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ePrognosis - Estimating Prognosis for Elders

Although many geriatric prognostic indices have been published, they may be difficult for busy clinicians to remember and use. The goal of ePrognosis...

A Checklist for a Home Visit of a Recently Hospitalized Geriatric Patient

The home visit form and the accompanying checklist are used to facilitate geriatric assessments after discharge from the hospital.

Caring for Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department: An interactive lecture series

Caring for Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department: An interactive lecture series is a series of six lectures with multiple choice...

Aging Q3 Curriculum to Improve Discharge Summary Quality

Using the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (or ACOVE) paradigm and the principles of Academic Detailing, Aging Q3 is developing curricula on 16...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept III.A. (Approach to Older Adults: Age-Related Adaptations)

Clinicians caring for patients with mental health issues must be aware of the impact of aging and age-and-disease related changes on mental illness...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept II.D. (Management: Referrals)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Cultural Sensitivity Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity for the student to explore resources related to cultural diversity/ethnicity and to...

In-Class Writing Portfolio

The in-class writing portfolio product is comprised of three items:  1) instructions for the student and theoretical underpinnings 2) PowerPoint...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key concept I.E. (Assessment: Common Disorders)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept II.A. (Management: Care Transitions)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Discover Mental Health: The Forgotten Piece in Elder Care

This 9.5 minute video captures the thoughts of key geropsychiatric nursing leaders. It is meant to serve as inspiration for nursing students as they...

Case Study Leader Assignment

Student develops and posts one case study for discussion by the student’s work group.  The student is responsible for promoting discussion and...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.F. (Quality Improvement Initiatives)

Quality mental health care for older adults  must be a priority. Nurses play an important role in developing, implementing, evaluating and...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept III.B. (Approach to Older Adults: Age/Culturally Appropriate Interventions and Communications)

Older adults with deficits in sensory, cognitive and/or neurological function may communicate both verbally and nonverbally through behavioral cues....

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept II.E. (Management: Influences from Decisional Dapacity, Health Literacy)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept I.B. (Assessment: Appropriate Instruments/Clinical Evaluation Tools)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Cognitive Disorders

This 20-slide PowerPoint presentation addresses the following issues: differences between reversible and irreversible cognitive disorders, non-...

Evolving Case Study: Delirium Superimposed on Dementia

This is an evolving case study on dementia/delirium (delirium superimposed on dementia).  The case centers around Mr. Wilson, who is an 82 year old...

Syllabus - NUSC 5463: GEROPSYCHIATRIC NURSING THEORY

The course outlined in this syllabus provides an overview of the sociocultural context of aging, promotion of mental health in older adults,...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept I.F. (Assessment: Comprehensive)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept II.B. (Management: Behavioral, environmental and pharmacological interventions and communication for behaviors)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Care of Older Adults Case Study

Two case studies (the Bradys and the Fifes) outline medications and positive coping factors for each.  True or False sections test students’...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.H. (Delivery Systems)

The ‘system’ of care for older adults is complex and fragmented. Older adults with mental health issues, whose needs require access to a dense set of...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept III.C. (Approach to Older Adults: Recognition of Personal and Societal Biases)

Biases most often occur in the presence of unfounded assumptions about a particular group of persons. Unrecognized bias may negatively impact care....

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept II.F. (Management: Patient/Family/Peer Education: Mental and Physical Health Interactions)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept I.C. (Assessment: Adapted Assessment Procedures)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Substance Abuse in the Aging

This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the most common substances abused by older persons and provides recommendations for assessing...

Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements

Nurses care for older adults in health and illness across the full range of health care settings. Especially in late life, physical illness often...

Interactive Health Fair for Seniors

The purpose of the interactive health fair is to examine a multitude of social, cultural, historical and economic and political characteristics in...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.D. (Advocacy)

Advocacy is an important role for the professional nurse and it is essential to promote geriatric mental health for individual patients as well as at...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept I.G. (Assessment: Stressors Affecting Mental Health)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept II.C. (Management: Pharmacotherapeutics)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept I.A. (Assessment: Normal Aging: Biopsychosocial Theories)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Reflective Practice Paper

This guided reflective practice paper allows individuals to realize and interpret their perceptions of aging. Individuals choose from a list of...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept III.D. (Approach to Older Adults: Sensitivity in End of Life)

Cultural and spiritual factors strongly influence decisions made and care desired at the end of life. Nurses may encounter challenges in caring for...

Case Vignettes of Hospitalized Older Adults

Delirium is a serious and prevalent problem that occurs in many hospitalized older adults. Delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD) occurs when a...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept II.G. (Management: Ethical/Legal and Socioeconomic Factors)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept I.D. (Assessment: Atypical Presentations; Co-occurring Illness; Psychiatric Manifestations: Medical Conditions)

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe...

Movie Analysis Guide

The purpose of this exercise is to practice client observation, assessment and possible treatment.

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.B. (Knowledge of Geriatric Mental Health/Illness)

Nurses are key in promoting overall health and well being for older adults. In order to provide effective care for this population, nurses must...

Handover and Care Transitions Training for Internal Medicine Residents

The presentations and exercises in this resource are intended to serve as introductory training tools for interns and residents for them to better...

Medicare Hospice Benefit Game

One of the most significant barriers for patients receiving hospice services is the lack of medical providers’ knowledge regarding what hospice is...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Choosing the Correct Walker

Choosing the Correct Walker is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence...

Geriatric Gems & Palliative Pearls Mobile App

The Geriatric Gems and Palliative Pearls (Gems & Pearls) mobile app was developed to enhance clinician knowledge and skills in the care of older...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Clinician Reporting

Elder Abuse: Clinician Reporting ...

Medical Mystery Writing Guide for Developing Clinical Teaching Cases for Geriatric Education

The Medical-Mystery Writing Guide for Developing Clinical Teaching Cases for Geriatric Education is a handbook for those who write  problem-based...

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 11-12: No. 46--Battle of the Bulge

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 11-12: No. 2--Keep It Moving

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 11-12: No. 38--Dermatomyositis And The Pimping Patient

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 11-12: No. 67--Anemia in the Iron Woman

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...

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