COMPLEX SURGICAL DECISION-MAKING IN OLDER ADULTS

Symposia

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Geriatric-Surgical Co-Management Programs Special Interest Group, the Ethics Committee, and the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee
Moderator: Sarah A. Wingfield, MD
This session will provide a roadmap for surgical decision making for health care providers caring for older adults in the perioperative period. Learning Objectives: (1) recognize the importance of performing a preoperative cognitive assessment and articulate the impact this assessment has on determining a patient’s capacity to consent for surgery; (2) discuss the essential components of geriatric perioperative risk assessment; (3) elicit patient goals and preferences surrounding operative and non-operative treatment options; and (4) use the BC/WC framework as a tool to facilitate shared decision making.
 

Preoperative Cognitive Assessment and Capacity
Bonnie J. Olsen, PhD
Perioperative Risk Assessment
Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD, CMD
Shared Decision Making: Best Case/Worst Case
Margaret Gretchen Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS