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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Driving and the Older Adult

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Driving and the Older Adult

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Richard Marottoli, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
20846
Date Posted: 
06/30/2017
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
06/30/2017
Abstract: 

Driving and the Older Adult: is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

Objectives:

  1. State whether or not patients with dementia can pass a driving road test
  2. List 3 key steps to be taken when evaluating the driving safety of older adults
  3. Look up your state’s laws regarding requirements for reporting unsafe drivers
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 3:33pm
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:15am
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Suggested Citation:
Dr. Richard Marottoli. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Driving and the Older Adult. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20846