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On Demand Webinar

The Older Patient Office Visit: Tips and Techniques


Challenges in Treating the Older Patient
Credit(s): 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
1 ETHICS
1 TMLT
Course Number: PME-OLDPT/GEN
Original Program Date: August 21, 2012
Duration: 58 minutes
Access: Available until August 21, 2015
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    With baby boomers aging and people living longer, more physicians, especially primary care physicians, are seeing more older patients. Office visits with these patients can be time-consuming and frustrating for both physician and patient; often the problems revolve around poor communication on both sides. This webinar offers proven, practical ways to engage elderly patients and their families while managing the office visit effectively — as well as to broach difficult topics like taking away the keys and end-of-life care. In addition, the webinar discusses liability issues that are unique to caring for elderly patients.

     

    Program Highlights

    This webinar shows you how to:

    • Anticipate the challenges of seeing older patients and adopt procedures to make office visits go smoothly,

    • Focus discussion with patients and families on what the patients can do, rather than what they no longer can or should do,

    • Learn effective techniques for talking about topics from medication changes to driving safety to hospice care, and

    • Recognize where treating elderly patients may have extra liability considerations.                                                                                                                   

     

    Released Aug. 21, 2012

    Expires Aug. 21, 2015

     

    Target Audience
    Physicians and physician’s office staff in all specialties who are interested in medico-legal compliance and practical ways to reduce the potential for professional liability.

     

    Course Objectives:
    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 

    • Identify common issues physicians face with the older patient demographic;

    • Discuss strategies to manage the older patients care safely and effectively; and

    • Recognize the difficulties patients and families face with formal guardianships and end of life issues.

     

    Teaching Methods 

    • Lecture

    • Questions and answers

     

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    Liability Insurance Discount

    Physicians who are insured with Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) may earn professional liability insurance discounts by participating in approved continuing education activities. TMLT policyholders who complete this course will earn a 3-percent discount (not to exceed$1,000), which will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

    1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)   The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.

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    1 ETHICS   This course has been designated for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

    1 TMLT   Physicians who are insured with Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) may earn professional liability insurance discounts by participating in approved continuing education activities. TMLT policyholders who earn 3 TMLT credits within 12 consecutive months will earn a 3-percent discount (not to exceed $1,000), which will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

    Rogelio Trevino, MD

    Rogelio Trevino M.D., board certified in family medicine and a primary care provider for adult and geriatric medicine.  Dr. Trevino completed his internship at the University of Texas Health Center in 2006 and his fellowship at George Washington University Hospital in 2008.

     

    Dr. Trevino’s mission is to provide quality healthcare to the residents of Williamson County in Texas.  With a firm belief in practicing evidence based medicine. 

     

    DescriptionPagesFile Size
    PowerPoint Slides (In Note Taking Format)NA300 KB
    MD Consult Patient Education HandoutsNANA
    TMA Quality ImprovementNANA
    AMA Medication SafetyNANA
    American Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice GuidelinesNANA
    AMA Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older DriversNANA
    Katie’s Law and Elderly DriversNANA
    American Geriatrics Society Coordination of Care NANA
    Texas Helplines and Resourced for Elder AbuseNANA
    Eldercare Locator (800) 677-1116NANA
    TMA Medical Ethics for Advance Directives and DNRNANA
    TMA Knowledge Center Subject Matter AlertsNANA
     
     
     
     
     
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