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Seminar Detail

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors
Challenging Geriatric Behaviors

Where:   CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

When:  Monday, October 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description
This is the best seminar on challenging geriatric behaviors that you will ever attend - GUARANTEED! Join Steven Atkinson, nationally-known expert, author and speaker on geriatrics, for a high-energy, dynamic seminar filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussions and interactive learning. You will leave this seminar with practical techniques that you can apply the next day!

Dealing with cognitively-impaired geriatric patients can be challenging even for the experienced healthcare professional. You will learn strategies to manage behaviors such as:
  • Dementia
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Refusal of food and fluids
  • Inappropriate sexual advances

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.
If there is no CE tab, 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.
Program Outline

  • Normal Aging, Dementia, Depression or Delirium
    • Normal aging changes of the mind
    • Depression, dementia, and delirium
    • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
    • Diagnose, differentiate, and develop a plan of care
  • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Stages
    • Assessment
    • Getting a diagnosis
    • Behavioral issues of early diagnosis
    • Management and interventions
    • Pharmacological treatments
  • Driving with Dementia
    • Driving safety
    • Legal issues
    • Assess driving abilities
    • How to take the keys away
  • Wandering
    • Reasons why cognitively impaired individuals wander
    • Is wandering a bad thing?
    • Issues to consider
    • Manage a wanderer's behavior
  • Physical Aggression
    • Identify the cause of aggression
    • Loss of impulse control
    • Regression of the mind/child-like mind
    • Manage the problem
  • Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
    • Normal sexual drive or inappropriate behavior
    • Cognitively impaired individuals
    • Medication management
    • Ethical considerations
  • Refusing to Eat/Forgetting to Eat
    • Reasons why geriatric patients slow or stop eating
    • Nutritional needs in a geriatric patient
    • Improve nutritional status
    • Malnutrition and dehydration
    • Alternatives to eating
  • Sleepless Nights
    • Sundowning and behavioral problems in the evening
    • Why does sundowning occur?
    • Environmental interventions to decrease aggressive behaviors
    • Medication management when it becomes problematic
  • Caregiver Stress
    • Physical, psychological, and emotional stress
    • Identify caregiver burnout and ways to help
    • Assist the caregiver
  • Other Issues
    • Ways to identify potential falls and prevent injury
    • Causes for orthostatic hypotension
    • Ways to avoid using restraints
  • Case Studies: Learning from Experience and Mistakes
    • How to manage sundowners
    • Strategies to improve hygiene
    • Reassurance and redirection

STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS

Steven Atkinson is a Board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and has been involved in medicine for over 30 years.

Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes. Steven is a published author and also sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a "dynamic" educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don't miss him!



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians; and owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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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NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONER/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.

IOWA NURSES: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


NURSE PRACTITIONERS
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NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6.25 clock hours and 6.25 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS
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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


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This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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