Seminar Detail

2-Day: 2019 Geriatric Conference
2-Day: 2019 Geriatric Conference

Where:   KING OF PRUSSIA, PA

When:  Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Friday, December 6, 2019

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Details

$419.99
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Location

DOUBLETREE VALLEY FORGE
301 W. DEKALB PIKE
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406
Phone:  610-337-1200
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Course Description:

Are you keeping up with the current recommendations and guidelines?

No matter your specialty, you MUST know how to address the unique concerns of the older adults under your care. 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. In this comprehensive program, geriatric expert, Susann Varano, MD, will guide you through the normal and abnormal changes of the aging mind and body, providing you with the knowledge that will improve the care you provide. Susann is passionate about her work and looks forward to sharing her expertise with you. Leave with practical and insightful tips and tools you can use the next day!

  • Identify complications and respond more appropriately
  • Confidently and effectively communicate with patients and their families
  • Provide safer and more effective care
Get Management Strategies and More for:
  • Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementias
  • Pain Management
  • Geriatric Pharmacology
  • Geriatric Emergencies
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors
  • Caregiver Stress & Burnout
  • And Much More
Objectives:

DAY ONE

Session 1: Differentiating Dementias
  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  2. List appropriate diagnostic tests to achieve accurate diagnosis.
  3. Devise interventions that are effective and promote positive communication between staff, family & the older adult.
Session 2: Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the Healthcare Professional
  1. Apply techniques and identify strategies to avoid adverse drug events and drug disease interactions.
  2. Develop individualized monitoring plans for geriatric patients through the evaluation of high risk medications.
  3. Identify at least three new guideline recommendations related to geriatric pharmacology.
Session 3: Pain Management in the Elderly
  1. Implement controlled substance/pain management contracts into practice.
  2. Recognize symptoms of controlled substance and alcohol misuse and abuse.
  3. Describe best practice methods for prescribing in the geriatric population.

DAY TWO

Session 1: Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More
  1. Review strategies to diminish the occurrence of behavioral problems in individuals with dementia.
  2. Discuss behavioral and environmental techniques to diminish challenging behavioral problems.
  3. Identify how cognitive impairments in older individuals is affected by environment, caregiver schedules, and response to the behaviors.
Session 2: Geriatric Emergencies
  1. Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.
  2. Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with neurological, orthopedic, abdominal, cardiovascular & pulmonary emergencies.
  3. Discuss the atypical presentation of the elderly and how to effectively manage comorbidities.
Session 3: Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient
  1. Discuss how to apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.
  2. List key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults.
OUTLINE

DAY ONE

Session 1: Differentiating Dementias 8:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Session 2: Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the Healthcare Professional 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (Includes Lunch Break)

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

Session 3: Pain Management in the Elderly 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

DAY TWO

Session 1: Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More 8:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Session 2: Geriatric Emergencies 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (Includes Lunch Break

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

Session 3: Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient 3:00 – 5:00 pm

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
Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Physicians

SUSANN VARANO, MD

Susann Varano, MD, is a Yale University-trained physician who is double board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. Her expertise is sought currently as a geriatric consultant for medically-complex residents/patients and as an adjunct professor teaching geriatric course work to physician assistant students. Additionally, Dr. Varano is the principal investigator at Clinical Research Consulting. As such, she has completed over 100 clinical trials and presented findings at numerous national/international conferences.

Dr. Varano has served as the geriatrics course director and lecturer for the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program. She created the Elder Horizons Program at Yale and trained hundreds of students in geriatric medicine.

Reporters continue to seek out Dr. Varano’s expertise. In 2018, U.S. News and World Report featured Dr. Varano 4 times in very informative articles. MSN.com, First for Women and Urotoday turned to Dr. Varano for answers to difficult questions. Come join Dr. Varano for this geriatric conference event and you, too, will have your difficult questions answered!
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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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.

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

Nurses in full attendance will earn 14.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
This program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.3 contact 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.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 14.5 contact hours or 1.45 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 14.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

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 course qualifies for 17.6 Contact Hours.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 14.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Physicians
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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 14.5 hours for completing this program.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Pennsylvania Psychologists: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 14.5 continuing education hours.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for 1.45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Social Workers
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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, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 14.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Pennsylvania Social Workers: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 14.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 880 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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