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 3.5 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 3.5 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session presents intensive updates in treating chronic disease, weight loss, and delirium in the nursing setting. Recent advances in our approach to chronic disease in the older population suggest we revise our approach to diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and atrial fibrillation. Weight loss in the nursing home, particularly related to medical nutritional therapy and to polypharmacy, continues to be a problem in the setting of disease management. Additional data on the relationship of delirium to dementia may help understand how to assess and treat delirium in patients admitted to skilled nursing settings. These and other issues will be addressed in this intensive session.
Identify opportunities to modify disease management guidelines to address geriatric syndromes such as weight loss and polypharmacy.
List opportunities to improve delirium detection and treatment in the nursing home.
Speakers(s): Barbara Messinger-Rapport, MD, CMD; John Morley, MB BCH; Julie K. Gammack, MD, CMD; David R. Thomas, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Barbara Messinger-Rapport, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. David R. Thomas, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Julie K. Gammack, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. John E. Morley, MB BCH has no financial disclosures to report.