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Geriatric Medicine Consult Curriculum for Orthopedic Surgery

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Geriatric Medicine Consult Curriculum for Orthopedic Surgery

University of Utah
Author(s):  
Stacy Johnson, MD, Karli Edholm, MD, Jonathan Newman, MD, Peter Yarbrough, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
21941
Date Posted: 
10/17/2016
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
10/17/2016
Abstract: 

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.

Educational objectives: 

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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Karli Edholm, MD karli.edholm@hsc.utah.edu


Suggested Citation:
Geriatric Medicine Consult Curriculum for Orthopedic Surgery. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21941