients

$759.97 Value
Just $199.99 Today — Incredible Savings!
Earn up 20.25 CE hours, including 12.6 ANCC-approved pharmacology credits.
Plus, become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) at no additional cost to you!

Click here for course objectives and outline | Click here for CE Credit breakdown

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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