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Geriatric Medicine Consult Curriculum for Orthopedic Surgery


Geriatric Medicine Consult Curriculum for Orthopedic Surgery

University of Utah
Stacy Johnson, MD, Karli Edholm, MD, Jonathan Newman, MD, Peter Yarbrough, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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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

Suggested Citation:
Geriatric Medicine Consult Curriculum for Orthopedic Surgery. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: