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 clinical 3.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This popular session by four experienced speakers from Cleveland Clinic and St. Louis University will present an intensive session on updates in treating chronic disease in frail elders in the continuum of care, including transitions from one setting to another. Recent advances in our approach to chronic disease in the older population suggest we revise our approach to frail elders in the continuum of care. Additional data on the relationship of delirium to dementia and depression may help us understand how to assess and treat delirium in patients admitted to skilled settings. These and other related issues will be address during this session.
Identify opportunities to adapt disease management guidelines to frail elders.
Account for patient-centered goals and geriatric syndromes.
List opportunities to improve delirium detection and treatment in the nursing home
Speakers(s): Barbara Messinger-Rapport, MD, PhD, CMD; Dulce Cruz, MD; John E. Morley, MB BCH; David R. Thomas, MD
Disclosure(s): Barbara Messinger-Rapport, MD, PhD, CMD - Omnicare: P&T Member. John E. Morley, MB BCH has no financial disclosures to report. David R. Thomas, MD has no financial disclosures to report.
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