Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 4.75

Additional fee session
This  course is designed to educate AGS CoCare®: HELP teams regarding strategies for delirium prevention, using AGS CoCare®: 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 AGS CoCare®: 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 AGS CoCare®: 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 AGS CoCare®: 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 communication and health care utilization.

10:00 AM Welcome/Introductions    
Stephanie Baker
10:05 AM AGS CoCare®: HELP 
Deena Sandos
10:20 AM Opening Keynote: HELP Overview and Updates during COVID-19     
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MP
10:55 AM Continuous Quality Improvement     
Malaz A. Boustani, MD, MPH
11:25 AM Break    
11:30 AM Panel Discussion: Adaptions during COVID-19
Wendy Zachary; Susan Heisey, MSW, LCSW, ASW-G; Miriam Beattie, DNP, GNP
12:25 PM Lunch    
12:50 PM

Breakout Session 1
Workshop: Starting your HELP Program 
Richard D. Dahl, BA, CAN; Carrie Bennet, DNP, RN, GNS-BC; Lyn Weinberg; Amanda Schoettinger; Kimberly Hickey

Workshop: Annual Report to your Hospital 
        Heidi R. Wierman, MD; Fred Rubin, MD; Mark A. Supiano, MD

1:45 PM Break
1:50 PM Breakout Session 2
Attendees switch to the other workshop from Breakout Session 1
2:45 PM Hearing Impairment in Hospitalized Patients
Nicholas A. Reed, AuD
3:15 pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH