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2015 Reynolds Meeting Virtual Goody Bag

Each year, the grantees of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation meet to share the work that they have created. The materials showcased in the annual meeting's Marketplace encompass materials that are complete and ready to use in the classroom as well as those that are still in production. Many institutions choose one of their completed products to enter into the Product of the Year contest.

The following is a list of the entries into the contest at the 2015 Reynolds Meeting (October 14 - 16, 2015). To view the product on POGOe, click on the title.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine​                                               

A brief instructional guide for the clinician that demonstrates  how to perform gait speed analysis and interpret the results. 

Medical College of Wisconsin with Aurora Health Care​

  • Geriatric Fast Facts - Quizzes - by Deborah Simpson, PhD, Kathryn Denson, MD, Judith Rehm, Steven Denson, MD, Bambi Wessel, MS, Edmund Duthie, MD, Gabriel Manzi, MD

Geriatric Fast Facts (GFFs) mobile enabled application now includes quizzes for > 50 GFFs!  You can take them, send an e-mail or tweet to learers and ask them to take a specific GFF and get the score,  all from your mobile device. 

Rowan School Of Medicine​

  • Interprofessional Grand Rounds - by Kevin Overbeck, DO, Elyse Perweiler, RN MPP, Patricia Sayers, DNP RN, Marian Nowak, DNP MPH RN, Charlyn Moellers, BS RRT-CPF, Stephanie Muth, PT PhD NCS, Anita Chopra, MD, Pamela Basehore, EdD MPH, John Pennisi, DO, Drew Maygren, DO, Tony Tran, DO, Kathy Alburger, Jennifer DeGennaro, MA

The RowanSOM Interprofessional Grand Rounds program, facilitated by a team of interdisciplinary faculty, features a case-based group discussion with undergraduate health care students (medical, nursing, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy).  A team-based learning activity for which students collaboratively answer case study questions using a scratch-off ticket promotes interprofessional interaction.  An instructional gait video is also presented and a program assessment is conducted.

University of Arizona​                                     

A multifacted program focused on Assessment of Medical Decision Making Capacity. It includes the following education and assessment tools:
•  Elder Care Provider Sheet, “Medical Decision-Making Capacity”
•  A needs assessment for all medical and surgical specialties
•  Just-in-time reference cards 
•  Mini-CEX to assess residents

University of California, San Francisco                                                      *** 2nd Place in Product of the Year Voting***

This two hour interprofessional curriculum brings together fourth year medical students and pharmacy students in their clinical years in a hands-on, interactive small group session. Learners are assigned one of five roles on Mr. Moore's healthcare team (Mr. Moore's partner, the outpatient pharmacist, the inpatient intern, etc) and are supplied with knowledge unique to the team member. A pair of interprofessional facilitators guide learners in assuming their roles and using their role-specific knowledge to explore and reconcile Mr. Moore's pre- and post- discharge medication lists and medi-set. Learners discover and discuss discrepancies in high-risk medications, gain an appreciation of systems hurdles for patients and healthcare providers during transitions of care, and brainstorm action items to personally employ to overcome some of these hurdles.

University of Chicago Medicine​

In 2010, the essential geriatric competencies for Internal Medicine (IM) and Family Medicine (FM) residents were published. To reinforce and disseminate these critical skills, we created a quick reference mobile application for IM and FM residents that addresses competencies in each of the seven key competency domains.

University of Missouri                                                                                   *** 1st Place in Product of the Year Voting***

  • Palliative Care Case - by Karli Urban, MD, Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, Kevin Craig, MD, MSPH, Debbie Parker-Oliver, PhD, MSW, Lori Popejoy, PhD, APRN, GCNS-BC, Paul Tatum, MD, MSPH

Using a case study participants will follow an older patient who requires increasing levels of care. After breaking into interdisciplinary teams led by leaders in transitions of care, participants will discuss goals, long-term care planning, and transitions in and out of hospital.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

This activity provides health professions students the opportunity to become immersed in a realistic interrprofessional (IP) care planning activity for an older adult.  The primary purpose of this activity is to provide a health care specific experiential learning opportunity through which students may better understand the challenges of and develop skills for working with an interprofessional health care team.  The secondary purpose of the activity is to provide an opportunity for students to better understand the roles of different health care professions early in their career. 

University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center                                *** 3rd Place in Product of the Year Voting***

The goal of this clinical skills session is for students to gain skills in working in teams during a particularly difficult situation: the team disclosure of medical errors. There will be an encounter with a standardized patient (SP) acting as a family member, followed by feedback from the SP and for some students, a review of the recorded interview in a meeting with their mentors and mentor group.

Wake Forest School of Medicine                                                                                 

As a product of our Geriatrics Principles for Specialists program, chief residents and their faculty mentors in General Internal Medicine developed function and delirium risk assessment tools that have been incorporated into the history and  physical template of the electronic medical record to identify pre-hospital functional and cognitive limitations that affect  admitted patients age 65 or older.  These are durable modifications for all IM inpatient services at Wake Forest.

Yale University​

Polypharmacy is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes in older adults including falls, adverse drug events, hospitalization, mortality, and measures of function and cognition. Primary care providers seek tools to address polypharmacy.  This medication review worksheet facilitates a targeted chart review, the development of an indication-matched medication list, and the use of available resources related to potentially inappropriate medications, common disease-specific guidelines, and helpful calculators to develop an evidence-based deprescribing plan for use in geriatric primary care patients.