Geriatric Medicine CME Courses

Geriatric Medicine CME Courses

Format: Live Course
Price: Free
Release Date: 9/18/2015
Expiration Date: 3/18/2016
Summary: Topics include:
  • Understand clinical criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease
  • Implement current expert recommendations to selections of pharmacological therapies for cognitive and behavioral issues at appropriate stages of AD, staying recent on new and emerging therapies as clinical evidence builds
  • Assess uses of current and emerging biomarkers and imaging techniques with ability to improve the accuracy and speed of AD diagnoses
  • Design comprehensive management plans for patients with AD that adjusts to patient needs across the disease spectrum, which makes collaborative use of the full range of clinical and social resources, such as specialists, family members, nursing, home health, and local/national social services and patient organizations
Format: Audio CD, MP3
Price: $199
Summary: Package includes Critical Care Issues for Older Adults, Management Issues in the Elderly, How to Manage Infections in Older Adults, and Geriatrics syndromes associated with depression, to name a few. A 10-program set.
Format: Online Streaming Video
Price: $25/hour
Release Date: 11/1/2015
Expiration Date: 10/31/2017
Summary: Course Objectives:
  • Ask questions that will help you understand the patient's Explanatory Model, or understanding, of her illness experience.
  • Base your approach to culture using the LEARN mnemonic: Listen, Explain, Acknowledge, Recommend, and Negotiate.
  • Ask and respond to patients' faith-based values and goals for care.
  • Help patients to anticipate and consider aspects of the dying process they might not have considered.
  • Open up communication with others who will be involved in patients' end-of-life care.
  • Incorporate patients' values and preferences in advance care planning.
  • How to respond to requests from a patient's family that raise ethical questions.
  • Determine how to offer truth in order to elicit your patients' preferences.
  • Negotiate solutions that respect patients' preferences as well as your ethical duty.
  • Look at the evidence for and against complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices.
  • Advise patientsbased on evidence.
  • Negotiate treatment plans with patients who incorporate CAM.
  • Build trust and have open communication with patients.
Format: DVD, MP4, Online Streaming Video
Price: $199 - $299
Release Date: 7/1/2014
Expiration Date: 6/30/2017
Summary: End of Life and Palliative Care is a program designed to present an intoduction and review to the intricate world of palliative care. Presentations with visual aids are offered by national proffessionals in the emerging field of palliative care. Lecturers discuss the basic doctrine of palliative care and place emphasis on symptom management for common disease processes, the nature and structure of hospice programs, and how palliative care courses can interface with fundamental medical care. Attendees will have a broad understanding of the field upon completion of this course.
Format: Audio CD, Online Download
Price: $595 - $795
Release Date: 10/1/2013
Expiration Date: 10/1/2016
Summary: Gail M. Sullivan, MD, MPH, AGSF Dr. Sullivan is Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Education, and Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.Dr. Sullivan is a devoted and highly effective promoter for geriatrics education. At the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and prior to that Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Sullivan has designed programs from the ground up introducing, expanding, and assessing geriatric medicine training for medical students, residents and practicing physicians. To produce this training, Dr. Sullivan developed syllabus readings, clinical experiences, conferences, and assessment materials. Her work has set the standard for nationally acclaimed educational competencies in the field.“Dr. Sullivan is an accomplished physician and exemplary teacher,” said C. Seth Landefeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama. “She is an extraordinary role model and an inspiration to geriatrics professionals across the country who seek careers as educators.”Dr. Sullivan joined the AGS in 1985 and has been on the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society editorial board since 1998. For the past 2 editions, Dr. Sullivan served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the AGS Geriatrics Review Syllabus and was an Associate Question Editor for 3 prior editions.In June 2010, Dr. Sullivan became the first Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. This is the first journal targeting graduate medical education research.Dr. Sullivan is the recent recipient of the 2013 Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award. This distinguished award is given annually to an AGS member who has provided exceptional leadership training students in geriatrics and has made significant contributions to the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools.
Format: Audio CD, DVD, MP3, MP4, Online Streaming Video
Price: $1,295 - $1,795
Release Date: 10/15/2014
Expiration Date: 10/15/2017
Summary: Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine is a course designed for clinicians and others who are taking the geriatric medicine and/or hospice and palliative medicine certification(s) or recertification in geriatric medicine. In addition, this course is for those physicians and other healthcare professionals who want to modernize their clinical knowledge in geriatric and palliative medicine.

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