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Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess each older adult patient for baseline cognitive and physical performance to estimate health status prior to setting patient-specific blood pressure targets.
  • Use knowledge of each older patient's functional status to guide medical decision making regarding initiation of surgical and non-surgical interventions.
  • Identify opportunities in their own practice to improve continuity of care and reduce caregiver burden in the care of cognitively and physically impaired adults older than 65.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Kennedy, et al. Cell, Volume 159, Issue 4, 2014, 709–713. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2014.10.039.
  2. McClintock MK et al, Defining Scope of Comprehensive Health and Well-Being. PNAS, 2016.
  3. Weiss J et al, Ann Intern Med, January 2017.

Authors:
Rollin M. Wright, MD, MPH, MS — Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine University of Pittsburgh
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.