Medical Challenges in the Geriatric Population

Medical Challenges in the Geriatric Population

Course ID: 14091

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Course Description

This online module is self-directed and self-paced, and is designed to impart knowledge that addresses multiple diagnoses, diseases, and symptoms that are more commonly seen in the geriatric population.

At the end of this module, the learner should be better able to:

  • Routinely and proactively discuss symptoms with patients and families

  • Identify the characteristic symptoms of the various types of diseases

  • Describe how appropriate tests are conducted and what information can be derived from them

  • Explain the efficacy, limitations and adverse effect of medications, procedures, and programs used to treat the various types of diseases

Duration of Each Session: approximately 1 hour
Release Date: 08/01/2011
Termination Date: 05/31/2012

Target Audience

Physicians (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Surgeons), Psychiatrists, PA's, APN's, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, MEdical or Nursing Students, and those interested in the learning material

Faculty Information

Ron Hamdy, MD, FRCP, FACP
Chair
ETSU Department of Geriatrics & Gerontology
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

William M. Wason, MD Phd
Former Chief of Rheumatology
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Ruth Ketron, RDH. MA. EdG. GCG. CBS
Professor Emertira of Dental Hygiene
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Wellmont Hospital Education Department
AHA Wellmont Center Faculty at Wellmont.

T. Watson Jernigan, MD
Chair
ETSU Department of Ob/Gyn
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Keith Huffaker, MD
Assistant Professor
ETSU Department of Ob/Gyn
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

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Method of Participation

Learning for this activity involves listening to the session video which includes case scenarios covering diagnosis, treatment and communication issues followed by a post test based on the material presented.

To receive credit for this activity you must:
  • View presentation
  • Complete and submit the post test
  • Complete the evaluation form in order to receive CME credit

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Accreditation Statement

The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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