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Coordinating Care for Older Adult Surgery Patients: Pre-op to Discharge
|Attend from your desktop or conference room. Invite your whole team to attend at one low price of $249 per location. Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials until December 31, 2012.
The US’s older adult population, those 65 and older, is approximately 40 million and expected to nearly double by 2030. Due to improved living conditions and advancement in medicine and technology, the fastest growing cohort is 85 years and older. As a result, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, surgical centers and other treatment facilities are providing services for the older adult and need to better understand the unique needs of these patients.
This program is presented in collaboration with OR Manager and Dorland Health and is recommended for medical surgical nurses, emergency department nurses, case managers, social workers, geriatric care managers and others who care for the older adult who requires surgery.
Older adults are arriving in hospitals, wound care centers, surgical centers for elective surgery with urgent/emergent conditions and trauma. Most healthcare professionals have never had specific geriatric training courses to understand this population yet is caring for these patients who bring unique issues and needs that should to taken into consideration from the preoperative assessment through discharge from the hospital. Understanding these needs helps all better understand the needs of these patients and be prepared for problems that may arise post operatively.
The program is presented by Judy Dahle, an experienced OR nurse and gerontologist who will discuss the challenges this population brings, including physiological change, medication management, sensory deficits, discharge planning, and more.
- Identify normal age-related changes and their significance in the perioperative environment.
- Discuss medication management in relation to anesthesia care.
- Explore the effects of short length of stay on sensory deficits and comorbidities.
- Review critical legal issues for the older adult.
Judy Dahle, MS, MSG, RN
Judy Dahle has 46 years of nursing experience in surgical services as a clinician, educator, and administrator. She currently provides consulting services addressing operational issues as well as the design and development of ASCs. She is the director of benchmarking and the education coordinator for OR Manager, Inc. She holds a bachelor of science degree from USC and master’s of science in healthcare administration from the University of La Verne. During the past ten years, she has been working with older adults and their families as a care manager. She holds a master’s of science in gerontology. She provides care management services in Orange County and LA County. Through a grant program, Judy also works with a non-profit agency providing care management services to older adults and their families. Judy has lectured extensively in surgical benchmarking, finance, organizational structure, and process improvement and has published articles on operating room issues and gerontology topics.
Anne Llewellyn RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN
Editor in Chief, Case Management Products
Dorland Health, a Division of Access Intelligence
- Physicians Clinical Nurses
- Emergency Department Nurses
- Acute Care Case Managers
- Managed Care Case Managers
- Social Workers
- Geriatric Care Mangers
- OR Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
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How Does the Webinar Work?
The live audio is delivered to your location over the telephone or your computer speakers. The Power-Point presentations are presented over the Internet and are available to print out before the program. This is like a talk-radio program with visuals on the Web. You and your team will be able to have a live Q&A with all the speakers.
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