University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
This is Module Three 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 discharge planning.
At the end of this module you will be able to:
1) Assess and describe baseline and current functional abilities in an older adult by collecting historical data from multiple sources, ensuring to include instrumental activities of daily living and activities of daily living, and performing a confirmatory hearing and vision examination.
2) Communicate the key components of a safe discharge plan (e.g., accurate medication list, plan for follow-up), including comparing/contrasting potential sites for discharge.
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