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Seminar Detail

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors
Challenging Geriatric Behaviors

Where:   TACOMA, WA

When:  Friday, November 15, 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.

Your speaker, M. Catherine Wollman, is 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. Assess behavioral problems of older adults with cognitive disturbances.
  2. Compare and contrast the types, essential features, and stages of dementia.
  3. Describe the advantages of recognition and treatment of early dementia.
  4. Summarize non-pharmacologic interventions that address the biopsychosocial needs of the older adult with challenging behaviors.
  5. Implement specific communication strategies for patients with challenging behaviors.
  6. Analyze evidence-based pharmacologic treatments of behavioral problems in patients.
  7. Outline interventions for challenging geriatric behaviors including pain, nutritional deficits, sleep disorders, depression and delerium.
  8. Evaluate causes and interventions for sexually inappropriate behaviors.
  9. Support and educate family and professional caregivers of older adults exhibiting challenging behaviors.

M. CATHERINE WOLLMAN, DNP, GNP-BC

M. Catherine Wollman has been a gerontological nurse practitioner for over 25 years, caring for older adults in acute care, long-term care and home care. Catherine has served as the Director of Senior Health for a large hospital system offering a full spectrum of services, including prevention, acute care, and rehabilitation. In this capacity, she managed outpatient services for seniors and cared for 100 high-risk older adults. As a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, she worked with a nationally-recognized transitional care program for high-risk older adults. Currently, she teaches clinical GNP students in Pennsylvania.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: M. Catherine Wollman is a visiting Professor with Chamberlain College of Nursing. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: M. Catherine Wollman is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.
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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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