Controversies in Geriatric Psychiatry: Age, Aging and Ageism

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Controversies in Geriatric Psychiatry: Age, Aging and Ageism

 

Speaker
Trey Sunderland, MD
Private Practice; Geriatric Psychiatrist, Armed Forces Retirement Home

Disclosures:  The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with the following commercial supporters of the educational presentation and manufacturer of any commercial products discussed in his session: Lundbeck Institute. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length
90 minutes

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

1. Understand why depression and suicide prevention are such important issues and how we might better handle these problems in the elderly.
2. Recognize and treat agitation and psychosis before they lead to nursing home admission and catastrophic reactions.
3. Understand that the elderly often present with symptoms that are different than other age groups with the same underlying diagnosis, affecting diagnostic/prognostic accuracy as well as treatment.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to earn a score of 80% or better on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.


The content of this CNE activity pertains to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information. 

 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
June 27, 2010
9:45-11:15 am
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, VA

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2010
The contact hours for this session expire:  August 23, 2012

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.