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Inpatient Management of Older Adults: Care Transitions, Communications, Delirium, and Capacity for Decision Making

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Step Status
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Sat, 12/31/22
Credits: 2.75
Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:
  1. perform a thorough but efficient assessment of older adult’s capacity for medical-decision making.
  2. develop communication skills to effectively communicate with older adults with sensory impairment, including vision loss, hearing loss, or combination of the two.
  3. provide a comprehensive plan to screen, treat, and prevent delirium.
  4. identify risk factors that contribute to unsuccessful transitions of care.
  5. summarize the various care settings across which older adults receive acute and post-acute care.
Target Audience: This activity is appropriate for House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Social Workers in the fields of Family Medicine, General Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Original Release Date: February 2021
Termination Date: January 2024

There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

Additional Info: Bibliographic Resources

Hazzard's geriatric medicine and gerontology (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.
Marcantonio ER. Delirium in hospitalized older adults. New Eng J Med. 2017;377:1456–66
Yana Thaker, Steven Denson MD, Kathryn Denson MD, Bambi Wessel - Fast Fact #14: Assessing Delirium. February 2012.
Inouye SK. The dilemma of delirium: Clinical and research controversies regarding diagnosis and evaluation of delirium in hospitalized elderly patients. Am J Med 1994; 97(3): 278-88.
Lundström M, Edlund A, Bucht G, Karlsson S, Gustafson Y. Dementia after delirium in patients with femoral neck fractures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Jul;51(7):1002-6. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2389.2003.51315.x. PMID: 12834522.

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 2.75
Participation: 2.75