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Dear Colleague,

No matter your specialty, you MUST know how to address the unique concerns of the older adults under your care. Now it's never been easier — or more convenient — to improve your quality of care for aging and complex patients.

We've broken down my most popular and comprehensive geriatric training (seriously — your colleagues love it, just check out their rave reviews below) into six digestible, on-demand videos that you can watch around your own busy schedule.

Get crucial updates, treatment strategies, and more for:

Alzheimer's Disease & DementiasPain ManagementGeriatric PharmacologyGeriatric Emergencies
Challenging Geriatric BehaviorsCaregiver Stress & BurnoutEnd of Life Care • And Much More

Plus, earn up to 34.25 CE hours, including up to 6.3 ANCC-approved pharmacology hours, and get instant, unlimited access to 4 FREE BONUS videos (a $719.96 value)!

This exclusive bonus package (available ONLY when you register) provides you with expert insights and unique perspectives from a diverse team of geriatric care specialists

…as well as a comprehensive toolbox of evidence-based interventions that will optimize brain power, enhance memory and reduce the rate of cognitive decline to prevent falls, avoid injuries and drastically improve your patients' quality of life.

THAT'S NOT ALL — become a Certified Geriatric Care Professional - FREE with your registration (CGCP certification is a $249.99 value)!

Join us today!
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS

Certified Geriatric Care Professional (CGCP) Training:

Pharmacology, Alzheimer’s, Injury Prevention, Pain Management & More

Valued at $1,409.94 — Yours Today For Only $199.99
Earn up to 34.25 CE Hours, including up to 6.3 Pharmacology Hours!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
See how this training is already enhancing the careers of your colleagues and improving patient care:

Certified Geriatric Care Professional (CGCP) Training:
Pharmacology, Alzheimer’s, Injury Prevention, Pain Management & More


Valued at $1,409.94 — Yours Today For Only $199.99
Earn up to 34.25 CE Hours, including up to 6.3 Pharmacology Hours!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
 
Course Outline

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. So, geriatric expert Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is here to share his decades of knowledge. Click here for information about Steven Atkinson.

Register now and in six easy-to-follow, on-demand modules, you will:
  • Identify complications and respond more appropriately in any situation
  • Confidently and effectively communicate with patients and their families
  • Provide safer and more effective care
  • Earn up to 14.0 CE hours, including up to 6.3 pharmacology hours

Part I - 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 Dementia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease Dementia
  • Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Pharmacological Management

Part II - 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

Part III - 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

Part IV - 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

Part V - 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

Part VI – GERIATRIC DOSING GUIDELINES & POLYPHARMACY MANAGEMENT
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

 
Register Today and Get UNLIMITED ACCESS to 4 BONUS Videos,
plus 2 Years as a Certified Geriatric Care Professional (CGCP)…
A $969.95 Value – YOURS FREE

Effective Fall Prevention in the Geriatric Population: Strategies from the CDC's Dynamic Trio
with Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP | Click here for information about Michel (Shelly) Denes.
The CDC has dedicated itself to address fall prevention in the geriatric population through the STEADI Initiative (Stop Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries). Key takeaways from the latest research will offer new patient fall prevention solutions.
  • Distinguish between comprehensive screening tools and assessments to identify issues with balance, visual-spatial functioning, proprioception and other root causes of fall risk.
  • Select the most appropriate intervention to safely restore balance, mobility and function in your patients.
  • Determine how home-based risk factors that contribute to falls can be mitigated.
  • FREE CE — Earn up to 2.0 CE hours at no additional cost to you
A $59.99 Value… Yours FREE with registration. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Challenging Geriatric Behaviors
with Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA | Click here for information about Edward G. Shaw.
Dealing with cognitively-impaired geriatric patients can be challenging even for the experienced healthcare professional. You will learn strategies to manage behaviors such as:
  • Dementia
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Refusal of food and fluids
  • Inappropriate sexual advances
  • FREE CE — Earn up to 6.0 CE hours at no additional cost to you
A $219.99 Value… Yours FREE with registration. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Treatment of Individuals with Dementia, TBI, Concussion, Stroke and Cognitive Decline; Foundations in Brain Science as it Relates to Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity
with Sherrie All, Ph.D. | Click here for information about Sherrie All.
Get a comprehensive toolbox of evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions to optimize brain power, improve memory and reduce the rate of cognitive decline.
  • Expand working memory and enhance attention, generalizing to real-world functioning
  • Determine when to refer out to a specialist for more detailed assessment
  • Educate patients/clients to decrease fear and empower with evidence-based tools for improved cognitive function
  • FREE CE — Earn up to 6.0 CE hours at no additional cost to you
A $219.99 Value… Yours FREE with registration. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Nearing the End of Life: Dare to Care
with Nancy Joyner, MS, CNS-BC, APRN, ACHPN® | Click here for information about Nancy Joyner.
To deliver expert, holistic care, healthcare professionals need to have a toolbox full of new interventions to promote quality care at the end of life.
  • Families ask... what would you do if this was your loved one? Learn how to reply without bias…
  • Creative ways to discuss withdrawing or withholding treatment
  • Tips to guide code status conversations with patients and families
  • Hear powerful case studies that provide examples of expert, holistic care
  • FREE CE — Earn up to 6.25 CE hours, including up to 1 hour of ethics, at no additional cost to you
A $219.99 Value… Yours FREE with registration. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Geriatric Care Professional Certification (CGCP)* Made Easy
with Evergreen Certifications | *Professional standards apply. Click here for full Certification requirements.
Your Geriatric Care Professional certification (CGCP) is on us! Your registration includes your first two years of certification — which is waiting for you whenever you complete this course, around your own schedule.
A $249.99 Value… Yours FREE!
Certified Geriatric Care Professional (CGCP) Training:
Pharmacology, Alzheimer's, Injury Prevention, Pain Management & More

Valued at $1,409.94 — Yours Today For Only $199.99
Earn up to 34.25 CE Hours, including up to 6.3 Pharmacology Hours!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
 
Becoming a Certified Geriatric Care Professional (CGCP) is the easiest way to transform your career forever. This certification will set you apart from other nurses as the clinician capable of caring for aging and complex patients every step of the way.
With your certification, you'll become the expert in:
  • Assessment – utilize appropriate assessments within scope of practice
  • Pharmacology – basic knowledge of drug interactions (including over-thecounter medications), high risk medications per BEERS criteria, and high risk drug-disease interactions
  • Pain Management – impact of pain on aging and approved pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for pain management
  • Fall Prevention – utilize the CDC’s STEADI Algorithm to assess and screen for fall risk
  • Cognitive Decline – understand physiology of aging, recognize symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, distinguish between depression vs. dementia symptoms
  • Psycho-Social Wellbeing – awareness of depression, assess relationship/family dynamics, financial concerns, role of caregivers
  • Behaviors – managing eating and nutrition issues, sleep and insomnia issues, aggression, wandering
  • Patient Empowerment – within scope of practice, assess and educate patients on: community resources, home health hazards, vestibular awareness, living independently, safety concerns, nutrition, sleep issues
  • Documentation – understand federal regulations and requirements as related to professional scope of practice
  • Legal Issues – advanced care planning (including considerations for Power of Attorney and DNR orders), awareness of types and symptoms of elder abuse/neglect, knowledge of reporting regulations by your profession
  • Transition of Care – how to communicate with and support family, understand care differences between an assisted living facility and long-term care facility to help families select the most appropriate choice, and assist in decision-making within scope of practice
  • End of Life Care – understand palliative and hospice care
  • Ethnogeriatrics – awareness of unique healthcare needs for diverse ethnic backgrounds

Certification Made Simple
It's never been easier to become a Certified Geriatric Care Professional (CGCP):
Step 1: Watch this online course.
Step 2: Complete the CE test(s) and instantly print your certificate(s) of completion.
Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.
*Professional standards apply. Click here to learn more about CGCP certification.
 
Frequently Asked Questions about this Course

This comprehensive PESI training, packed full of multi-disciplinary experts and insights, is for healthcare professionals eager to provide the most robust care to their aging and complex patients.
Whether you're seeking new evidence-based treatment modalities or research-oriented solutions to complex problems... This self-study course provides superior training and knowledge in pain and behavioral management strategies in the elderly, geriatric pharmacology – including the top ten medications to avoid in aging patients, effective fall prevention plans, and compassionate end-of-life treatment strategies.
This course may be right for you if you are a nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, physician assistant, physical or occupational therapist, case manager, home healthcare provider, nursing home or assisted living facility administrator. Click here for CE credit details for more professions.

With over 34 hours of online video training, insightful commentary, case studies and examples, you will have compelling new clinical strategies that you can immediately start applying in your 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, call us at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Yes! Once you register for this self-directed course, the materials are yours to keep, access and review at your own pace, around your own busy schedule.

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET... (and keep in your professional library):

  1. Unlimited access to video modules you can watch whenever it's convenient for you.

  2. Printable manual you can review and act upon dozens of clinical strategies and insights.

  3. Easy on-demand learning app so you can listen or watch on the go, in between shifts, or at home — whenever and wherever that works best for you.

  4. 4 bonus videos (Yes! Get FREE CE, including 1 hour of ethics!) to help you effectively advance patient treatment and care.

  5. 2 years as a Certified Geriatric Care Professional (CGCP) FOR FREE!

  6. Exclusive welcome into a community forum of like-minded clinicians through members-only message boards.
Certified Geriatric Care Professional (CGCP) Training:
Pharmacology, Alzheimer's, Injury Prevention, Pain Management & More

Valued at $1,409.94 — Yours Today For Only $199.99
Earn up to 34.25 CE Hours, including up to 6.3 Pharmacology Hours!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
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Register for this comprehensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied with your new collection of skills, actionable strategies, concrete tools, and go-to curriculums, 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.

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