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 4.5 hours in length.
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. Understand the impact of frailty associated conditions 4. Understand the role of families with frail loved ones 5. Understand the importance of Advance Care planning 6. Understand how the implementation of frailty improves outcomes
Curriculum Outline for Social Workers 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. Associated Conditions 13. Deficit-Driven Care 14. Communicating with Frail Residents 15. Barriers to Communication 16. Successful Communication Test 17. Partnering with Families 18. Frailty and Advance Care Planning 19. Trends Confirming a Need for Advance Care Planning 20. Advance Care Planning - Process and Documents 23. Frailty Competency Exam