Primary Care and Geriatrics: Addressing Issues of Aging Patients-2017 Update Western Mediterranean Cruise

10–21 July 2017
Rome, Italy
 
  1. Atrial Fibrillation
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  2. Be able to use evidence based data to decide between rate and rhythm control in your patient
  • Be able to utilize the CHAD score to decide about anticoagulation in your patient
  • Be able to advise your patient about the pros and cons of ablation as a treatment
    1. Falls Prevention and Management
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Define falls
    • Understand gait and balance disturbances in the elderly
    • Implement a falls management program for long-term care residents
    • Apply quality measures to benefit patient care and practice reimbursement
    • Describe four age related changes which may contribute to falls in your elderly patient
    • Be able to assess environmental changes that may contribute to falls in your patients
    • Be aware of strategies to reduce the incidence of frequent falling in your patients
    1. Osteoporosis
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Understand the Institute of Medicine report on vitamin D
    • Review definitions of osteoporosis by DEXA and FRAX
    • Know which of your patients need to be screened, when and how often
    • Know how to interpret the T score on a DEXA scan and its limitations
    • Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system
    • Recommend appropriate vitamin D therapy
    • Council patients on calcium supplementation and cardiovascular risk
    • Summarize the various dental guidelines on osteonecrosis
    1. Mild Cognitive Impairment
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Define Mild Cognitive Impairment in both amnestic and non-amnestic disease states
    • Understand the potential implications of early diagnosis of dementia for patient care outcomes
    • Describe progress in biomarker research for Alzheimer’s disease
    1. Dementia
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Evaluate patients for symptoms of cognitive and functional loss
    • Know the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease and how to work up this problem in your patients
    • Be able to diagnose Frontotemporal dementia and distinguish it from Parkinson’s disease in your patients
    • Apply appropriate drug and non-drug interventions for patients with dementia
    • Counsel families and caregivers at all stages of disease
    1. Anemia and CKD in the Elderly
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Discuss prevention methods for anemia in CKD with a healthcare team and older patients
    • Identify patients who are at-risk of developing anemia of CKD
    • Develop therapy courses for older people with CKD that combine healthy lifestyle choices and medication
    • Describe best practices in the management of anemia and CKD
    1. Management of Constipation
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of chronic constipation in health care settings
    • Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing chronic constipation
    • Describe the implementation of appropriate bowel protocols in health care settings
    • Outline the elements of treatment plans that can be tailored for individual residents for chronic constipation to prevent severe complications
    1. Depression in the Elderly
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Recommend primary and adjuvant therapy for the depressed elderly patient
    • Utilize the PHQ-9 in all practice settings
    • Identify opportunities for non-drug interventions for depression including cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Know three ways to distinguish Late Life Depression from Major Depressive Disorder in your older patients
    • Recognize three "trigger diseases" which are associated with Late Life Depression
    • Be familiar with four classes of anti-depressant medications and when to utilize them in your patients
    1. Delirium
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Be able to apply the confusion assessment method in diagnosing delirium in your older patients
    • Know at least four major causes of delirium in your patients
    • Be able to develop a plan to prevent and when not possible to effectively treat delirium
    1. Management of Chronic Non-malignant Pain in the Elderly
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Understand the pathogenesis of pain
    • Evaluate pain in elderly patients
    • Apply recent guidelines in pain management
    • Choose appropriate drug therapy and multimodal interventions for the relief of pain
    1. Improving Safety and Reducing Medication Errors
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Identify medications that place long term care residents at high risk of medication misadventure
    • List mechanisms available to decrease the risk of medication errors in select environments
    • Identify the major areas of medication risk in the elderly residents
    • Outline strategies to improve medication safety
    1. COPD and the Management of Respiratory Disease in the Elderly
      Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    2. Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of COPD in health care settings
    • Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing respiratory illness
    • Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen for long-term care residents
    1. Medical Ethics and the End of Life
      Objectives: After this session the learner will be able to:
    2. Understand 3 ethical principles which may be utilized in decision making at the end of life
    • Know when and how to utilize hospice care for your patients
    • Know how to discusss the issue of parenteral feeding with patients and families who are no longer taking food by mouth
    1. Transitions in Care
      Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
    2. Apply the principles of INTERACT in long term care environments "Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers”
    • Consider Project BOOST for hospital transitions “Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions”
    • Understand the principles underlying Project RED “Re-Engineered Discharge”
    1. Case Discussions
      Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
    2. Address any additional discussion items not previously reviewed
    • Present cases for all to consider
    • Review information not clearly stated


  • Key Applications
    • Apply geriatric care quality indicators into every day practice
    • Effectively manage common geriatric syndromes and conditions in different settings of care
    • Re-engineer clinical practice to improve quality, efficiency, and safety in geriatric patients
    • Participate in innovative models of geriatric care that will evolve as Medicare changes its reimbursement policies
    • Apply the updated Beers Criteria in deciding about medication use in your patients
    • Utilize the CHAD score when deciding about anticoagulation in your patients with atrial fibrillation
    • Utilize the Geriatric Depression Scale to screen for depression in your older patients
    • Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD Continuing Education, IncFind out more
    • Robert Louis Dickman, MD FAAFP, AGSF Continuing Education, IncFind out more

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