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End of Life Care 2: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: General Principles

The patient, family members and healthcare team play an important role in the communication process during end of life care. End of life...

End of Life Care 6: Symptom Management in End of Life Care

Symptom management at the end of life involves assessing and treating psychical and nonphysical symptoms to help prevent suffering and improve...

End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting

A family meeting is a conference between patient, family members and the healthcare team involved in the care of the patient. Family meetings help to...

End of Life Care 4: Assessing Psychosocial Needs in End of Life Care

Psychosocial supports are formal and informal activities and relationships that provide for the needs of humans in their efforts to live in society...

End of Life Care 7: Optimizing Quality of Life in End of Life care: The Role of Physical & Occupational Therapy

The quality of life refers to the perceived emotional, psychological and physical well-being. It is subjective and an individualized phenomenon....

End of Life Care 1: End of Life Overview

End of life care comprises of an interprofessional team providing individualized, humanistic approach to care for the patient who is dying; as well...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: What You Should Know About LGBT Older Adults

What You Should Know About LGBT Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key...

Geriatric Health Literacy Workshop for Medical Students and Residents

This 2.5 Hour Health Literacy Workshop provides a hands-on opportunity for learners to improve communication skills and teaches problem based...

Elder Patient Navigator Program 2.0

The Navigator Program is a novel University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) geriatric curricular initiative that targets first and second year...

Discharge Assessment Tool (dCEX)

This is a clinical assessment which was developed to test residents' skills in providing efficient and timely discharge plans.

Wound Care (with focus on pressure ulcers) - A Fact Sheet and A Pre/Post-Test

This fact sheet, along with the accompanying pre- and post-test, teaches physicians-in-training about staging, prevention and treatment of pressure...

Malnutrition in Older Adults

This web-based learning module was developed for third-year medical students in the geriatric clerkship rotation. A detailed overview of the types of...

A Multimodal Evaluation for an Internal Medicine Geriatrics Rotation

This multimodal learner-oriented evaluation process for the internal medicine geriatrics rotation at Duke University Medical Center was designed and...

Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX) Mini-Cog

This mini-CEX is designed to observe a trainee performing a Mini-Cog on a patient. The trainees are then given direct feedback on their performance...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Palliative Care of Nausea and Vomiting

Palliative Care of Nausea and Vomiting is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Myelodysplastic Syndrome: A Primer for Geriatric Clinicians

Myelodysplastic Syndrome: A Primer for Geriatric Clinicians who have Hearing Loss is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based,...

Communicating with Geriatric Patients

Increasingly, all physicians who care for adults will care for growing numbers of older patients. These patients will offer challenges such as...

Treatment by Tic Tac

This week-long mock medication compliance exercise is a hands-on teaching tool and an experiential learning activity for primary care residents.

An Introduction to Geriatric Oncology

This video lecture presentation provides an introduction to geriatric oncology. It addresses the dearth of research, deficiencies and lack of...

Syllabus for an Internal Medicine Residency Program Rotation in Geriatrics

This syllabus provides the layout for a residency program curriculum with a rotation in ambulatory geriatric medicine. It integrates self-paced...

Clinical Applications of Latino Ethnogeriatrics

This lecture presentation focuses on delivering health care for older Latino patients.

Systems-Based Approach to Delirium for Multiple Learners-Interactive Web Module

This product is an interactive web-based module on delirium. Delirium is presented within a systems-based practice framework. The module focuses on...

Utility of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for the Care of Older Adults with Cancer

This lecture presentation addresses the importance of the interdisciplinary approach and the comprehensive geriatric assessment in treatment of older...

Dermatology

This independent learning web-based module was developed for third-year medical students in the geriatric clerkship rotation. Common benign and...

Health Care Proxy (HCP) Mini-CEX

This mini-CEX is designed to observe a trainee discussing a HCP with a patient. The trainee is given direct feedback on their performance.

Treatment of Elderly Patients with Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

This presentation reviews clinical trials and directs the learner's attention to the under-representation of older...

Introduction to Geriatric Emergency Medicine

This lecture presentation provides an introduction to geriatric emergency medicine by discussing the special needs of the growing geriatric...

Discharge Planning - A Pocket Card

This checklist is designed for facilitating discharge planning.

Dementia

This module was designed to teach medical students about dementia. It is used in combination with a discussion group about the case studies, in order...

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 73--Chronically Toxic

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year...

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 31--Mrs. Dixie Bailey: I just need a second to catch my breath

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year...

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 78--The Song of AAA

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year...

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 67--The Bloody Mess

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year...

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 33--Why would Mr. Smith have recurrent pneumonia?

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year...

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 24--Swelling Sammy

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year...

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Series - "Back to the A-B-C's" Understanding & Responding to Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia

Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are often puzzling, and sometimes are troubling...

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Training Series - "Whose Problem Is It?" Mental Health and Illness in Long-term Care

Mental illness is a common problem among nursing home residents, and a primary cause of behavioral management problems...

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Training Series - "When You Are More Than Just Down in the Dumps" Depression in Older Adults

Depression is more common in older people than...

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Series - "When You Forget That You Forgot" Recognizing and Managing Alzheimer's Type Dementia Part I

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are commonly encountered in the long-term care setting....

OSCE geriatric patient with fall and cognitive impairment: Margaret Donovan

Summative OSCE used to evaluate 3rd year medical students' knowledge of geriatric assessment. Students are required to evaluate a geriatric...

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Series - "When You Forget That You Forgot" Recognizing and Managing Alzheimer's Type Dementia Part II

This program builds on information provided in Part I of the two-part series, focusing on basic...

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Training Series - "Getting the Facts" Effective Communication With Older Adults

Long-term care personnel may overlook various barriers to effective communication with older adults and consequently...

SMILE: Senior Mentor Independent Living Education Program with Meals-on-Wheels

This is a one-morning community experience pairing a medical student with a volunteer driver (age 65+) for the local Meals-on-Wheels program.  The...

Geriatric Anesthesiology

This manual for a resident rotation in geriatric anesthesia summarizes the current literature and controversies in geriatric anesthesiology and...

"Can you help me out doc?" - Treatment of Pain in Persons with a History of Addictions

This self-directed learning exercise explores the approach to pain management in terminally ill patients with a history of substance abuse.  Through...

"I don't want my mother to take that!" -- Addressing myths and concerns and managing side effects of opioid medications

This self-directed learning exercise explores common myths and misconceptions that patients, family members, and providers have regarding the use of...

Carolina Opinions on Care of Older Adults (COCOA)

The Carolina Opinions on Care of Older Adults (COCOA) is an instrument that was developed to gather more detailed information regarding medical and...

SAGE Intrinsic Aging: A Histological Perspective: Skin Module

Module#1: Skin - This is the first of a series of highly interactive modules to teach the normal changes of aging and the clinical implications of...

PATCH (Palliative Access Through Care at Home) Match: Virtual Training in Geriatric Palliative Home Visits

PATCH Match is a competency-based, virtual training experience in geriatric palliative home care, accessible online and suitable for a wide range of...

TEXAS Training Excellence in Aging Studies: Geriatric Gems and Palliative Pearls

"Geriatric Gems and Palliative Pearls" are a series of brief web modules, or "soundbytes", of geriatric medical topics developed by Texas Training...

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