Newsletter: April 2016
The web-GEMs library continues to grow with the addition of two new web-GEMs, focusing on hazards of hospitalization.
You are on the hospital inpatient service and are taking care of Patty Smith, a 70 year-old woman admitted three weeks ago with shortness of breath and lower extremity edema. This is her third admission to the hospital in the past six months. She has a history of congestive heart failure (CHF), hypertension, coronary artery disease and osteoarthritis. She lives at home with her husband. She is now medically stable and your team is getting ready to discharge her.
Mr. Mikesh is a 74 year-old man, who presented recently to his primary care physician with a 6 month history of weight loss, bloating and nausea, constipation, and bright red blood per rectum. He was sent for a colonoscopy and CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis that found a left sided colon mass. Biopsy showed adenocarcinoma so he was referred and electively admitted to the colorectal surgery service for a left hemicolectomy.
In order to utilize web-GEMs most efficiently, you must have “Confirmed Faculty” status on POGOe. As a confirmed faculty member, you can create assignments specific to your students needs and receive detailed student reports of cases completed and time spent on each case.
Please fill out this brief request form and be sure to include a link to you online institutional bio.
Check here for a complete list of web-GEMs
Below are materials contributed by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Each includes a video lecture on the given topic.
The FD~AGE Physician Mini-Fellowships in Geriatrics are intensive courses for non-geriatricians seeking training in geriatrics education and curriculum development. For more information contact the representatives below.
30th Annual Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day
31st British Geriatrics Society Spring Meeting 2016
Silberman Aging's 2nd Annual Conference: Navigating the Complexities of Caregiving
American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
British Society of Gerontology
Widener University,Sexuality and Aging Institute
International Psychogeriatric Association
35th Annual GAPNA Conference
POGOe is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.