The Geriatric Outpatient: Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction and Other Concerns (2011 Highlights)
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Because advanced age amplifies the negative prognostic value of impaired physical status, this lecture will offer recommendations to avoid potential pitfalls associated with both general and regional anesthesia in the elderly.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe demographic projections and their implications for surgical volume and perioperative outcomes
- Apply geriatric pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the context of outpatient surgery
- Identify methods to prevent common perioperative complications in the elderly
- Summarize the similarities and differences between delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction.
Faculty & Credentials:
Kathryn McGoldrick, M.D..
New York Medical College, Stamford, CT, USA.
Kathryn E. McGoldrick, M.D., a graduate of Cornell University Medical College, is Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. She completed residency training in Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and completed postgraduate training in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston. She has authored more than 80 book chapters and 60 journal articles. Dr. McGoldrick has also authored or edited 15 books. She has served as President of multiple organizations, including the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA), and The Academy of Anesthesiology. She is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. McGoldrick currently serves on the Board of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), as well as FAER’s Executive Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS) and is Chief Editor of Survey of Anesthesiology. She also serves on the Board of the Anesthesia Foundation. Dr. McGoldrick’s interests outside medicine include travel, photography, volunteer work, and writing essays and poetry.
Core Competencies:Medical knowledge
CME Credit:1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Required Hardware / Software:
Internet connection, Adobe Flash