University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
This is Module Two of an online five-module curriculum. The modules, which are based on national geriatric emergency medicine competencies, cover a broad range of geriatric topics through an interactive teaching format. They require learners to review and analyze patient information, interpersonal interactions, laboratory and imaging results, diagnoses and treatment plans. This module teaches about transitions of care.
At the end of Module Two, the learner should be able to:
1) Develop a preliminary management plan for patients presenting with functional deficits including adaptive interventions and involvement of interdisciplinary team members from appropriate disciplines, such as social work, nursing, rehabilitation, nutrition, and pharmacy.
2) Accurately identify clinical situations where life expectancy, functional status, patient preference and goals of care should override standard recommendations for screening and treatment in older adults.
3) Assess and describe baseline and current functional abilities in an older adult by collecting historical data from multiple sources, include instrumental activities of daily living and activities of daily living, and perform a confirmatory hearing and vision examination.
4) Define and differentiate among types of code status, health care proxies, and advance directives in the state where one is training.
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