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Pain Management in Osteoarthritis

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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. Kelly will describe the presentation, epidemiology, and consequences of osteoarthritis in older adults. He will summarize the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risk profiles of some medications commonly used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and explain the stepped care approach to pharmacologic therapy for osteoarthritis in older adults with cardiovascular disease. In addition, Dr. Kelly will discuss alternative treatments for osteoarthritis, including acupuncture and chondroitin.

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 the presentation, epidemiology, and consequences of osteoarthritis in the elderly.
  2. Summarize the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risk profiles of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors commonly used in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
  3. Explain the stepped care approach to pharmacologic therapy for osteoarthritis in an elderly individual with known cardiovascular disease or risk factors for ischemic heart disease.
  4. Discuss alternative treatments for osteoarthritis including acupuncture and chondroitin.
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: 
Mon, 08/24/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Pain Management in Osteoarthritis. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Dementia Subtypes: Managing Psychiatric Complications of Dementia

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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. Schultz will discuss different types of dementia and the clinical characteristics associated with them. She will also present the emotional and psychiatric features of dementia and offer strategies that may be used to help manage behavioral problems.

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. Recognize the more common types of dementia.
  2. Identify the clinical characteristics associated with different dementias (e.g., frontotemporal and Lewy body dementia).
  3. Be aware of the emotional and psychiatric features of dementia.
  4. Recognize strategies that may be used to help manage behavioral problems in dementia.
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:
Dementia Subtypes: Managing Psychiatric Complications of Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Old Age in the New Age: Ask the Informationist

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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 in its original format was a CD which has now been uploaded to POGOe and can be viewed here. In this format, it consists of three parts:

  1. A reprint (with permission from the publisher) of Davidoff and Florance's seminal article published in 2000 in Annals of Internal Medicine entitled "The Informationist: A New Health Profession?".
  2. A PowerPoint presentation outlining in detail the role the informationist has played in the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics (ARPAG).
  3. A "Library of Questions" consisting of the full responses to 28 clinical questions posed by the Reynolds scholars. The PowerPoint presentation and each of the 28 questions and responses can also be viewed independently below.
Educational objectives: 

After reviewing this product the viewer will :

  1. Be able to discuss the role of an informationist in clinical and medical educational settings.
  2. By adapting some of the concepts presented in this product, be able to generate ideas for the incorporation of an informationist within a geriatric education program
  3. Be able to discuss some of the very specific questions posed by academic clinicians addressing a broad range of topics including: Cardiology, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Cultural Issues, Diagnostic and Prognostic Tools, Gero-Oncology, Gero sensitive environments and interventions (with particular reference to the Emergency Department), Medical Education, Mental Health, Palliative Care/End of Life Issues, Pharmacology, Sexuality and Surgery.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Many of the clinical questions included in the “Library of Questions” are available on the website of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics (http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/physicianfacts.cfm) and on the Geriatrics and Gerontology Health Topics website hosted by the Arizona Health Sciences Library (http://www.ahsl.arizona.edu/topics/geriatrics/). Four have also been published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal.

The PowerPoint,” Arizona Program of Applied Geriatrics: The Role of the Informationist” was part of a presentation , with Sandra Kramer, MA, MS, to the 2007 Contributed Papers session -- Issues and Innovations in Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarianship, of the Annual meeting of the Special Libraries Association, Denver, Colorado, June 4, 2007.

Date posted: 
Tue, 05/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 08/10/2010
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Suggested Citation:
Old Age in the New Age: Ask the Informationist. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand: Reducing the risk by designing a safer, shame-free health care environment

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

Reducing the risk by designing a safer, shame-free health care environment is a 68-page monograph that offers new supporting research, explores how ineffective communication and low health literacy combine to affect patient safety, provides tools to decrease communication-related adverse events at a system wide level, and helps physicians initiate changes toward a safer and shame-free practice environment. For more information, please visit http://www.amafoundation.org/go/healthliteracy.

Educational objectives: 

After completing this activity, learners should be able to: 1) define the scope of patient safety problems caused by low health literacy and the need to manage the risk they present. 2) recognize the ethical and legal foundations for safe medical practices and patient-centered care. 3) explain patient safety concepts and approaches utilized in designing safer practice environments. 4) identify patient safety practices that reduce the risk of miscommunication and optimize the patient’s ability to safely manage their own care. 5) determine steps toward establishing a climate for change. 6) identify tools and resources for creating safer practice environments. 7) demonstrate how to utilize and implement these tools in a practice environment.

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/10/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 08/10/2009
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand: Reducing the risk by designing a safer, shame-free health care environment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Self -Management Strategies for Vulnerable Populations (Web-based video)

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

“Self-management strategies for vulnerable populations” is a brief, informational Web-streaming program developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) for primary care physicians. It focuses on strategies for physicians to assist their patients in managing chronic conditions. For more information, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/epoch.

Educational objectives: 

After completing this segment, the viewer should be able to: 1) define self-management and self-management support. 2) recognize the value of self-management in chronic conditions. 3) apply self-management support strategies to improve the care of patients with chronic conditions.

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/28/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 08/28/2009
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Self -Management Strategies for Vulnerable Populations (Web-based video). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

AMA Healthier Life Steps™

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

Physicians’ guide to Patient screening, intervention and motivation tools and techniques developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) describes the important role physicians play in fostering lifestyle change, and explains how physicians can implement strategies to assess patients’ readiness to change and how to counsel patients on making these changes. For more information, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/healthierlifesteps.

Educational objectives: 

After completing this activity, learners should be able to: 1) utilize references about healthy lifestyles and behavior changes that impact patients’ lives. 2) implement strategies to assess patients’ readiness to change poor lifestyle behaviors. 3) counsel patients on lifestyle changes and provide action plans when appropriate.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/01/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 10/17/2009
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Suggested Citation:
and . AMA Healthier Life Steps™. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Physician tip sheet for self-management support; How to support someone along the path to making a healthy behavior change

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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: 

The American Medical Association (AMA) developed the Physician tip sheet for self-management support designed to guide the physician through a patient conversation about behavior change. This tip sheet provides the physician with patient self-management worksheets and questions to initiate the physician-patient discussion and establish a collaborative relationship. For more information, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/aging.

Educational objectives: 

Learners should be able to support their patient to make healthy behavior changes.

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/10/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 08/10/2009
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Physician tip sheet for self-management support; How to support someone along the path to making a healthy behavior change. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Physician resource guide to patient self-management support

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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: 

The Physician resource guide to patient self-management support developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) introduces patient self-management support concepts and presents selected resources and practice implementation tools. The resource guide builds on existing information in the field of patient self-management. It is organized to direct physicians to resources that will help them implement cost-effective techniques at various levels of the health care system in order to help patients achieve better health outcomes and increase their quality of life. For more information, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/aging.

Educational objectives: 

Learners should be able to increase the awareness and use of self-management support in clinical practice.

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/10/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 08/10/2009
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Physician resource guide to patient self-management support. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers

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

This Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers was created by the American Medical Association (AMA) with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The information in this guide helps physicians address preventable injuries—in particular, those injuries incurred in motor vehicle crashes—and evaluate the ability of their older patients to operate a motor vehicle safely as part of their everyday, personal activities. This guide reflects the scientific literature and views of experts, and is provided for informational and educational purposes only. For more information, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/olderdrivers.

Educational objectives: 

Learners should be able to identify drivers at increased risk for crashes, help them enhance their driving safety, and ease the transition to driving retirement if and when it becomes necessary

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

Irmiter, C.A.; Schwartzberg, J.G. Meuser, T.M. Carr, D.B. Wagner E. (2008). Outcomes for Training Interdisciplinary Professionals Regarding Associated Risks and Reporting Unsafe Driving for Our Aging Population. GSA, Washington, DC November.

Date posted: 
Fri, 01/01/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 07/20/2010
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Pharmacologic Options in Elderly Patients Pocket Cards

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

In a January 2009 Article in "GERIATRICS" entitled, "In harm’s way: Moving the older trauma patient toward a better outcome," Campbell, DeGolia, Fallon, & Rader included the tables that are presented here as pocket card guides on how medication affects the older patient, especially in trauma situations.

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

Campbell JW, DeGolia PA, Fallon WF, Rader EL. In harm's way: Moving the older trauma patient toward a better outcome. Geriatrics. 2009;64(1):8-13, 28. Created for Geriatrics (http://geriatrics.modernmedicine.com/) by James W. Campbell, MD, MS, Peter A. DeGolia, MD, William F. Fallon Jr, MD, MBA, Erin L. Rader, RN, MSN. Adapted from Geriatrics at your fingertips Reuben, D. Herr, K, Pacala, J et al. New York The American Geriatrics Society 2006.

Date posted: 
Mon, 03/23/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 10/17/2009
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Pharmacologic Options in Elderly Patients Pocket Cards. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

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