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Seminar Detail

2-Day: 2020 Geriatric Conference

Where:
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
When:
Monday, July 13, 2020 - Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
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, Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan, MSN, ANPPC-C, DNP, 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. Nanette 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
DAY ONE

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

DAY TWO

Session 1: Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More Objectives
  • Review strategies to diminish the occurrence of behavioral problems in individuals with dementia.
  • Discuss behavioral and environmental techniques to diminish challenging behavioral problems.
  • Identify how cognitive impairment in older individuals is affected by environment, caregiver schedules, and responses to the behaviors.
Session 2: Geriatric Emergencies Objectives
  • Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.
  • Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with neurological, orthopedic, abdominal, cardiovascular & pulmonary emergencies.
  • Discuss the atypical presentation of the elderly and how to effectively manage comorbidities.
Session 3: Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient Objectives
  • Discuss how to apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.
  • 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 Dementias
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Pharmacological Management
Objectives:
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • List appropriate diagnostic tests to achieve accurate diagnosis.
  • Devise interventions that are effective and promote positive communication between staff, family & the older adult.

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
Objectives:
  • Apply techniques and identify strategies to avoid adverse drug events and drug disease interactions.
  • Develop individualized monitoring plans for geriatric patients through the evaluation of high risk medications.
  • Identify at least three new guideline recommendations related to geriatric pharmacology.

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

This presentation will review 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
Objectives:
  • Implement controlled substance/pain management contracts into practice.
  • Recognize symptoms of controlled substance and alcohol misuse and abuse.
  • Describe best practice methods for prescribing in the geriatric population.

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
Objectives:
  • Review strategies to diminish the occurrence of behavioral problems in individuals with dementia.
  • Discuss behavioral and environmental techniques to diminish challenging behavioral problems.
  • Identify how cognitive impairment in older individuals is affected by environment, caregiver schedules, and responses to the behaviors.

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
Objectives:
  • Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.
  • Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with neurological, orthopedic, abdominal, cardiovascular & pulmonary emergencies.
  • Discuss the atypical presentation of the elderly and how to effectively manage comorbidities.

Session 3: Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient
3:00 pm – 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
Objectives:
  • Discuss how to apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.
  • List key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults.
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

NANETTE LAVOIE-VAUGHAN, MSN, ANPPC-C, DNP

Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan, MSN, ANPPC-C, DNP, practices as a clinician at Geriatric Neuropsychiatric Services in Raleigh, NC. She has over 30 years of experience in the geriatric field. Previously she has worked as a nurse practitioner, director and staff nurse across various settings as she has focused in on her specialty of geriatric/dementia care. Nanette shared her knowledge with others as a clinical assistant professor at East Carolina University College of Nursing, a clinical instructor at UNCG and an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

Nanette has presented nationally and internationally on dementia, pain management, caregiver issues, and topics specific to long-term care. She is the author of Eldercare: The Comprehensive Guide to Caregiving and a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the non-pharmacological management of behavioral problems in dementia. Her expertise and research are recognized through published work in Clinics of North America and in book chapters and online continuing education modules. Nanette also serves as an expert witness for several law firms and a Sigma Theta Tau Faculty Mentor.

Her educational accomplishments include an MSN from Florida State University, a DNP from Vanderbilt University and a postdoctoral fellowship in ethnogeriatrics at Stanford University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at East Carolina University, College of Nursing. She will address ‘off-label’ uses of commercial products. Dr. Lavoie-Vaughan receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
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