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NEW: Topical Collections

Best practice updates in Geriatric medicine

Geriatric medicine is complex and ever changing.  Learn from experts from leading healthcare and academic institutions on managing hospice and palliative care, dementia and Alzheimer's, pain management and more.

We currently offer an array of Topical Collections with more to come.

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Highlights from Customers:

Diagnosing and Managing Psychosis in Elderly Patients with Dementia by George T. Grossberg, MD

“A VERY practical presentation of illness characteristics and management. Thank you.”

Assessing Decision-Making Capacity by Rebecca Crow, DO

“Excellent review making primary care providers ABLE to assist their patients in some of the most important decisions in their lives.”

Palliative Care: Pearls and Pitfalls by Brook A. Calton, MD

“The speaker did an excellent job of giving practical and applicable advice on caring for patients near the end of life.”

Geriatric MedicineGeriatric Medicine CME Topics and Learning Objectives:

Alzheimer's, Dementia, and More (Geriatric Medicine 2019)
• Recognize the early signs and symptoms of dementia and distinguish among normal cognitive decline resulting from aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia.
• Evaluate levels of cognitive and functional decline in patients with dementia.
• Characterize the different types of dementia based on clinical presentation.
• Differentiate Parkinson disease dementia from dementia with Lewy bodies.
• Discuss the impact of dementia on caregivers.
• Select appropriate antipsychotic agents for patients with dementia secondary to Parkinson disease.
• Identify risk factors for depression and suicide, assess an individual’s capacity for suicide, and implement interventions that reduce the risk for suicide.
• Distinguish among different psychiatric conditions that can cause psychosis.
• Prescribe appropriate medications for elderly patients with psychiatric disorders.
Osteoporosis, Diabetes, & Other Musculoskeletal/Metabolic Diseases
• Summarize the biology of bone healing after fractures.
• Adjust the treatment goals and medication regimens for patients with diabetes and cognitive impairments.
• Develop management strategies for elderly patients with diabetes based on comorbidities, geriatric syndromes, and frailty.
• Identify etiologies of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in the elderly and discuss the risks associated with subclinical hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in the elderly.
• Emphasize the importance of diet for prevention of fractures.
• Recommend an appropriate exercise regimen for optimization of bone health.
• Explain the pathologic changes in osteoarthritis, identify risk factors and symptoms of osteoarthritis, and identify optimal treatment strategies for patients with osteoporosis.
• Counsel patients about the risks and benefits of bisphosphonate therapy.
Approach to Pain in the Elderly (Geriatric Medicine 2019)
• Describe changes that occur in the pathways and physiology of pain secondary to aging.
• Choose appropriate formulations of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to achieve pain relief safely in elderly patients.
• Prescribe effective pain medications and ancillary treatments for chronic or persistent pain in the elderly.
• Diagnose opioid use disorder in older adults and recommend effective treatment options for older adults with opioid-use disorder.
• Consider use of femoral nerve blocks in patients who have sustained hip fractures.
• Assess pain levels in patients with dementia using Abbey Pain Scale and other tools.
• Counsel patients about the benefits of specialty-level palliative care.
• Assist patients and their caregivers with advance care planning.
Aging Crises: Emergencies & Trauma in Older Patients
• List the most common causes and areas of injury in the elderly trauma patient.
• Implement strategies to improve outcomes of rib fractures, head injury, and hip fractures in older adults.
• Explain the effects of patient frailty on surgical outcomes and use objective tools in the preoperative assessment of frailty in surgical patients.
• Explain the adaptive changes associated with sickness behavior.
• Describe the findings of recent research on the potential benefits and harms of oral and enteral nutritional support in older adults.
• Appropriately treat influenza and pneumonia in different risk groups.
• Recognize risk factors for delirium and prevent, diagnose, and treat delirium in older patients.
• Implement programs for monitoring the effects of aging on cognition.
Elder Care Across the Spectrum
• Develop a systematic approach to deprescribing medication in older adults.
• Prescribe appropriate therapies for a patient with overactive bladder and dyspareunia.
• Counsel patients about preventing progression of cognitive impairment and age-related macular degeneration.
• Encourage physical activity in older adults and implement strategies to reduce the risk for falls in these patients.
• Encourage and facilitate advance care planning in elderly patients and communicate effectively with patients about end-of-life issues and the benefits of palliative care.
• Identify patients at risk for COPD, formulate a differential diagnosis, and develop a guideline-directed approach to treatment.
• Recognize and manage common urologic and sexual disorders in older men.
• Describe changes in sleep that occur with advanced age.

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