Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 4.75 - AMA Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

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, MHA, CPHQ
10:05 AM AGS CoCare®: HELP Program Overview & Site Recognitions
Deena Sandos, MSW
10:20 AM Opening Keynote: HELP Overview and Updates during COVID-19     
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH
11:05 AM Continuous Quality Improvement: Learning Hospital Systems: Overview and Relevance to AGS CoCare®: HELP     
Malaz A. Boustani, MD, MPH
11:35 AM Break    
11:45 AM Panel Discussion: AGS CoCare®: HELP Program Adaptions during COVID-19
Wendy Zachary; Lyn Weinberg, MD; Miriam Beattie, DNP, GNP, ANP, APRN



12:50 PM

Breakout Session 1
Workshop: Starting Your AGS CoCare®:  HELP Program 
Richard D. Dahl, BA, CAN; Carrie Bennet, DNP, RN, GNS-BC; Kimberly Hickey, MSN; Caitlyn Connelly, MSW, LSW; Sandra Lomberk, LCSW

Breakout Session 1
Workshop: Annual Report to your Hospital 
Heidi R. Wierman, MD; Fred Rubin, MD; Mark A. Supiano, MD

1:35 PM Break
1:45 PM
Panel Discussion: A Win-Win: The Synergy of AGS CoCare®: HELP and Age-Friendly Health Systems
Mary E. Tinetti, MD; Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD; Molly Anderson
2:35 PM Hearing Loss and Delirium: Importance of Patient Communication
Nicholas A. Reed, AuD
3:05 pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH