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Wednesday

This pre-conference workshop discusses therapeutic treatment modalities for chronic wounds including pressure, venous, diabetic foot, and arterial ulcers in the older adult. It includes strategies to optimize wound healing and skin protection. Differentiation and diagnosis of these various chronic wounds are described, including appropriate wound assessment parameters. The wound care dressing selection process is discussed and simplified, giving the attendee the opportunity to engage in discussion and enhanced learning with examples and wound care products.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to apply updated information regarding chronic ulcers to care of the geriatric patient.



Wednesday

Participants, with guidance from the panelists, use a blueprint to help map strategies presented with courses at their own institution. Preceptors will have an opportunity to link targeted clinical resources with the new competencies. Other advanced practice nurses, such as family nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists, will have an opportunity to discuss how to consider relevance of these competencies to the care of older adults, families, and caregivers.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will gain insights on ways to enrich student clinical opportunities and learn relevance of these competencies to practice with older adults.



Wednesday
030 - Pharmacology Workshop: Evidence-Based Cardiac Prescribing
12:00pm - 05:00pm Central - October 4, 2017 | Room: Tennessee Ballroom DE
Credits Available: 4.50 CH  |  4.50 Rx

During this session, evidence-based cardiac prescribing in older adults for common cardiovascular conditions such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure are discussed.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to describe evidence-based prescribing practices for common cardiovascular conditions in older adults.



Thursday
120 - Staying Focused on Our Passion
08:00am - 09:15am Central - October 5, 2017 | Room: Tennessee Ballroom CDE
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

This session examines some core values of nursing and explores their relevance to health care and society. Further, it challenges advanced practice nurses in gerontology to remain committed to those values.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will identify core values of nursing and state their importance in health care and society.



Thursday
130 - Healthy Aging
10:45am - 12:15pm Central - October 5, 2017 | Room: Tennessee Ballroom CDE
Credits Available: 1.50 CH

This session defines “healthy aging” and the role of geriatric healthcare providers in supporting, promoting, and advocating for healthy aging in our patients, institutions/ organizations, and communities. The speakers identify issues and concepts as well as exemplars of healthy aging programs and practices from around the world and within the United States.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify issues, concepts and exemplars of healthy aging programs and practices.




Concurrent Sessions Select One
01:40pm - 02:40pm Central - October 5, 2017

Thursday
141 - Frailty: More than Just the Dwindles
01:40pm - 02:40pm Central - October 5, 2017 | Room: Cheekwood ABC
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

This session equips nurses and other providers with a thorough understanding of the concept of frailty and approaches to patient-centered care. An emphasis on the biology and bioenergetics of frailty enhances an understanding of how to incorporate shared decision-making into patient management.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J.

Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered

Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will summarize a scientific understanding of the concept of frailty and summarize interventions for frailty based on frailty staging.



Thursday
142 - Delirium: Assessment and Interventions that Work
01:40pm - 02:40pm Central - October 5, 2017 | Room: Magnolia
Credits Available: 1.00 CH  |  0.25 Rx

Delirium is under-recognized and frequently results in negative outcomes for older adults and negatively impacts healthcare systems. This session discusses the challenges and solutions to the identification and management of older adults with delirium across acute and long-term care settings.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J.

Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered

Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will discuss the impact of delirium on older adults, particularly the residents of post-acute and long-term care and describe challenges and solutions to the identification and management of delirium among older adults.



Thursday
143 - Diastolic Heart Failure Management
01:40pm - 02:40pm Central - October 5, 2017 | Room: Tennessee Ballroom CDE
Credits Available: 1.00 CH  |  1.00 Rx

During this session, factors impacting diastolic dysfunction in older adults and effective management strategies are explored.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will discuss the factors which impact diastolic heart failure in older adults and potential treatments.



Thursday
150 - Health Policy and Advocacy: “Be at the Table or Be on the Menu”
02:50pm - 03:50pm Central - October 5, 2017 | Room: Tennessee Ballroom CDE
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

In this session, you'll acquire an understanding of GAPNA’s healthpolicy agenda and discover your role in advocacy.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J.

Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered

Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this session, the participant will have an understanding of GAPNA’s health policy agenda and discover their role in advocating.



Concurrent Sessions Select One
04:00pm - 05:00pm Central - October 5, 2017

Thursday

Osteoporosis and osteopenia are prevalent problems among older adults. This session provides an update on standard of care for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up to optimize older adults’ bone health, including the application of calcium/vitamin D and newer biologic agents.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J.

Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered

Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will have knowledge of current pharmacologic clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis/osteopenia.



Thursday
162 - Deprescribing: What It Is and How Do You Do It?
04:00pm - 05:00pm Central - October 5, 2017 | Room: Tennessee Ballroom CDE
Credits Available: 1.00 CH  |  1.00 Rx

Polypharmacy is highly prevalent and associated with numerous geriatric syndromes and additional adverse outcomes. Several tools exist to help identify potentially inappropriate medications. This session highlights the epidemic of polypharmacy and provide a structured patient-centered framework for deprescribing among older patients.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J.

Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered

Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to apply a patient-centered framework for deprescribing medications among older adults.



Thursday

This session was designed to update the advanced practice nurse in a primary care or nursing home setting on unique healthcare needs of America’s aging veterans. Special attention is given to discussion of end-of-life care for veterans with dementia and access to VA services.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will be knowledgeable on the unique health care needs of America’s aging veterans.



Friday
210 - Integrating Palliative Care into Acute Care
08:15am - 09:15am Central - October 6, 2017 | Room: Tennessee Ballroom CDE
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

In this session, participants discuss and learn ways to implement goals of care into an acute care setting.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • Mohana Karlekar discloses other financial/material support from the Compassus Hospice Advisory Board.
  • There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will understand the differences between palliative care and hospice and learn ways to implement goals of care discussions in practice.



Concurrent Sessions Select One
01:15pm - 02:15pm Central - October 6, 2017

Friday
231 - The Un-Befriended Older Adult (Elder Orphan)
01:15pm - 02:15pm Central - October 6, 2017 | Room: Cheekwood ABC
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

Unfortunately, elders are falling into the category of “unbefriended.” What does this mean? How can advanced practice nurses better identify and provide support to elders who find themselves un-befriended? This session helps answer those and other questions about this ever-increasing segment of the over 60 population.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J.

Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered

Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify potential methods to screen for un-befriended elders and be knowledgeable on caring for un-befriended elders.



Friday

Cannabis as medicine is now available in several states and Washington, DC. It may be used to treat pain, movement disorders, anxiety, nausea, and other disorders. Many of these disorders affect the older adult who may seek treatment with cannabis. Learn the evidence for medical cannabis and research opportunities.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to provide accurate information about the possible uses for and effectiveness of medical cannabis as well as the potential physical and psychiatric side effects and drug interactions.



Friday
233 - Recognizing Malignant Skin Growths
01:15pm - 02:15pm Central - October 6, 2017 | Room: Tennessee Ballroom CDE
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

This session reviews the vocabulary of dermatology and how to describe skin conditions accurately. Benign and malignant skin growths seen in the elderly are emphasized, with a focus on distinguishing between the two.

Contact hours available until 10/7/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conference Committee Disclosures:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:

This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.


Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to describe skin findings with more accuracy, distinguish benign and malignant skin growths in the elderly, and identify which patients should be referred to dermatology.