Frailty Certification Social Workers
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
Progress

Teachers
Margaret Sayers, MS, GNP
Co-Founder, VP Product and Research of Patient Pattern
Matthew Wayne, MD
Chief Medical Officer at CommuniCare Health Services