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Caring for the Hospitalized Geriatric Patient - A Pocket Card


Caring for the Hospitalized Geriatric Patient - A Pocket Card

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Esther Ho, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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This pocket teaching card is designed for ward-based teaching and hospitalized-based care of geriatric patients. 

Educational objectives: 

Goal: Learners will provide appropriate assessment, intervention, and follow-up for their hospitalized geriatric patients.


  1. Learners will demonstrate their knowledge of appropriate assessment by determining the baseline of their geriatric patients in cognition, gait, and ability to carry out ADLs and IADLs.
  2. Learners will demonstrate appropriate interventions to prevent iatrogenic disorders.
  3. Learners will be able to identify events in their geriatric patients that necessitate transfer to a higher level of care.
  4. Learners will know basic steps to recognize, prevent, and care for delirium, pneumonia, heart failure.
  5. Learners will be able to provide basic pre- and perioperative care for geriatric patients.
  6. Learners will provide appropriate discharge plans for geriatric patients.
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Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:55am
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Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:35pm
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Friday, March 30, 2018 - 5:22pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Dr. Nokteh Taheri

Suggested Citation:
Dr. Dan-phuong (Esther) Ho. Caring for the Hospitalized Geriatric Patient - A Pocket Card. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: