Geriatric Wellness Exam: Assessing the Older Patient with an Age Appropriate Examination
Recorded Session from the AANP 2018 National Conference
, Evaluation (Follow-up)
, Evidence-Based Guidelines
, Health Promotion
, Men's Health
, Primary Care
, Treatment Plan
, Women's Health
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Expiration Date: December 31, 2020 (subject to change)
Conference Level: Competent
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Our older population is rapidly increasing with 6000 people in the US turning 60 every day. The older population currently accounts for 13% of the entire population. A comprehensive annual geriatric assessment is now being required by Medicare as well as multiple insurance companies. These comprehensive assessments can be burdensome on a busy office practice. A streamlined format which meets the requirements for geriatric assessments would help make the visit thorough as well as time efficient.
This presentation integrates a standard medical diagnostic evaluation and an age appropriate exam with special attention to the common problems in the older patient as well as includes screening for preventive care. The exam should focus on quality of life and functional status with consideration for the person’s overall health, prognosis and goals for care. Though it can seem burdensome to perform this type of comprehensive assessment in a busy office practice, the learner will discover a streamlined format with the use of a variety of standardized instruments to meet all requirements for a Wellness Geriatric Examination
This CE activity is a recording of a CE session from the AANP 2018 National Conference. It has been edited to meet the format requirements for online learning. If you received CE credit for attending the live session at Conference, you many not receive duplication credit for this same activity in a different format.
CE Credit Instructions
- Read this activity description, including objectives and disclosures.
- Complete the educational content completely:
- Video Presentations: Watch all video presentations completely.
- Review all additional materials provided (handouts, posttest reviews, all other downloadable resources).
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Upon completion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
- Understand the concepts of an annual wellness examination in the older patient
- Review the older patient’s medication profile and understand the impact of medication use as well as ways to diminish adverse effects with choice of medications
- Become familiar with standard geriatric screening tests including laboratory tests, imaging, and more in-depth tests dependent upon the health status of the individual patient
- Become familiar with the common geriatric syndromes
Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. Dr. Byrd discloses the following affiliation: Speaker’s Bureau with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals.
This educational activity may contain opinions of the speakers from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
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