Frailty Certification MDS Coordinators
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Those of you taking this Frailty Certification course will be on the cutting edge of new models of care where risk and benefit are identified for each patient and their expectations and priorities are addressed in light of their degree of risk and potential benefits from healthcare decisions they make. This will benefit you professionally and that, in turn, will bring benefit to your patients.  The curriculum has been designed to provide information on frailty and the associated impact of frailty on chronically ill people in a variety of settings. This course is approximately 4 hours in length. There are 4 nursing CEs available for this course.

Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:
1. Define frailty and identify contributing factors for frailty
2. Discuss the outcomes associated with increasing frailty
3. Identify signs of decline that the MDS Nurse can assess
4. Understand the role of families with frail loved ones
5. Anticipate decline from MDS data items

Curriculum Outline For the MDS Nurse
1. Introduction
2. History of Frailty
3. Pre-Test
4. Frailty Defined and Illustrated
5. Post-Test
6. Frailty Screening and Measurement
7. Frailty Syndromes
8. Case Studies
9. Frailty Implemented
10. Frailty and the Interdisciplinary Team
11. Case Presentation Harrison
12. Frailty Associated Conditions
13. Deficit-Driven Care
14. Medication Management
15. The Pharmacy Consultant and Frailty
16. Introduction to Advance Care Planning
17. Advance Care Planning Post Test
18. Frailty Competency Exam

This course has been approved for 4 Nursing CEs

Margaret Sayers, MS, GNP
Co-Founder, VP Product and Research of Patient Pattern
Betty Brunner, RN, BS, NHA
Senior Consultant at Pathway Health
Chad Worz, PharmD, BCGP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists