The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

Caring for the Older Adult

M1 Care Transitions

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

As a segment of a first year medical student "Aging Course," this lecture and case presentation exercise helps outline the reasons to exhibit caution in the transition of care for elders. The case examples provide students the opportunity to analyze several academic papers and a case presentation and to discuss their observations on a Wiki application. A PowerPoint presentation is also provided for a class presentation on the topic of care transitions.

Educational objectives: 
  • Define the reasons why transitions between different settings of care may result in poor patient outcomes.
  • Explain how communication problems between health providers and patients result in poor care transitions.  
  • Define the different discharge options for a patient leaving the hospital.
Date posted: 
Thu, 04/02/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 08/19/2012
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Suggested Citation:
M1 Care Transitions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Polypharmacy Skills Workshop

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

This product contains a short workshop presentation and an exercise for medical students outlining the critical areas of polypharmacy in elders. The presentation covers the symptoms of drug interactions and the caution that must be exercised in prescribing and diagnosing older adults. A short case work up is required as pre-session homework for students.

Educational objectives: 

To introduce students to polypharmacy in older adults

Date posted: 
Wed, 04/01/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 02/07/2013
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Suggested Citation:
Polypharmacy Skills Workshop. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Step2CK Prep Series: No. 41 (Kaplan USMLE Step 2CK Qbook, 2005)--Help--I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!--But Why?

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

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported in part by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam, available from http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri.... For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational objectives: 

This episode is based on Question 41 on page 82 of the 2005 Kaplan Step2CK QBook.

Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Identify the importance of adverse drug effects on the geriatric population including reasons for variable drug effects, common drugs to avoid and the significance of the Beers list of inappropriate pharmacologic interventions
  • Emphasize the types of musculoskeletal deficits in Parkinson's Disease as well as common presentations
  • Discuss the cause, symptoms, and management of postural hypotension
  • Identify symptoms associated with ischemia in the internal carotid distribution and differentiate them from ischemia in other areas of cerebral circulation.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of vertebrobasilar insuffiency.
Date posted: 
Fri, 08/07/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
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Suggested Citation:
Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Step2CK Prep Series: No. 41 (Kaplan USMLE Step 2CK Qbook, 2005)--Help--I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!--But Why?. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Texas Tech MedCast Reynolds Geriatrics Step2CK Prep Series: No. 38--Geriatric Ethical Decision Making

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

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported in part by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam, available from http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri.... For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational objectives: 

This episode is based on Question 38 on page 35 of the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam.

Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Understand the difference between autonomy and beneficence
  • Know the importance and legal requirements for informed consent for treatment
  • Recognize the ethical dilemma in patient's refusal of medical treatment
  • Be able to determine a patient's decision-making capacity
  • Realize the importance to advocate at all times the interests of one's patient over one's own interests
Date posted: 
Mon, 08/10/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
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Suggested Citation:
Texas Tech MedCast Reynolds Geriatrics Step2CK Prep Series: No. 38--Geriatric Ethical Decision Making. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step2CK Prep Series: No. 77--The Nauseated Nanna

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

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported in part by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam, available from http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri.... For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational objectives: 

This episode is based on Question 77 on page 50 of the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam

Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic and acute digoxin toxicity
  • Recognize the atypical presentations of hyperthyroid in geriatric patients
  • Describe different presentations of lacunar cerebral infarct
  • List the current ADA guidelines for blood glucose control
Date posted: 
Mon, 08/10/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step2CK Prep Series: No. 77--The Nauseated Nanna. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Health Literacy and the Older Adult

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

This is a comprehensive web-based, online interactive module on Health Literacy in the Older Adult. It incorporates multiple modalities including hyperlinked text and resources, videos, mini-quizzes, and examples of health literacy assessment tools--all held together by an engaging speaker and guide through the module. It takes approximately one hour to complete.

Educational objectives: 

* State the percentage of the US population over 65 years of age that has limited health literacy skills. * Explain the association of limited literacy with health status and health outcomes. * List changes in your communication with patients which, if implemented, will improve the chance that patients will understand what you are talking about.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This module requires a computer with internet access and a web browser.

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Suggested Citation:
Health Literacy and the Older Adult. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

GeriPod: Use of Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Older Adults

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

This podcast focuses on the side effects, dosing, and efficacy of antipsychotic medications commonly used to treat older adults. 

Educational objectives: 

What you will learn:

 

  • How antipsychotic medications are used in the treatment of dementia-related behavioral distrubances.
  • The FDA indications for the use of antipsychotic medications in the treatment of older patients with psychiatric problems.
  • The side effects, dosing and efficacy of atypical antipsychotic medications commonly used to treat older patients.
  • The dosing and therapeutic timeline for initiation and continuation of treatment.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The New Jersey Geriatric Education Center through the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine presents the first “GeriPod” podcast called “Use of Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Older Adults”. For more information on the GeriPod series, please visit the UMDNJ website at http://njisa.umdnj.edu/education/geripods/index2.html .

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Credit for development and support acknowledgement provided:
Developed by : New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging Education Workgroup at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.
“This project was supported by funds from the Division of Diversity and Interdisciplinary Education, Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), under grant D31 HP08818, Geriatric Education Centers. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government."

Date posted: 
Mon, 09/28/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 09/28/2009
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Suggested Citation:
and . GeriPod: Use of Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Pharmacological Treatment of Depression in Older Adults

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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 product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Schultz will identify risk factors for depression in later life, as well as differences in the way depression may appear in older adults as compared to younger people. She will discuss how depressive symptoms may over lap with cognitive changes in later life. In addition, Dr. Schultz will present different medication strategies for reducing depressive symptoms in older adults.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Identify risk factors for depression in later life.
  2. Recognize differences in the way depression may appear in older compared to younger patients.
  3. Appreciate how depressive symptoms may overlap with cognitive changes in late life.
  4. Understand different medication strategies for reducing depressive symptoms in older adults.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Pharmacological Treatment of Depression in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine

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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: 

"Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 


1. Describe current trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by older adults.


2. Identify known benefits for older adults from use of common CAM treatments, such as transcendental meditation and Tai Chi.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.

Date posted: 
Wed, 01/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Recognizing and Managing Medication Overuse

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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: 

This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Kelly will describe why older adults are at increased risk of drug-related problems arising from medication overuse. He will discuss causes of polypharmacy in older adults as well as steps that can be taken to reduce medication overuse. In addition, Dr. Kelly will explain the concept of therapeutic polypharmacy.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Describe why the elderly are at increased risk of drug-related problems arising from medication overuse.
  2. Identify causes of polypharmacy in the elderly.
  3. Explain the concept of therapeutic polypharmacy.
  4. Discuss steps that can be taken to reduce medication overuse.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Tue, 08/25/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Recognizing and Managing Medication Overuse. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

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