80045102/13172 - Fourth Annual Service Members and Veterans: Treatment Methods, End-of-life Considerations, and Changes in Cognitive Function for the Aging Patient


Date & Location
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner Bldg., Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Geriatric Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Speech Language Pathology

Overview
The Fourth Annual Service Members and Veterans: Treatment Methods, End-of-life Considerations and Changes in Cognitive Function for the Aging Patient is a CME course designed for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Primary Care Physicians, Epidemiologists, Nurse Case Managers, Public Health Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Researchers, Physician's Assistants and Social Workers. Physicians working in the Department of Defense and in the Veterans Health Administration, Geriatric Medicine Internists, General Medicine Internists, Geriatric providers who are interested in geriatric medicine.

Objectives
  1. Identify the common neuropsychiatric disturbances affecting the elderly
  2. Recognize common end of life rituals and practices specific to the aging Veteran.
  3. Identify current pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions used to manage agitation in the elderly
  4. Identify the current VA initiatives to meet the needs of an aging Veteran population.
  5. Recognize the unique risk of suicide and suicidal behavior in geriatric populations

Accreditation
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.