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Medical Student Synthesis Block - Hazards of Hospitalization

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Medical Student Synthesis Block - Hazards of Hospitalization

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Author(s):  
Elizabeth Harlow, MD, Tabitha Berger, Brianna Harder, Debra Mostek
POGOe Id: 
22023
Date Posted: 
07/17/2019
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
06/26/2019
Abstract: 

As part of the new curriculum at the University of Nebraska Medical School, geriatrics was utilized as “synthesis block”.  This allowed the presentation of geriatric material with the emphasis of review of material previously learned in the core curriculum in preparation for boards.  The cases were developed with this emphasis on review with the design to teach the information through a geriatric lens.  We addressed several of the major geriatric syndromes while reviewing board-pertinent information through discussion of cases.  The cases that follow were presented in the section of the course focused on the hazards associated with hospitalization.

Educational objectives: 

1. Identify potential hazards of hospitalization for all older adult patients.
2. Identify potential prevention strategies for potential hazards of hospitalization in older adults.
 

Learning resource types: 
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Elizabeth Harlow eharlow@unmc.edu


Suggested Citation:
Medical Student Synthesis Block - Hazards of Hospitalization. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/22023