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 provide an overview of surgical care for long term care residents. The long term care clinical team must be adept at recognizing surgical emergencies, know when to arrange urgent transfer to acute care, and prepare robust seniors living in continuing care retirement communities for elective surgeries to improve quality and quantity of life. In addition, most skilled long term care facilities provide rehabilitation and aftercare for elderly surgical patients. Accordingly, this session will review the atypical and often protean presentation of surgical emergencies in the elderly, using a case-based approach. Attention will shift next to preparation of the long term care client for elective surgery, with an emphasis on reducing cardiopulmonary complications and prevention of delirium. The session will conclude with discussion of key pre- and post-operative pharmacotherapy issues. Attendees will be given an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Recognize the presentation of surgical emergencies in long term care.
Provide strategies for reducing peri- and post-operative risks for long term care residents.
Optimize pain management, thromboembolism prevention, and other post-operative therapies.
Speakers(s): Daniel Bluestein, MD, MS, CMD; Thomas Grant, MD; Thomas J. Lynch, PharmD
Disclosure(s): Daniel Bluestein, MD, MS, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Thomas Grant, MD has no financial disclosures to report. Thomas J. Lynch, PharmD has no financial disclosures to report.
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