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Dr. David Nace and Dr. Fred Rubin look back at the past year of geriatric medicine to help improve the quality of care that geriatric patients receive moving forward.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Justify the need to include patient values and preferences in formulation of treatment plans
  • Outline ways to reduce hospital-acquired functional decline through increased focus on patient exercise
  • Identify ways to improve patient safety in older adults hospitalized for non-cardiac conditions by avoiding unnecessary anti-hypertensive medication adjustments during the acute-care stay
  • Apply clinical practice recommendations to improve the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in frail older adults


Drs. Nace and Rubin have reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters' 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, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 3/26/2020 | Last Modified On: 3/26/2020 | Expires: 3/26/2021

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