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Challenging Geriatric Behaviors

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors

STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS
STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS
on behalf of Pesi HealthCare

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Launch date: 21 May 2018
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Last updated: 11 Nov 2018

Reference: 189366

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Description

This is the best seminar on challenging geriatric behaviors that you will ever complete - 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. Completion of this seminar will leave you with practical techniques you can apply the next day!

Dealing with cognitively-impaired geriatric patients can be challenging even for the experienced healthcare professional. You will learn strategies to manage behaviors such as:
Dementia
Aggression
Anxiety and depression
Refusal of food and fluids
Inappropriate sexual advances
If older adults are routinely under your care, minimize your risk of escalating the problems associated with troublesome, often irrational behavior by attending this program. Gain valuable insights into the causes of challenging geriatric behaviors and learn innovative and practical intervention strategies to improve the care you provide.

Objectives

Develop strategies to manage difficult behaviors in seniors who have an altered perception of reality.
On completion of this course, the learner will develop strategies to manage difficult behaviors in seniors who have an altered perception of reality.
Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.
Discuss current research on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as lifestyle factors to slow the disease progression.
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to discuss current research on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as lifestyle factors to slow the disease progression.
Summarize the safety issues associated with geriatric patients who drive and identify individuals who pose a safety threat.
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to summarize the safety issues associated with geriatric patients who drive and identify individuals who pose a safety threat.
Explain why wandering occurs in individuals with cognitive impairment and develop strategies to minimize or redirect this behavior.
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to explain why wandering occurs in individuals with cognitive impairment and develop strategies to minimize or redirect this behavior.
Describe the environmental and behavioral causes of agitation.
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe the environmental and behavioral causes of agitation.
Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in individuals with dementia.
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in individuals with dementia.
Distinguish between normal sleeping patterns and bedtime issues which could lead to increased health problems.
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to distinguish between normal sleeping patterns and bedtime issues which could lead to increased health problems.
Analyze the physical and psychological changes that affect an elder’s desire and ability to eat including the changes in nutritional requirements.
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to dnalyze the physical and psychological changes that affect an elder’s desire and ability to eat including the changes in nutritional requirements.
Identify the signs of caregiver stress and develop intervention.
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to identify the signs of caregiver stress and develop intervention.
STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS

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STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS
on behalf of Pesi HealthCare

Steven Atkinson is a Board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota interacting with patients in all care settings. He has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and involved in medicine for nearly 25 years.

He is frequently asked to medically manage the most difficult geriatric patients and help families gain insight into this disease process. Some of his best talents include educating staff about how to manage patients' behaviors non-pharmacologically. Just recently, Steven was asked by the Medical School at the University of Colorado to help direct a fellowship program in Geriatrics. He has also spoken at the distinguished and "invitation-only" Denver Pathological Society.

He is a published author and speaks locally to families and facilities. He has spoken nationally and internationally since 2003 providing his expertise in the area of dementia and pharmacology. He has also been graciously recognized for his compassionate and dedicated service in Geriatric Medicine in the community within which he serves. Steven has been described as a "dynamic" educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don't miss him!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians; and owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 6.25 Hours
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 6.00 Hours
  • Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON)
  • 6.25 Hours -
    Reference: #346

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No relevant financial relationships, No relevant financial relationships

No relevant financial relationships, No relevant financial relationships

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