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A-22: Surgery in Older Adults, A Risky UndertakingLearn More About Optimizing Perioperative Brain Health

Learning Objectives
1. Demonstrate that perioperative neurocognitive disorder is a serious concern among seniors
2. Identify risk factors that make it more likely for someone to have postoperative delirium
3. Assess evidence-based practices that relate to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of perioperative neurocognitive disorders
1 Credit CME

Delirium is a common but often undiagnosed complication in seniors following a major operation. These changes in thinking can appear as confusion after surgery or as deterioration in cognitive function. Recent research has shown that over 50% of seniors will undergo a surgical procedure and 20% will experience delirium. It is therefore important for seniors to be aware of these changes as they age. This session will help physicians understand postoperative cognitive dysfunction and its effect on cognitive decline.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

References:
1.
 Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2011 Mar; 2(2): 56–64
2.
 Anesthesiol Clin. 2015 Sep; 33(3):505–516

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

1 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

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