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"It burns!" -- Assessment and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

This self-directed learning exercise explores the assessment and management of neuropathic pain.  Through a case presentation and related readings,...

A Guide to Developing A Medical Readers' Theater (MRT) Program

This step-by-step guide offers a roadmap for developing and starting a medical readers' theater (MRT) program.  MRT at UC Irvine School of Medicine...

Management of Delirium in the Elderly Patient

An agitated elder is the bane of every new resident's night float experience. They dread the call in the middle of the night from the nurse telling...

Computer Based Learning Workbook, Third Edition

The Computer Based Learning (CBL) workbook provides a structured self-study curriculum that is comprised of 10 modules. Each module has Learning...

(Y5SAA) ELDER Project: Cultural Diversity: African American Culture

ELDER Project, Year 5 of 6: This is session 7 of 13 focused on culture, and is designed to teach licensed and unlicensed health care professionals ...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.C. (Lifelong Learning)

Lifelong learning about mental health is important for nurses pursuing a career in geriatrics. Knowledge about late life mental health and prevention...

(Y4S3) ELDER Project Teams and Teamwork: Team Member Roles

This module begins to explore the importance and benefits of working as a collaborative team within the geriatric setting. Working as a team...

(Y2S2) ELDER Project: Cognition, Dementia, Depression, Delirium.

The curriculum is based onthe John A. Hartford Foundations' best practices in the care of older adults. This is session two of six that are targeted...

(Y5SH) ELDER Project: Cultural Diversity: Haitian Culture

Both licensed and unlicensed participants discuss the role of religion, traditional health care beliefs, social values, and family structure of...

(Y1S6) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Pressure Ulcers & Nutrition

The curriculum is based on the John A. Hartford best practices in the care of older adults. This is session 6 of 11, and is targeted toward...

(Y4S4) ELDER Project Teams and Teamwork: Communication

This module begins to explore the importance and benefits of working as a collaborative team within the geriatric setting. Working as a team...

(Y2S6) ELDER Project: Falls and Restraints

Year 2 - Target audience is Nursing Assistants (NA) in the homecare and long term care settings. The curriculum is based on the John A. Hartford...

Case Study: Application of an Ethical Decision-Making Model

This assignment uses Jonsen Ethical Decision-Making Model as a basis for reflecting on beliefs about dementia and end of life decision making in...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.A. (Promotes Safety and Risk Factor Reduction)

Nurses play a key role in optimizing patient safety and reducing risk factors that may result in mental illness and/or...

(Y4S1) ELDER Project Teams and Teamwork: Introduction

This module begins to explore the importance and benefits of working as a collaborative team within the geriatric setting. Working as a team...

(Y1S7) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Urinary Incontinence

The curriculum is based on the John A. Hartford best practices in the care of older adults. This is session 7 of 11 and is targeted toward Registered...

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.E. (Research Participation/Utilization)

Research is imperative to build geropsychiatric nursing science. Both registered and advanced practice nurses are well-suited to help address the...

(Y4S5) ELDER Project Teams and Teamwork: Leadership

This module begins to explore the importance and benefits of working as a collaborative team within the geriatric setting. Working as a team...

(Y5SJI) ELDER Project: Cultural Diversity: Judaism and Islam

 

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(Y4S2) ELDER Project Teams and Teamwork: Continued

This module begins to explore the importance and benefits of working as a collaborative team within the geriatric setting. Working as a team...

(Y1S8) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Pain

The curriculum is based on the John A. Hartford best practices in the care of older adults, and this session is designed to assist care providers in...

Gastrointestinal System 2 -Problem Based Learning Module Geriatric Cases

This module is a case based problem learning module targeted at 2nd year medical school students.  The gastrointestinal cases are...

Discharge planning Standardized Patient with checklist
Care transitions are critical to maximize patient safety. There are few curricula that focus on teaching medical trainees to...
The Einstein Geriatrics Fellowship Core Curriculum: Communication and Interviewing Skills with the Geriatric Patient

This lecture discusses communication and interviewing skills with the geriatric patient. It is part of The Einstein Geriatrics Fellowship Core...

Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: Assessing the Geriatric Psychiatric Patient in the Subacute Setting

This case-based lecture-capture recording outlines for general psychiatry residents the key points of assessing and treating delirium in elderly...

Restraint Use in the Elderly

Management of the agitated elderly patient represents one of the greatest challenges in geriatric medicine. Historically, the use of both physical...

Hospice Experience: part of the aging theme

As part of the Reynolds Aging Theme Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania, all medical students participate in a hospice visit during the...

Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: Assessing the Geriatric Psychiatric Patient in the Ambulatory Setting

This case-based lecture-capture recording outlines for general psychiatry residents the key points of assessing and treating dementia in elderly...

(Y1S2) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Functional Status & Sleep

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Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: The Geriatric Patient with Dementia in Long-Term Care

This case-based lecture-capture recording outlines for general psychiatry residents the key points of assessing and treating dementia in elderly...

SAGE (Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education)

The SAGE (Senior Mentoring Program) is a competency-based learning activity that offers the unique opportunity for community seniors to receive in...

Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum (GEM-OC) 4 - Assessing Falls and ADLs

This is Module Four of an online five-module curriculum. The modules, which are based on national geriatric emergency medicine competencies, cover a...

Ethics and Spiritual Care at the End of Life

In our increasingly complex medical system, physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and their family members, often face...

Interdisciplinary Teaching Safe Transitions Case-Based Session

This is an initial introduction for medical interns to the goals of safe discharge from the hospital and the role of the interdisciplinary team in...

Introduction to Geriatric Assessments: Geriatrics and Aging through Transitional Environments (GATE) Curriculum for MS2

"Introduction to Geriatric Assessments" teaches second year medical students the fundamentals of a geriatric assessment through a 45 min. lecture...

Numb and Number: A Practical Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy

If one of your weaknesses is a brief comprehensive peripheral nerve examination and you encounter patients with peripheral neuropathy then this is...

Dementia and Caregiver Stress OSCE

This OSCE case evaluates the physician's ability to care for a patient suffering from caregiver stress.

High fidelity simulations to teach key concepts in emergency department care of the elderly

"High fidelity simulations to teach key concepts in emergency department (ED) care of the elderly" is a series of seven high fidelity simulations...

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Solutions Series

The "Solutions" Series is designed to provide the NICHE (Nurses Improving Healthsystem Care for Elders) community and other interested audiences with...

Geriatrics Educational Tools for the Surgical Resident

This is a pocket card designed to be used by surgical residents in the care of older adults in the inpatient and ambulatory setting. The card...

Older Surgical Patient Case

During the surgery clerkship, medical students are exposed to many elderly patients and cover age-related issues on a case-by-base basis.  The...

Falls Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)

This is a structured clinical evaluation exercise (Mini-CEX) designed to observe and give feedback to a resident or fellow performing a multi-...

Surgical Videotaped Standardized Patient Interview

This Surgical Observed Standardized Patient (SP) Interview is designed to be used with second year general surgical residents. The goal is to assess...

Medical Decision Making in Assessing Capacity

This GeriPod broadcast is the fifth episode in a six-part series on Mental Health and Aging. This podcast focuses on assessing medical decision...

Oral Hygiene & Care-resistant Behaviors: Making a Difference

This video addresses care-resistant behavior exhibited by persons with dementia within the context of oral hygiene. Care-resistant behavior includes...

Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients - A Fact Sheet and a Pre/Post-Test

This fact sheet, along with the accompanying pre- and post-test, teaches physicians-in-training to effectively diagnose, manage and prevent delirium...

The Einstein Geriatrics Fellowship Core Curriculum: Introduction to Medicare, Medicaid and Community Services

This lecture provides an introduction to medicare, medicaid and community services. It is part of The Einstein Geriatrics Fellowship Core Curriculum...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities

LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key...

Interdisciplinary Team Training for Learners on an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Consultation Service

This tool is a double-sided pocket card intended to familiarize various learners with the many different functional impairments with which...

Pain and Aging: Challenges and Barriers to Managing Pain in Older Adults

This is the first of three slide presentations with accompanying audio lectures by Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF, of the University of Iowa College...

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