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Safety Precautions in Older Patients: Medications, Driving Risks, and Home Environment

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.75
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.75
    • KBSW: 2.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 21, 2014
  • Expires: Jul 20, 2020
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  45 Minutes
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Faculty

Gregory A.  Jicha Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky
College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Marie B.  Smart Marie B. Smart, SW, BA
Social Worker/Family Care Support Specialist
UK Alzheimer's Disease Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

The emergence of memory problems and subsequent development of a clinical dementia poses significant health risks to affected persons. Our analysis of such problems suggests that they cluster in three key areas including driving, medication management, and home safety issues. These risks are poorly understood by many primary care providers, but it is essential that they understand these risks in order to develop appropriate pre-emptive strategies for disease management. The educational needs are understanding key risk areas that are the targets for intervention, a lack of formal education in key safety areas, and a lack of available educational resources for patients and primary caregivers, forcing them to rely on their primary medical providers for such information.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Home Health Providers, and other health care professionals

Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the safety implications related to polypharmacy in older patients with dementia
  • Explain appropriate strategies to reduce adverse drug reactions
  • Assess the capacity for older patients to operate motor vehicles
  • Identify the safety risks associated with impaired driving
  • Identify at least three strategies to enhance the well-being of persons with dementia through environmental modifications in the home
  • Recognize the importance of privacy and confidentiality in the disclosure of health information for the protection of patient safety

Accreditation

CME
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center, Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center, and Alzheimer's Association. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

CNE
The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.50 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.8 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-654. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.75 hours of participation.

KBSW
This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 2.00 hours.

Faculty Disclosure

Gregory Jicha, MD (planner and speaker) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:
Lilly - Contract Research - Payment for Services - No conflicts to resolve
Esai - Contract Research - Payment for Services - No conflicts to resolve
Baxter - Contract Research - Payment for Services - No conflicts to resolve
Quintiles Medical Education - CME Speaker - Honorarium - No conflicts to resolve
Alltech - Contract Research - Payment for Services - No conflicts to resolve

Dr. Jicha intends to discuss the off-label use of a product.

Ms. Smart has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose and does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product.

No other planners have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Acknowledgement

This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center, Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center, and Alzheimer's Association.

In collaboration with UK College of Nursing Continuing Education Office.

Review Date

7/20/17

CE Content Concerns

Policy

Concerns or complaints related to ACPE or ACCME standards may be submitted in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral by fax to 859-323-2920, or by mail to 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Ste B475, Lexington, KY 40504

Procedures

  • The Director or his/her designee will review, investigate, forward and/or respond to complaints and will put forth a best effort to adjudicate the issue(s), along with CECentral staff members, within two (2) weeks of receipt of the grievance or complaint.
  • If needed, concerns, complaints, or grievances will be brought before the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • Issues regarding activity content also will be reviewed and addressed by the Activity Director.
  • A written decision will be issued in a timely manner by the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral or his/herdesignee.
  • Grievances will be considered when planning future activities.

Appeal Procedure

  • Persons who wish to appeal a decision should address the appeal by email, fax or in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral within two (2) weeks of receipt of the response.
  • The Director will bring the appeal to the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • The results of the appeal will be sent to the participant no later than two (2) weeks following the meeting of the board.