The Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course
The Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course is an in-depth, knowledge-based review of the field of Geriatric Medicine. It is designed for all providers who care for older adults: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists who wish to provide better care for their patients.
Physicians and other clinicians planning to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Examination in Geriatric Medicine (or recertification) or comparable examinations for other health disciplines will also benefit from the course, which is jointly provided by the University of Wisconsin– Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
During the course, participants learn about principles of aging; the clinical approach to the geriatric patient; major syndromes such as dementia, incontinence, falls and metabolic bone disease; organ-specific diseases that have special import for the geriatric patient; and clinical pearls regarding care for the geriatric population.
Special emphasis will be placed on neuropsychiatry, pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treatment, and systems of geriatric care including long-term care and geriatric assessment. The course offers didactic sessions, question and answer sessions with presenters, and case-based learning. In addition to the plenary sessions for all interprofessional learners, specialized breakout sessions will be offered for social workers and pharmacists.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, and psychologists.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the diagnosis and management of common geriatric syndromes (e.g., urinary incontinence, metabolic bone disease, dementia, and falls).
- Describe organ-specific changes and diseases as they relate to the geriatric patient.
- Develop a clinical approach to geriatric patients based on knowledge of geriatric syndromes.
- Summarize the principles of preventive medicine, ethics, rehabilitation, and psychiatry as they relate specifically to the geriatric patient.
- Discuss appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for older adults.
- Identify pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic changes that affect drug use in the geriatric patient.
- Discuss the social milieu in which the elderly patient lives.
- Recognize the complex service delivery network that has been devised to serve the elderly patient.
- Describe the operation of long-term care systems and specialized geriatric assessment programs designed to treat the elderly person.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
A maximum of 27 hours of knowledge-based CE credit can be earned by successfully completing this live activity. Pharmacists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CE credit information, based on verification of live attendance and completion of the program evaluation, will be provided to NABP within 60 days after the activity completion.
University Activity Number (UAN) JA0000358-9999-19-074-L01-P, 27 hours (2.7 CEUs)
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Iowa Board of Nursing
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 ANCC contact hours (6.75 of which are eligible for pharmacotherapeutic contact hours) and 27 Iowa contact hours.The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. A copy of the evaluation(s) may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 2.7 continuing education units (CEUs) or 27 hours.
Wisconsin certificate holders may earn a maximum of 27 Continuing Education Hours for attending this activity, participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. Please visit: https://www.naswwi.org/continuing-education/continuing-education-approval/ and click on ‘New Continuing Education Rules’ for additional State of WI information. For all other states: Check with your state licensing board if you have questions. Indicate the course is approved for both UW-Madison CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
- 27.00 ACPE Contact Hours - Pharmacist
- 27.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 27.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 6.75 ANCC Pharmacotherapy Contact Hours
- 27.00 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
- 27.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours