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CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient): ADVANCE DIRECTIVES AND DNR ORDERS

CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient): ADVANCE DIRECTIVES AND DNR ORDERS

University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
Don W. Scott, DO
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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The "Advance Directives and DNR Orders" module is part of the CHAMP faculty development program, which aims to improve inpatient, geriatric medical care through a "teach the teacher" approach. It is central to one of the four the course themes, improving end of life care. Teaching materials available on the CHAMP webpage link include: a slide presentation; a bedside teaching trigger; a pocket teaching card; references; a sample session evaluation form; CHAMP overview/user's guide; and access to the entire CHAMP course and all resources.

Educational objectives: 

Learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize the opportunity for improving the documentation of advance directives discussions in the hospital;
  2. Better understand the general prognosis for in-hospital cardiac arrest and the poor prognostic factors for survival after in-hospital resuscitation;
  3. Better understand the common errors made in advance directives discussions by residents; and
  4. Articulate the steps of an advance directives discussion.
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CHAMP is a multi-tiered educational project with a faculty development program at its core. Hospitalists, general internists, and family practitioners who teach residents and medical students are the targeted audience. The course is organized around four themes in geriatric inpatient care: identifying and assessing vulnerable elders, preventing hazards of hospitalization, improving palliative and end of life care, and managing transitions of care. CHAMP addresses 15 geriatric topics and includes a mini-course entitled, "Teaching on Today's Wards," on advanced clinical teaching skills and teaching across the ACGME Core Competencies in the inpatient setting.

1 category CME credit hour was awarded to faculty who attended this teaching session.

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Don W. Scott. CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient): ADVANCE DIRECTIVES AND DNR ORDERS. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: