University of Utah
Geriatrics/medicine curriculum developed for Orthopedic residents to complete during a required Internal Medicine consult rotation. Topics include: preoperative assessment, medication reconcilliation and adverse drug events, post-operative complications including delirium, care transitions, and common inpatient medical problems. Curriculum also includes references to relevant high-yield literature for additional information.
Provide learners (specifically orthopedic surgery interns) with an introduction to common inpatient medical problems and post-operative complications. At the end of this curriculum, learners should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the work-up and management of common inpatient problems and post-operative complications, and apply this knowledge to the direct care of patients. Learners should be able to identify common adverse events in older patients.