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 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will highlight the important features and changes of the CPG for managing dehydration in the long term care setting. The session will include an introduction and epidemiology section, recognition and assessment section, and a management and summary section. Each section of the presentation will be evidenced-based as per the typical CPG format.
Discuss the epidemiology and major risk factors for dehydration in the LTC setting.
Explain the major causes of dehydration in the LTC setting.
Describe key principles in the evaluation of the major types of Dehydration in the LTC setting.
Discuss key principles in the management of Dehydration including ethical and cultural considerations.
Speakers(s): Charles A. Cefalu, MD, MS; Jackie Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC; Eric Tangalos, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC has no disclosures to report. Charles A. Cefalu, MD, MS has no disclosures to report. Eric Tangalos, MD, CMD - Baxter: Consultant