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2015 Quick Reference App: Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Resident Geriatric Competencies

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2015 Quick Reference App: Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Resident Geriatric Competencies

University of Chicago Medicine
Author(s):  
Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD, MPH, Tia Kostas, MD, Mariko Wong, MD, Katherine Thompson, MD, Shellie Williams, MD
POGOe Id: 
21839
Date Posted: 
09/28/2015
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
04/03/2018
Abstract: 

In 2010, the essential geriatric competencies for Internal Medicine (IM) and Family Medicine (FM) residents were published. To reinforce and disseminate these critical skills, we created a quick reference mobile application for IM and FM residents that addresses competencies in each of the seven key competency domains: Medication Management; Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health; Complex or Chronic Illness; Palliative and End-of-Life Care; Hospital Patient Safety; Transitions of Care; and Ambulatory Care.

This application can be used as a comprehensive reference by learners of multiple levels and disciplines while caring for patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient wards, outpatient clinic, nursing homes and home visits. Various screening tools, criteria, mnemonics and guidelines supporting each competency are included in this concise guide to caring for aging adults.

To access the free app:

  1. Go to Geriatrics Quick Reference App on AgileMD
  2. Create a free AgileMD account  
  3. Download the free AgileMD application using your smartphone app store 
  4. Open the AgileMD app and login with the username and password you created
Educational objectives: 
After using this quick reference tool, learners will be able to:
1.) Select and apply evidence-based tools to screen for or assess geriatric syndromes.
2.) Asses for and manage issues affecting older adult health across seven key competency domains: Medication Management; Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health; Complex or Chronic Illness; Palliative and End-of-Life Care; Hospital Patient Safety; Transitions of Care; and Ambulatory Care.
Content Categories: 
Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
Geriatric Competencies: 
Discipline/specialty: 
Resident Level Competencies: 
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Expires 6mos Email Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:19am
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
"Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD, MPH" megan.huisingh-scheetz@uchospitals.edu


Suggested Citation:
2015 Quick Reference App: Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Resident Geriatric Competencies. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21839