Edmund G. Beacham 41st Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics
Thu. Feb 13, 2014 7:00am - Sat. Feb 15, 2014 12:00pm
(Registration Required. Please see the attached brochure for complete details and registration form)
The aging of the American population is well known and significantly impacts many aspects of health care needs and delivery. Most clinicians have received very little or no formal geriatrics training, despite this growing trend in the number of elderly patients they care for. Surveys demonstrate that physicians commonly report discomfort and dissatisfaction with providing care to the elderly. Further, studies evaluating standard quality indicators for the care of the vulnerable elderly show quite poor quality of care. Elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities report high rates of dissatisfaction with their health care. This activity is designed to provide practical information to clinicians and healthcare professionals who care for elderly patients; it will improve knowledge about diseases and syndromes common in the elderly and offer practical and effective guides to their management.
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
Recognize common geriatric syndromes and initiate treatment for these syndromes
Identify approaches to and limits of management of specific disease of organ systems that are common in the elderly, (e.g., hypertension, coronary artery disease, BPH, Alzheimer’s Disease).
Describe important research developments that influence the clinical care of geriatric patients
Comprehend the dynamic nature of current support of primary care practice for seniors and the opportunities to improve care quality that likely will be enhanced by health care reform.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This 19.2 contact hour Educational Activity (preconference 2.0 and program 17.2) is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.