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Seminar Detail

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors
Challenging Geriatric Behaviors

Where:   GARDEN CITY, NY

When:  Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:
Dealing with cognitively-impaired geriatric patients can be challenging even for the experienced healthcare professional. Behaviors such as dementia, aggression, anxiety and depression, refusal of food and fluids, and inappropriate sexual advances pose significant potential barriers to the delivery of essential health care. If older adults are routinely under your care, minimize your risk of escalating the problems associated with troublesome, often irrational behavior by attending this program. Gain valuable insights into the causes of challenging geriatric behaviors and learn innovative and practical intervention strategies to improve the care you provide.

Lisa Byrd is an experienced gerontologist and an expert in the field of geriatrics. Join her for a day filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussion and interactive learning. Leave with practical techniques you can apply the next day!
Please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Develop strategies to manage difficult behaviors in seniors who have an altered perception of reality.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.
  3. Discuss current research on the prevention of Alzheimer s disease, as well as lifestyle factors to slow the disease progression.
  4. Summarize the safety issues associated with geriatric patients who drive and identify individuals who pose a safety threat.
  5. Explain why wandering occurs in individuals with cognitive impairment and develop strategies to minimize or redirect this behavior.
  6. Describe the environmental and behavioral causes of agitation.
  7. Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in individuals with dementia.
  8. Distinguish between normal sleeping patterns and bedtime issues which could lead to increased health problems.
  9. Analyze the physical and psychological changes that affect an elder's desire and ability to eat, including the changes in nutritional requirements.
  10. Identify the signs of caregiver stress and develop intervention strategies to prevent burnout.

LISA BYRD, PHD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, GERONTOLOGIST

Lisa Byrd has many years of experience working with the geriatric population by diagnosing, treating, and intervening when problem behaviors occur. Dr. Byrd currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in private practice in a rural family practice clinic, as well as at nursing homes and an in-patient hospital unit-Acute Care of Elders (ACE) - a NICHE accredited unit for Senior care. She performs intake interviews, routine rounds, sick visits, annual history and physicals, medication reviews, and manages the behavioral problems of this geriatric population.

Lisa is a published author of two books and in peer-reviewed nursing/scientific journals. She is active in a number of professional organizations, and is the President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). She teaches geriatric nursing in an advanced practice nursing program, speaks locally as well as nationally, and is considered an expert in the field of geriatrics. Dr. Byrd has the experience and the knowledge to share with you how to successfully manage geriatric behavioral problems in elderly patients.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lisa Byrd maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Lisa Byrd is President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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