The Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine & Board Review Course
The course is designed for clinicians (physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians, and social workers) who wish to provide better care for their geriatric patients. It also seeks to prepare providers who are planning to become board-certified in geriatric medicine or a related geriatric qualification to take the certification exam.
- Diagnose and manage common geriatric syndromes (for example: urinary incontinence, metabolic bone disease, dementia, falls);
- Describe organ-specific changes and diseases as they relate to the geriatric patient;
- Develop a clinical approach to geriatric patients based on knowledge of geriatric syndromes;
- Apply the principles of preventive medicine, ethics, rehabilitation, and psychiatry as they relate specifically to the geriatric patient;
- Propose appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment for older adults;
- Identify pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics changes that affect drug use in the geriatric patient; and
- Discuss the social milieu in which the elderly patient lives;
- Utilize the complex service delivery network that has been devised to serve the elderly patient;
- Describe the operation of long-term care systems and specialized geriatric assessment programs designed to specially treat the elderly person.
- 16.25 APAAPA credit.