120 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
1. Respond confidently to patient questions regarding safety of the COVID-19 vaccines
2. Comparing Infection rates amongst the elderly; strength of immune response in the elderly
3. Vaccine types: is there a benefit of one over another for the elderly?
4. Impact of the variants on infection severity and transmission
5. Herd Immunity for the solitary and communal living elderly
In a recent poll of healthy aging, while those aged 65- 80 had more interest in getting the vaccine than “younger” older adults aged 50 – 64; in the older group, females, people of colour, and those with lower incomes and education levels said they were less likely to seek vaccination in general. This, despite the fact that this age group is at the highest risk of hospitalization and deaths should they develop COVID-19. When nurses and allied health caregivers encounter vaccine hesitancy in the elderly, they need to be prepared with facts to help inform this important group. Please join Steven Atkinson to understand vaccine issues in the elderly and what the current vaccines available can offer in terms of protection in the elderly.
Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses Who Work With Geriatric Clients in Acute, Long Term, Ambulatory, Home & Community Settings
• Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Techs, Dietitians
• Nurses in Transition Care, Tele-Health Nurses, Mental Health Nurses
• Infection Control practitioners, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and involved in medicine for over 30 years. Steven is the co-founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented internationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes. Steven is a published author and sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a “dynamic” educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don’t miss him!