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 clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will feature encore presentations of the latest in long term care medicine research presented at the most recent AGS Annual Scientific Meeting. Randomized Trial of a Decision Aid for Feeding Options in Advanced Dementia Anthony J. Caprio, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A National Study of Feeding Tube Use and Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits by Nursing Home Residents Caroline E. Stephens, PhD, MSN, APRN, BC, San Francisco VA Medical Center/UCSF Delirium during Acute Illness (AI) in Nursing Home Residents Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS, James J. Peters VA Medical Center
Explain how use of a decision aid can help to improve the quality of decision-making about feeding options in advanced dementia.
Discuss whether nursing home residents with feeding tubes are more likely to have potentially preventable ED visits.
Describe how risk factors for delirium, as well as prevention and treatment strategies for delirium in the nursing home setting may differ from that in other settings.
Speakers(s): Belinda Vicioso, MD, CMD; Anthony J. Caprio, MD; Caroline E. Stephens, PhD, MSN, APRN, BC; Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS
Disclosure(s): Belinda Vicioso, MD, CMD; Anthony J. Caprio, MD; Caroline E. Stephens, PhD, MSN, APRN, BC has no financial disclosures to report. Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS has no financial disclosures to report.