ECHO-Chicago: Geriatrics for Skilled Nursing Facilities
At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:
- Distinguish between typical signs of aging and symptoms associated with other health problems that may need treatment;
- Identify conditions that can be treated at a post-acute care facility versus those that would be better treated at a hospital;
- Generate a treatment plan for management of dementia in geriatric patients;
- Identify basic and best practices in post-acute care for surgical recovery & rehabilitation, anticoagulation, and infections;
- Describe polypharmacy and appropriate medication management for older adults;
- Assess the healthcare professional’s role in advanced care planning including important topics such as power of attorney and living will.
COURSE PLANNING COMMITTEE
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.
Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.