Emergencies in the Geriatric Patient – Steven Atkinson

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Emergencies in the Geriatric Patient – Steven Atkinson

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This is the best seminar on geriatric emergencies that you will ever attend– GUARANTEED! Join Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, nationally known expert, author and speaker on geriatrics for a high-energy, dynamic seminar filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussions and interactive learning. You will leave this seminar with practical techniques that you can apply the next day!

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  • Cardiovascular Crisis
  • Mental Status Changes: Normal or Not?
  • PolyPharmacy Hazards
  • Abuse & Neglect: Don’t Get Fooled
  • And Much More…

This is the best seminar on geriatric emergencies that you will ever attend– GUARANTEED! Join Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, nationally known expert, author and speaker on geriatrics for a high-energy, dynamic seminar filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussions and interactive learning. You will leave this seminar with practical techniques that you can apply the next day!

If you work with geriatric patients this is a seminar that you won’t want to miss! In this one-day seminar you will learn to anticipate and manage a wide variety of emergencies that occur in the elderly population. Learn how to identify the vulnerabilities in older adults that predispose them to illness and injury. Develop strategies used to implement interventions that will prevent complications in your patients. Whether it be an adverse drug event, injuries due to a fall or cardiac complications you must be prepared to properly assess and treat your patient. Attend this seminar and learn how to improve your care of the geriatric patient.


OUTLINE

Identifying Vulnerability in Older Adults

  • Common Underlying Chronic Illness
    • Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Vision Loss
  • Atypical Presentation of the Elderly
    • The Afebrile Septic Patient
    • The Lag-time with CXR’s
  • Polypharmacy
    • Drug-Drug Interactions
    • The Top 10 Drugs to Avoid
  • Nutritional Deficits
  • Environmental Hazards and Falls
  • Dementia vs. Delirium
    • The Take-Home Message You Shouldn’t Forget!

Neurological Emergencies

  • Syncope – The “Million-Dollar” Work-Up
    • Causes: TIA, CVA, Vasovagal
  • TIA: Why it can be Misleading
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases
    • TIA vs. CVA
    • Assessment Tricks that Doctors Use
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
    • Assessment Tricks
    • The “Golden Hour”
  • Seizures

Orthopedic Emergencies

  • Major Orthopedic Fractures
    • Spine, Ribs, Pelvis, Femur
  • Complications of Major Fractures
  • Compartment Syndrome
    • Defined/Presentation/Treatment

Abdominal Emergencies

  • GI Hemorrhage, Pancreatitis, Diverticulitis
  • Bowel Infarction, Ectopic

Infectious Disease

  • Bacteremia/Septicemia
  • The “Never-Ending” UTI
  • When to React
  • Antibiotic Resistance

Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • AMI/CHF Readmissions
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
    • Tropoinin, CK-MB and Other Lab Tests
    • Protocols and Outcomes
  • Heart Failure
    • Presentation
    • DON’T Treat the Labs, Treat the Patient
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Recognizing the Serious
    • Arrhythmias
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease
    • Differentiation
    • “Old-School” and “New-School” Treatments

Pulmonary Diseases

  • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Watermark’s sign, Hampton’s Hump
    • The S1, Q3, T3 finding
    • “Old-School” and “New-School” Treatments
  • Pneumonia
    • Viral Pneumonia
    • Diagnostic Tests

Renal Emergencies

  • Electrolytic Disorders
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Nephrolithiasis

Abuse and Neglect

  • Risk Factors
  • Clinical PEARLS: Don’t get Fooled
  • Your Obligations / Involving Family

OBJECTIVES

  • Distinguish etiologic and pathologic factors associated with each emergency discussed.
  • Develop diagnoses and formulate plans of care for discussed disorders.
  • Identify vulnerabilities in older adults that make them more susceptible to emergencies
  • Devise methods to reduce potential injury from falls in the elderly.
  • Compile physical and physiological reasons for changes in mental status.
  • Identify the signs of multiple medication effects on geriatric patients.
  • Develop strategies to identify abuse and neglect.

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