Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 6.5

Additional fee session
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) describe how delirium impacts older adults in the hospital; (2) identify nonpharmacologic approaches to prevent delirium; (3) apply strategies for how to implement HELP as a quality improvement program in their hospital; (4) review the impact of social determinants of health for older adults and their impact on delirium; (5) describe strategies for success and sustainability for HELP programs; (6) identify the ways that delirium impacts patients with Alzheimer’s disease; (7) identify the key first steps in program planning and implementing HELP at their facility; (8) discuss the features of an annual report and how to write one for their program; and (9) describe the relationship of hearing loss in hospitalized patients to 

7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome/Introductions    
Sarah L. Gartaganis, LCSW, MPH
8:15 AM AGS CoCare: HELP™ 
Sarah L. Gartaganis, LCSW, MPH
8:45 AM Opening Keynote     
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH
9:45 AM Continuous Quality Improvement     
Malaz A. Boustani, MD, MPH
10:30 AM Break    
10:45 AM Hearing Impairment in Hospitalized Patients    
Nicholas S. Reed, AuD
11:45 AM     HELP Photo/Poster Viewing        
12:00 PM Lunch    
1:15 PM 3 Sites: Successful HELP Implementation-Examples from the Field
Paula J. Duncan, RN; Richard D. Dahl, BA, CAN; Kelly J. Turner, BA
2:00 PM Delirium and Alzheimer’s Disease    
Donna Marie Fick, RN, GCNS-BC, PhD, FAAN  
2:45 PM Breakout Session 1- Starting Your HELP Program Workshop    
Richard D. Dahl, BA, CAN; Carrie Bennet, DNP, RN, GNS-BC; Paula J. Duncan, RN; Kelly J. Turner, BA
3:30 pm Break
3:45 PM Breakout Session 2-Data Collection Strategies/Annual Report Workshop    
Heidi R. Wierman, MD; Miriam Beattie, DNP, GNP / Nancy Joyce, MS; Susan Heisey, MSW, LCSW, ASW-G
4:30 PM Social Determinants of Health     
Franchesca Arias, PhD
5:15 PM Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH