AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

SA16 - Health Maintenance Strategies in PALTC

Mar 9, 2019 2:30pm ‐ Mar 9, 2019 3:30pm


Description

This session will review current health maintenance recommendations for persons in the PALTC continuum. Topics to be covered include cancer screening, immunization, and strategies for screening and prevention of some common chronic conditions and lifestyle risk factors in the PALTC population (diabetes, hypertension, dementia, falls, frailty, osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, depression, and hyperlipidemia). An evidence-based framework will be presented for developing a patient-centered, interprofessional approach to preventative health maintenance for this unique population. Potential barriers to implementation will be discussed. Case-based scenarios will be utilized for an interactive session.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review current evidence-based health screening recommendations within a risk-to-benefit framework for the PALTC population.
  • Discuss currently recommended evidence-based preventative interventions within a risk-to-benefit framework for the PALTC population.
  • Describe some current prognostication tools appropriate for decision-making in PALTC.
  • Develop an updated and patient-centered template for health screening and prevention in PALTC.

Speaker(s):

  • Elizabeth Hames, DO, CMD, Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kenya Rivas, MD, CMD, Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

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