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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hip Fractures in Older Adults: Peri-Operative Considerations

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hip Fractures in Older Adults: Peri-Operative Considerations

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Ana Sanguineti, MD
Sponsor: 
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Academic Career Award (GACA)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
20862
Date Posted: 
08/20/2018
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
08/13/2018
Abstract: 

Hip Fractures in Older Adults: Peri-Operative Considerations 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: 
After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…
  1. State the ideal time frame for hip repair surgery in older adults with hip fracture
  2. List geriatric syndromes that must be considered when caring for older adults with hip fracture
  3. State when bisphosphonates should be started in older adults with hip fracture
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.

Learning resource types: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH lvitkus@aging.arizona.edu


Suggested Citation:
Dr. Ana Sanguineti. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hip Fractures in Older Adults: Peri-Operative Considerations. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20862