Care of the Older Adult 2022

  • Funding Type:
    Meetings and Webinars
  • Opportunity From:

    The Mayo Clinic Division of Community Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care 

Opportunity Description:

Course Directors: Christina Chen, M.D. and Brandon P. Verdoorn, M.D. 

August 4- 6, 2022 - Lowes Minneapolis Hotel - Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Mayo Clinic Division of Community Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care is pleased to offer this program to provide family practitioners, internists, general practitioners, advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants with current information on the care of older adults, including clinical evaluation, management strategies and innovative practice models.

This broadly applicable CME conference will enhance attendee knowledge and skills in caring for older adults by providing:

  • The latest, evidence-based approaches to common issues in geriatric medicine, including but not limited to: falls, dementia, frailty, chronic pain, end-of-life care, and CVD prevention
  • Practical tips for managing elderly patients across the healthcare continuum (ambulatory, inpatient, homebound, post-acute and long-term care)
  • The opportunity to build assessment and procedural skills commonly utilized in geriatric patient populations

Target Audience

Family practitioners, internists, general practitioners, advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Manage the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia non-pharmacologically
  • Identify frailty in day-to-day practice and use it to inform clinical decisions
  • Optimize fall prevention in older adults
  • Effectively and safely manage chronic pain in long-term care residents
  • Provide perioperative management for older adults undergoing surgical procedures

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Optional, concurrent, additional fee to attend. Lunch is provided for those enrolled in an afternoon session.

Thursday, August 4, 2:00 - 3:30 (Select one)

Addressing Goals of Care in Older Adults with Dementia
Ashley K. Kimeu, APRN, C.N.P., Natalie F. Mohammad, APRN, C.N.P., Daniel E. Sanchez Pellecer, M.D.

  • Describe barriers to effective end of life communication with patients with dementia
  • Describe the evidence-based benefits of early goals of care conversations for patients and families
  • Review tools and tips for a successful goals of care conversations
    • REMAP
    • Serious Illness Conversation Guide
  • Use tools to carry a successful goals of care conversation with family members of patients with dementia

Wound Care in Older Adults – Tips and Tricks
Peggy V. Dunton, APRN, C.N.P., Megan D. Herbers, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P., Faye A. Otis, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.

This workshop will provide the learner with an opportunity to evaluate/manage chronic wounds and wound related complications with a focus on refining skills for bedside debridement, understanding the rationale behind wound dressing selection, and strategies to optimize wound healing success.

  • Develop an understanding of basic pathophysiology and barriers to healing of commonly encountered wounds in geriatric clients. 
  • Develop an understanding of the creation of a comprehensive treatment plan including adjunctive modalities for wound healing.
  • Patient care and procedural skills:  Increase competency in performing safe and effective wound debridement utilizing resources available in community based and long-term care settings.


Friday August 5, 2:00 - 3:30 (Select one)

Common Procedures in Older Adults – A Crash Course
David N. Brennan, M.D., Terin T. Sytsma, M.D.

  • Identify common joint injection / aspiration techniques used in older adult populations.
  • Discuss indications and techniques for common  dermatologic procedures.
  • Briefly review high yield nail and ENT procedures.

The Ins and Outs of Homebound Care – What the PCP Needs to Know
Heidi A. Eisenman, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N., Natalie F. Mohammad, APRN, C.N.P.

This workshop will help the learner understand how to safely and effectively care for the frail, homebound older adult.  

  • Review demographics of the homebound population and risk factors for adverse events
  • Discuss ways to promote safety and optimize function in the setting of recent health events, transition of care or progressive debility
  • Identify the vulnerable adult and verbalize when and how to involve adult protective services
  • Review strategies for contingency planning to reduce risk of emergency room visits & hospitalizations by prioritizing chronic health conditions
  • Discuss Office Visit Tips for the PCP
  • Home visit 101: Pearls for providers who have the capacity to go into the home


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