AMS – IM – Geriatrics: Dementia; End of Life Care; Sensible Prescribing for the Elderly

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Topics and Objectives

Title: Internal Medicine – Geriatrics: Dementia; End of Life Care; Sensible Prescribing for the Elderly
Faculty: Michael A. Malone, M.D., Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Dementia.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Detect symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of dementia.
  2. Distinguish dementia from treatable conditions that have similar presentations.
  3. Construct a diagnostic plan utilizing EBM and Expert Guidelines.
  4. Differentiate the common Dementia syndromes and distinguish the characteristics between them.
  5. Use EBM to design a treatment plan for dementia.

TOPIC 2: Contemporary Issues in End of Life Care.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Develop a practical approach to assessment of the whole patient in a hospice setting.
  2. Formulate effective approaches to common physical symptoms in the terminally ill.
  3. Integrate effective clinical care of patients and their families in the last days of life based on current evidence-based literature, Guidelines and recommendations of the American Geriatrics Society and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
  4. Relate dementia as a terminal illness

TOPIC 3: Sensible Prescribing Practices for the Elderly.  

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Appraise and appreciate the limits of published trials studies on drug safety and efficacy for seniors.
  2. Assess the subtle but significant drug side effects in the elderly.
  3. Distinguish undesirable prescribing practices and employ better approaches based on current evidence-based referenced literature.

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Title: Internal Medicine – Geriatrics: Dementia; End of Life Care; Sensible Prescribing for the Elderly
Faculty: Michael A. Malone, M.D., Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Dementia.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Detect symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of dementia.
  2. Distinguish dementia from treatable conditions that have similar presentations.
  3. Construct a diagnostic plan utilizing EBM and Expert Guidelines.
  4. Differentiate the common Dementia syndromes and distinguish the characteristics between them.
  5. Use EBM to design a treatment plan for dementia.

TOPIC 2: Contemporary Issues in End of Life Care.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Develop a practical approach to assessment of the whole patient in a hospice setting.
  2. Formulate effective approaches to common physical symptoms in the terminally ill.
  3. Integrate effective clinical care of patients and their families in the last days of life based on current evidence-based literature, Guidelines and recommendations of the American Geriatrics Society and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
  4. Relate dementia as a terminal illness

TOPIC 3: Sensible Prescribing Practices for the Elderly.  

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Appraise and appreciate the limits of published trials studies on drug safety and efficacy for seniors.
  2. Assess the subtle but significant drug side effects in the elderly.
  3. Distinguish undesirable prescribing practices and employ better approaches based on current evidence-based referenced literature.

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