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11 SCC: Identify safety risks in home

11. Identify and assess safety risks in the home environment, and make recommendations to mitigate these.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum (GEM-OC) 2 - Transitions of Care

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This is Module Two of an online five-module curriculum. The modules, which are based on national geriatric emergency medicine competencies, cover a broad range of geriatric topics through an interactive teaching format. They require learners to review and analyze patient information, interpersonal interactions, laboratory and imaging results, diagnoses and treatment plans. This module teaches about transitions of care.

Educational objectives: 

At the end of Module Two, the learner should be able to:

1) Develop a preliminary management plan for patients presenting with functional deficits including adaptive interventions and involvement of interdisciplinary team members from appropriate disciplines, such as social work, nursing, rehabilitation, nutrition, and pharmacy.

2) Accurately identify clinical situations where life expectancy, functional status, patient preference and goals of care should override standard recommendations for screening and treatment in older adults.

3) Assess and describe baseline and current functional abilities in an older adult by collecting historical data from multiple sources, include instrumental activities of daily living and activities of daily living, and perform a confirmatory hearing and vision examination.

4) Define and differentiate among types of code status, health care proxies, and advance directives in the state where one is training.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

 

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Date posted: 
Fri, 06/08/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 06/08/2012
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Suggested Citation:
, , , , , and . Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum (GEM-OC) 2 - Transitions of Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/102

End of Life Care 4: Assessing Psychosocial Needs in End of Life Care

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Psychosocial supports are formal and informal activities and relationships that provide for the needs of humans in their efforts to live in society and include education, healthcare, income security, social networks (i.e. family), and mental health (Barker, 2003). Service Providers from all professions need to pay attention to the who, what, when, where, why and how regarding a patient to fully understand the individual’s psychosocial needs.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students the opportunity to explore the patient and family’s preferences during end of life care, as well as cultural influences surrounding end of life decision making and finally psychosocial assessments utilized at this stage of care.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify needs and preferences of patients and families facing the end of life.
  • Discuss cultural influences on end of life decision making.
  • Highlight how healthcare provider's personal values may affect care of a patient.
  • Describe components of a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  • Provide examples of different types of psychosocial supports.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
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Suggested Citation:
, and . End of Life Care 4: Assessing Psychosocial Needs in End of Life Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/102

OSCE geriatric patient with fall and cognitive impairment: Margaret Donovan

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Summative OSCE used to evaluate 3rd year medical students' knowledge of geriatric assessment. Students are required to evaluate a geriatric standardized patient with cognitive impairment and history of a fall.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Assess the functional ability of the older adult during a focused office visit
  2. Demonstrate understanding of why a focus on function is important
  3. Demonstrate the components of a geriatric functional assessment
  4. Demonstrate use of assessment tools
  5. Develop strategies to integrate a geriatric assessment into a short visit
  6. Demonstrate skills to enhance communication with older patients 
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Access to a clinical skills center and trained geriatric standardized patients

Date posted: 
Sat, 01/01/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 04/17/2011
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Suggested Citation:
OSCE geriatric patient with fall and cognitive impairment: Margaret Donovan. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/102

Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum (GEM-OC) 1 - Advance Directives

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This is Module One of an online five-module curriculum.  The modules, which are based on national geriatric emergency medicine competencies, cover a broad range of geriatric topics through an interactive teaching format.  They require learners to review and analyze patient information, interpersonal interactions, laboratory and imaging results, diagnoses and treatment plans. This module teaches advance directives and palliative care.

Educational objectives: 

At the end of Module One, the learner should be able to:

1) Define and differentiate among types of code status, health care proxies, and advance directives in the state where one is training.

2) Accurately identify clinical situations where life expectancy, functional status, patient preference and goals of care should override standard recommendations for screening and treatment in older adults.

3) Present palliative care (including hospice) as a positive, active treatment option for a patient with advanced disease.

4) Formulate a differential diagnosis and implement initial evaluation in a patient who exhibits dementia, delirium, or depression.

5) In an older patient with delirium, urgently initiate a diagnostic work-up to determine the root cause (etiology).

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For best viewing results, please:

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Date posted: 
Tue, 10/19/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 08/08/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , and . Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum (GEM-OC) 1 - Advance Directives. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/102

A Checklist for a Home Visit of a Recently Hospitalized Geriatric Patient

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

The home visit form and the accompanying checklist are used to facilitate geriatric assessments after discharge from the hospital.

Educational objectives: 

To assist sub-interns visiting older patients, recently discharged from hospital, in their homes in order to follow-up with their medical care.

Date posted: 
Fri, 04/27/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 04/27/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
A Checklist for a Home Visit of a Recently Hospitalized Geriatric Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/102

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