Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Chronic Disease & Symptom Optimization in the Care of the Older Adult: A Course for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses

Spring 2020

2 day course

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  • Course Description

    This two day course, designed by nurse practitioners specialized in the field of geriatric care, is a companion course to Excelling in the Care of the Older Adult. You will further enhance your skill and knowledge in geriatric care, through an in depth focus on special topics such as end of life care deprescribing, and controlled drug and substance use. Ten common chronic diseases including comorbidities and complexities will be reviewed with a focus on relevant pathophysiology, assessment, clinical reasoning, assessment, and management. The course will also address the management of common conditions and symptoms including pain, aging skin disorders, weight loss and nutrition, thyroid disease, influenza, and polymyalgia.  Throughout the course, increased emphasis will be placed on application of learning through review of complex cases.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    1. Describe the management of common chronic diseases and co-morbid/complex conditions in the elderly.
    2. Identify evidence informed practices in the care of the elderly related to pain management, and end of life care.
    3. Discuss approaches to the management of common conditions and symptoms such as skin disorders, weight loss, dizziness, polymyalgia, influenza, and thyroid disease.
    4. Employ best practices in prescribing and deprescribing for the elderly.
    5. Apply knowledge and critical thinking skills during case study discussions of complex patient management cases.

    Audience

    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Advanced Practice Nurses
    • Clinical Nurse Specialists
    • Nurse Educators
    • Registered Nurses specializing in geriatrics

  • Schedule and Location

    Course Schedule

    The schedule for the 2020 course has not been determined but the 2019 schedule is available for reference as a Printable PDFupdated November 14, 2018

    Location

    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Health Sciences Building
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M5T 1P8 ( map )

  • Faculty

    Course Lead

    Michelle Acorn DNP, NP-Adult/PHC,  MN/ACNP, GNC(C), CGP
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

    Faculty

    Karen Lock RN(EC), MN, CON(C), CHPCN(C)
    Nurse Practitioner, Supportive Care
    North York General Hospital

    Donna Ruffo RN(EC), MN, NP-Adult, GNC(C)
    Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Medicine
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

    Katherine Trip NP-Adult, MN
    Nurse Practitioner Consultant, Lakeshore Lodge Seniors Care Facility, Etobicoke, Ontario
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

  • Registration Information

    Fees

    Early Bird (until March 15, 2019) $560 + HST
    Regular price (starts March 16, 2019) $620 + HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $525 + HST
    U of T Nursing Faculty save 15% $525 + HST
    Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing save 50% $310 + HST
    Site Groups of three or more A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact pd.nursing@utoronto.ca.

    Please Note

    • Refund Policy – To withdraw from the course and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to pd.nursing@utoronto.ca by March 15, 2019. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 7 days before the course.
    • Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline: April 9, 2019.
    • U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD graduates of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to individuals with a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Student discount is available to individuals currently registered in the BScN, MN, PMNP or PhD programs at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • Course Cancellation Policy – The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to unavailability of instructors, facilities or insufficient enrolment. Decisions on course cancellations are made at least 15 calendar days prior to the course starting date, so early registration is recommended. If you enroll in a course that is subsequently cancelled, you may transfer to another section of that course if an alternative is available; or you may receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel fees or any expenses incurred by you.
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    Payment method options

    You have two payment options:

    1. Register online with a credit card.
    2. Register by mail with a certified cheque or money order.

    Credit Card:

    You can register and pay online with a credit card.


    Certified cheque or money order:

    You can register and pay by mail.

    Step 1: Type your information onto the online form and then print the page (i.e. don’t click “Confirmation and Payment”. Don’t pay by online credit card).
    Step 2: Obtain a certified cheque or money order payable to “University of Toronto” for the registration fee plus 13% HST. No personal cheques. No debit cards.

    Fees (including HST)

    Early Bird (until March 15, 2019) $632.80
    Regular price (starts March 16, 2019) $700.60
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $593.25
    U of T Nursing Faculty save 15% $593.25
    U of T Nursing Student save 50% $350.30
    Site Groups of three or more A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact pd.nursing@utoronto.ca
    Step 3: Mail the paper registration form with payment (no personal cheques, no cash, no credit cards, no debit cards) to: Centre for Professional Development, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Suite 130, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
    Step 4: When we receive your registration form we will email a confirmation notice.
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  • Email: pd.nursing@utoronto.ca
    Website: bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd
    Phone: (416) 978-1784
    Address: Centre for Professional Development (PD) Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto 155 College Street, Suite 130 Toronto, ON  Canada M5T 1P8

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