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The Older Driver


The Older Driver

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Jason Wilbur
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
National Institute on Aging
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This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Wilbur will discuss the issue of older drivers and how the skills involved in driving ability may alter with age. In addition, he will discuss the role of the health care team in evaluating the older driver and the development of an approach for assessing the older driver in an office setting.

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This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Determine whether a "problem" with older drivers exists.
  2. Describe factors associated with driving ability and how these factors may change with age.
  3. Discuss the role of the health care team in evaluating, and if necessary reporting, the older driver.
  4. Develop an approach to assess the older driver in the office setting.
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Estimated time to complete: 
1 hour
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:05pm
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:33pm
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Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:21am
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Jason Wilbur. The Older Driver. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: