2020 AAH National ACE (Acute Care for Elders) Conference: Caring for an Older Adult Heading to Surgery
The National Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Virtual Conference trains and educates healthcare professionals across Advocate Aurora in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as multiple other health systems across the country and beyond. While COVID-19 has turned all of our lives upside down, we are seizing the opportunity to use technology and reach more healthcare workers than ever before. By bringing in national speakers from the US and Canada, this conference helps to implement best-practice models of care in our own communities and draws national attention towards the efforts to improve care for vulnerable, older adults.
This course is intended for Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical/occupational/speech therapists, social workers, and other allied health care providers involved in the care of older adults.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Identify and address the unique vulnerabilities of older adults who are acutely ill or injured.
- Describe practice improvements to better address the needs of older individuals in the emergency department, in our hospitals, in programs to avoid hospitalization, and in transition between health care settings.
- Describe key lessons learned as our health systems prepare to care for populations of older Americans.
Course Director: Michael Malone, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
Speaker: Gretchen Schwarze, MD; University of WI, Madison
The following faculty speakers and/or planning committee members have disclosed the following:
|Faculty Name||Name of Commercial Interest||Nature of Relationship|
|Michael Malone, MD||Abbott Labs; AbbVie||Stockholder|
The other planners and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no other financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed.
Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Advocate Aurora Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) 0.50 contact hours have been awarded to this activity. To receive contact hours, participants must attend the entire activity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 AttendanceAttendance Credit
- 0.50 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 Continuing Nursing Education (CE)Aurora Health Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 0.50 contact hours have been awarded to this activity by the Wisconsin Nursing Association. To receive contact hours, participants must attend the entire activity.