Acute Care for Elders National Conference | Northcentral Technical College

Acute Care for Elders National Conference

November 11, 2016 8:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Northcentral Technical College - Center for Health Sciences - Room 1004 1000 W Campus Drive
Join us at NTC to see a live video feed of the Acute Care for Elders 2016 National Conference. This event is brought to you in partnership with Aurora Health Care. Guests are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to participate in surveys and acquire class materials electronically. Lunch will be served.
 
Sessions include:
 
8:05  to 9:05 a.m.
Acute Care for Elders – State-of-the-Art
Robert Palmer, MD, MPH -- Director of the Glennan Center for Geriatrics & Gerontology, John Franklin Chair & Professor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
•  Review key vulnerabilities for older adults during their acute illness.
•  Describe the evidence base for acute care for elders and related models of care.
•  Summarize the benefits of interdisciplinary care on outcomes of hospitalization.
 
9:05 to 9:20 a.m.
Break
 
9:20 to 10:15 a.m.
How Innovations Can Improve the Future of Medicare
Paul McGann, MD -- Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Quality Improvement at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Co-Director of CMS Partnership for Patients & the Co-Director of the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative.
•  Describe the key changes of the quality payment program for Medicare reimbursement..
•  Outline some key themes to improve care for older adults beyond the hospital setting.
•  Outline some key themes in which innovation can be based.
 
10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Break
 
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
An Approach to a Hospitalized Patient with Dementia
Ann Kolanowski, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN -- Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Associated Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, University Park, Pennsylvania
•  Describe nuances to the assessment and examination of an older patient with dementia during their acute illness.
•  Describe strategies to address challenging behaviors of an older patient with dementia during their hospital care.
 
11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Improving Emergency Care for Older Americans
Kevin Biese, MD, MAT -- University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine; Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs; Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division Geriatrics; Co-Director Division of Geriatrics Emergency Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
•  Describe the unique vulnerabilities of older adults as they present to American Emergency Departments.
•  Describe the Geriatrics Emergency Department Collaborative.
•  Describe key interventions to prepare all emergency departments in America for safe care of older adults.
 
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch
 
12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Delirium Superimposed on Dementia
Ann Kolanowski, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN -- Professor of Nursing; Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Associated Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, University Park, Pennsylvania
•  Describe the mental status examination of an older patient with delirium and/or dementia.
•  Describe the key principles to the bedside approach to an older patient with delirium superimposed on dementia.
•  Describe a plan of care to address the patients’ needs at the time of discharge to home.
 
1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Honoring Choices Wisconsin
Joyce Hart Smerick, Director, Honoring Choices Wisconsin, An Initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society, Respecting Choices First Steps Organization Faculty.
•  Describe the importance of advance care planning.
•  Define the Honoring Choices Wisconsin’s mission and vision.
•  Outline the outcomes of successful advance care planning.
 
1:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Break
 
1:45 to 2:15 p.m.
Ten Key Principles to Medication Safety for Older Adults
Angela Colella, PharmD, BCPS -- Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
•  List 10-key principles that help guide safe use of medications in acutely ill older patients.
•  Identify how to integrate at least two key principles of medication safety specific to older adults into hospital inpatient care provision.
•  Recognize and make recommendations to bridge potential gaps in medication safety for older adults during transitions of care.
 
2:15 to 2:45  p.m.
Collaboration Between Two High Performing Programs – Rehab Aides & Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
Jonny Macias-Tejada, MD – Medical Director for the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program, and Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health,
Dori Tooke -- Director, Inpatient Rehab Services, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
•  Define the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP).
•  Identify the key interventions of the rehabilitation aides.
•  Describe the conceptual model for integrating two hospital programs towards improved mobility of acutely ill older patients.
 
2:45  to 3:00 p.m.
Finding the “Secret Sauce” to Excellent Geriatrics Care
Michael Malone, MD -- Medical Director, Aurora Senior Services  & Aurora at Home, Geriatrics Fellowship Director, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Clinical  Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin School  of Medicine & Public  Health, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
•  Describe the unique approach to safe and compassionate care for older adults in America.
 
 

Pricing

There is no cost for this event. Preregistration is required.

CEU Information

5.25 CEUs will be offered.

Location Information

Northcentral Technical College - Center for Health Sciences - Room 1004 1000 W Campus Drive 1000 W. Campus Drive Wausau, WI 54401