Accreditation Information

Medicine
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, Kentucky Office of Inspector General, and UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. 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 each live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Nursing
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 1.5 ANCC contact hours. The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing as a provider as well. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.8 KBN contact hours. Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0065 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.

In order to receive credit, participants complete CNE activity and complete the evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Social Work
This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 1.50 hours - KBSWSP2019014.

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.50 hour of participation.

Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

Nutrition and Feeding Behavior: Diagnosis and Management

  • Describe food preference and appetite changes commonly associated with aging and dementia
  • Develop an action plan to ethically provide optimum nutrient/fluid intake in light of these changes
  • Discuss the ethical issues in feeding tube placement and the use of parenteral fluid/nutrient supplementation

Management of Pain and other Chronic Health Conditions in Dementia

  • Describe the assessment of chronic and acute pain and pain treatment of cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms associated with an underlying degenerative dementia
  • Develop strategies to assess pain in patients with dementia
  • Provide an appropriate pain management regimen that will address this issue without exacerbating or with minimization of the effects on underlying cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms associated with an underlying degenerative dementia

Target Audience

This is for ALL Certified Nursing Facilities personnel in Kentucky.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.