AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 3 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
TheAmerican Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim creditcommensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Belinda A. Vicioso, MD, CMD(Moderator); Kathleen Y. Harrell, NP-C; Bonnie L. Wirfs, MD, CMD; Elizabeth G.Finigan, MD; Arthur Helfand, DPM Disclosure(s): BelindaA. Vicioso, MD, CMD is on the P&T committee and received an honorarium fromOmnicare, Inc. Allother presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships todisclose. Session Description: This session brings pearls from the domains of long term carespecialists. Topics to be coveredare: geriatric skin disorders in variouslong term care settings; hearing loss and its impact on SNF residentcommunication, cognition and socialization with a bedside diagnostic method toidentify common otologic problems; foot health and how to develop a Foot HealthProgram for long term care practitioners including the assessment, education,care, management and training components of the program. Learning Objectives:
Outline the demographic imperative for our elderly patients’ needs inthe areas of skin problems, hearing loss and foot health
Diagnose and treat common disorders in these domains in the elderly
Explain diagnostic and treatment strategies and methods for use bypractitioners in each specialty area
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