2021 National ACE (Acute Care for Elders) Conference: Strategies to Safely Care for Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease at Home
The National Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Virtual Conference trains and educates healthcare professionals across Advocate Aurora Health, as well as multiple other health systems across the country and beyond. We will continue to seize the opportunity to use technology and reach more healthcare workers than ever before by offering this conference virtually. By bringing in national speakers from around the world, 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:
- Understand 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 system prepares to care for populations of older Americans
Nursing Desired Learning Outcome:
- The learners will identify two geriatric principles to implement into their practice
Course Director: Michael Malone, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
Speaker: Art Walaszek, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no conflict of interest.
The planner(s) and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
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.
Continuing Nursing Education Hours
5.0 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. (1.0 APRN Pharmacology Hours)
Criteria for Successful Completion:
• Credit awarded commensurate with participation.
• Evaluations will be sent via email within 15 business days after the event.
• Participants will have 28 days to complete the evaluation.
• Upon submission of the evaluation, the participant will receive their certificate.
Continuing Nursing Education Accreditation Statement
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 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.