University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
CHAMP Pocket Teaching Cards are designed for faculty learners to assist them in teaching geriatric topics at bedside in the inpatient setting. These 1-2 page teaching tools summarize key teaching points and provide reference materials on the following topics: Advance directives and the DNR Discussion, Delirium, Dementia, Foley Catheter Use, Ideal Hospital Discharge, Pain Control, and Wound Care.
CHAMP Pocket Teaching Cards were created as part of the CHAMP faculty development program, which aims to improve inpatient, geriatric medical care through a "teach the teacher" approach. These materials complement primary teaching resources such as slide presentations with speaker's notes; bedside teaching triggers; and references. Resources on all CHAMP topics and a course overview/program user's guide and evaluation instruments are also available on this website.
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.
CHAMP Pocket Teaching Cards enable faculty learners to:
- Identify key teaching points on select topics in the care of hospitalized older adult patients.
- Discuss guidelines for assessment, evaluation, and treatment around a variety of common geriatric issues facing hospitalized older adult patients.