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In this presentation, Dr. Fred Rubin gives a clinical talk focusing on the preoperative evaluation of elderly patients. Dr. Rubin outlines how to Identify and optimize risk factors for elderly patients going into the OR, geriatric issues, and the importance in reviewing overall health status.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Identify and optimize risk factors for geriatric patients
  • Review traditional and geriatric issues
  • Maximize opportunities to discuss overall health status

Reading Resources:

  • Polanczyk,CA, Marcantonio,E, et al.,Ann Int Med. 2001;134:637-643.
  • Deiner, S et al. JAGS 62:829-835,2014.
  • Jorgensen, ME et al. JAMA  2014;312(3):269-277.
  • Onuoha, OC et al., JAMA Intern Med 2014;174(8):1391-1395.
  • Wijeysundera DN, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014.


Dr. Rubin has reported no relevant relationships with any 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:

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 .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 11/4/15 | Last Modified On: 10/19/16 | Expires: 10/19/17

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