Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: B113-B114
  • CME/CE: 6.5 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits

This full-day course is designed to educate Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) teams regarding strategies for delirium prevention, using HELP to improve hospital-wide care of older adults.  Learning Objectives: (1) present the advantages of HELP to hospital administrators and other stakeholders; (2) describe the steps to implement non-pharmacological approaches to delirium management in the hospital; and (3) apply effective approaches to engage and sustain the volunteer base for HELP.

7:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM

Sarah L. Gartaganis, MSW, MPH

8:25 AM

Opening Keynote        
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH

9:00 AM

Updates from HELP Central
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH

9:15 AM

HELP Sustainability: Obtaining Long-Term Support for HELP
Fred H. Rubin, MD, AGSF & Susan J. Heisey, MSW, LCSW, ASW-G

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Pharmacological Management of Delirium: Current Evidence-Based Update   
Noll L. Campbell, PharmD, MS

11:00 AM

Non-Pharmacologic Prevention and Management of Delirium Symptoms: Breakout Group with Live Demos
Panel: Susan J. Heisey, MSW, LCSW, ASW-G (Chair); Heidi R. Wierman, MD; Miriam “Mimi” Beattie, DNP, GNP-BC; Richard D. Dahl, BA, CNA

12:00 PM Lunch
1:15 PM

Successful HELP Implementation at CPMC     
Olivia Wendy Zachary, MD

2:00 PM

Let’s Get Moving: Improving Hospital Mobility through HELP 
Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH

2:45 PM

Breakout Session 1- Effective Approaches for Volunteer Utilization and Adherence
Panel: Richard D. Dahl, BA, CNA (Chair); Nancy Joyce, MS; Natalie Sanders, DO; Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH; Bernadette O’Connor, MA

3:30 PM


3:45 PM

Breakout Session 2- Strategies for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
Panel: Miriam “Mimi” Beattie, DNP, GNP-BC (Chair); Fred H. Rubin, MD, AGSF; Olivia Wendy Zachary, MD; Yasmin Khalili, MScN, CWS;  Kelly Turner; Sarah L. Gartaganis, MSW, MPH; Amanda R. Schoettinger, MSW, CDEM         

4:30 PM

HELP Adaptation to Rural or Settings without Geriatric-Trained Clinicians     
Heidi R. Wierman, MD

5:15 PM

Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH