ExpiresAugust 19, 2024
CME Provider: American Geriatrics Society
Description of CME Course
There is a significant shortfall of trained geriatricians to meet the healthcare needs of the older adult population, and older people are likely to need non-primary care from non-geriatrician specialists. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) developed the Geriatrics Virtual Patient Cases in order to provide non-geriatrician specialists with guidance on best practices in the care of older adults. This specific case will improve the skill of non-geriatrician diplomates on how to screen for frailty and identify appropriate care pathways for treating frail geriatric patients.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS Self-Assessment Activity
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Recognize how to screen for frailty.
Recognize how care goals and plans differ for the frail patient.
Recognize how to implement appropriate care pathways for frail older adults.
Frailty, Goals of care, Lumbar Laminectomy
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military