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2-Day: Geriatric Conference

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...
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Faculty:
Kiplee Bell
Duration:
11 Hours 44 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 09, 2020

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. Finish 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

Purchase today and leave feeling prepared and confident in your ability to overcome the most challenging complexities of working with geriatric patients as a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS)!


BECOME CERTIFIED!

Completion of this training fulfills the educational requirements should you choose to apply for certification as a Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS) – Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CDCS for professional requirements.

 

Handouts

Outline

DAY ONE
Differentiating Dementias
  • Normal vs. Abnormal Aging
  • Types of Dementias
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Pharmacological Management
Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the Healthcare Professional
  • Drug Utilization Amongst the Elderly
  • Billing Codes That You MUST Know
  • Clinical Pharmacological Issues in the Elderly
Pain Management in the Elderly
  • The Challenges Associated with Controlled Substances
  • Pain Control … Is every patient’s RIGHT

DAY TWO
Managing Geriatric Behaviors: Wandering, Aggression, Malnutrition and More
  • Wandering
  • Physical Aggression
  • Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
  • Eating Issues & Nutrition in Elders with Dementia
  • Sleepless Nights & Sundowning
  • Professional Issues
Geriatric Emergencies
  • Physiological Changes with Aging
  • Common Underlying Chronic Illness
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Pulmonary Emergencies
  • Cerebrovascular Emergencies
  • Orthopedic Emergencies
  • Abdominal Emergencies
Top Ten Medications to Avoid in the Geriatric Patient
  • The BEERS List
  • Risks Associated with Anticholinergic Drugs
  • The TOP TEN
  • 5 Things Patients & Physicians Should Question

Faculty

Kiplee Bell, MD Related seminars and products: 1


Kiplee Bell, MD, earned board certification as a Physician Assistant, an additional master’s degree in Gerontology and finally her Doctorate in Medicine. Over the course of her career, Kiplee has worked in acute care, urgent care, ambulatory care and long-term care settings. Currently, she often diagnoses and treats geriatric patients for a variety of medical and behavioral symptoms.

She has served as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies across the U.S. on the impact of drug development on geriatric patients and has been published in several academic journals. She is respected by both her patients and professional associates for her ability to communicate meaningful information in a memorable, practical manner.