Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session presents 12-15 articles published in the past year which have the potential to impact the practice of medicine and the processes of care for frail elders in the continuum of care. All articles are chosen and critically appraised by experienced, multidisciplinary practitioners and educators. This presentation has been well received each year and is often the site of spirited discussion.
Identify updated treatments to diagnose or manage acute or chronic disease in frail elders.
Describe techniques to manage geriatric syndromes in a long term care setting.
Explain polypharmacy to certain clinical conditions.
Speakers(s): Barbara J. Messinger-Rapport, MD, PhD, CMD; John Morley, MB, BCh; Julie Gammack, MD,C MD; Mary Pat Rapp, PhD, RN
Disclosure(s): Julie Gammack, MD has no disclosures to report. Barbara J. Messinger-Rapport, MD, PhD, CMD has no disclosures to report. John Morley, MB,BCh - Ascend: Grant/Research Support; Baxter: Grant/Research Support, Consultant; Numico: Grant/Research Support; Nestle: Grant/Research Support; Danone: Grant/Research Support; Merk & Co.: Speakers' Bureau; Indevus: Speakers' Bureau; Orthobiotec: Speakers' Bureau; GTx: Speakers' Bureau; Amgen: Speakers' Bureau, Consultant; Novartis Nutritional: Speakers' Bureau; Novartis: Speakers' Bureau, Consultant; Mattern Pharmaceuticals: Speakers' Bureau, Consultant, Stocks; Edunn Biotec: Consultant, Stocks; Undevus: Consultant; Abott: Consultant; Glaxo Smith Kline: Consultant; Cytokinetics: Consultant; Ligand: Consultant Mary Pat Rapp, PhD, RN has no disclosures to report.
References: Utilized the OVID with restrictions to 'aged' and 'nursing homes' every 2 weeks Utilized BMJ evidence matters search weekly with geriatrics and psychiatry restrictions Utilized ACP best evidence search weekly with geriatrics and psychiatry restrictions Hand-search of literature and references