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Anatomy Class Introduction as the First Patient

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

This short anatomy class exercise introduces the cadaver as the first patient. The students will assess the cadaver and approach this as an investigation of patient history. The students will be required to present a cadaver report on their observations. The report will focus on the suspected cause of death and the students ideas on anticipated effects of their cadaver's clinical symptoms as they relate to the cadaver's daily life (i.e., ADL's, IADL's, AADL's, and possible means of compensation).

Educational objectives: 

The student will be able to: 1. Apply clinical observation skills of general appearance including age, gender, body habitus, and identifying features to the cadaver. 2. Associate identified clinical findings with anticipated impact on daily life including ADLs (bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility noting any aides, continence, feeding), IADLs (phone use, med use, shopping, cooking, cleaning, finances, transportation) AADLS (recreation, church, school, work), relationships, and self-concept.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This is only a 15-20 minute encounter (first encounter) with the cadaver.

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

Gillespie, S. M. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, October). Teaching Undergraduate Geriatrics in the Anatomy Laboratory. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(10), 2000-2002. Also available online.

Date posted: 
Wed, 09/23/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 09/05/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Anatomy Class Introduction as the First Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Cultural Competency: Incorporating Communication Skills Training into Health Professions Curricula

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

Lecture/workshop on incorporating communication skills training into health professions curriculum with emphasis on the development and implementation of an ethnogeriatric objective structured clinical experience (OSCE).

Educational objectives: 

1. Express the role of verbal and non-verbal communication skills in the patient encounter 2. Adopt new tools for teaching and assessing communication skills with health professions students 3. Devise an action plan for one strategy to promote training of culturally and linguistically competent health care professionals

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

None

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

Burke J and Collins L. Cultural Competency: Incorporating Communication Skills Training into Health Professions Curricula. Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education First Annual Conference. Symposia presented, October 2008.

Date posted: 
Tue, 02/03/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 10/17/2009
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Suggested Citation:
and . Cultural Competency: Incorporating Communication Skills Training into Health Professions Curricula. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Physiology of Aging

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

Lecture to describe some of the concepts around physiology of aging

Educational objectives: 

Discuss the Characteristics of Aging Review the various Theories of Aging Explore the effects of Aging on the different organ systems

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/23/2008
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 04/17/2018
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Suggested Citation:
Physiology of Aging. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

The "BIG 10" -- Computer-Based Geriatrics Workbooks for Resident Teaching

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

This resource has been developed as a self-learning tool for Internal Medicine residents at Emory University on their Geriatric Medicine rotation. Each of the workbooks is centered on an important geriatrics topic. The topics include: delirium, dementia, urinary incontinence, medication use, falls, pain management, hazards of hospitalization, failure to thrive, and transitions of care. Each workbook is divided into three parts. It starts with a case vignette, followed by a set of learning tasks related to it. These tasks usually start with a required reading which gives an outline of the topic and then go on to questions about the case. Finally, the resident is provided with at least three "boards-style" multiple-choice questions that will require integration of knowledge acquired in reading the workbook. These workbooks are meant as a companion for the learning modules that are in the website for the Emory Reynolds program, which exists to strengthen physician training in geriatrics.

Educational objectives: 

Embedded

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The workbooks have been recently prepared and are starting to be used by Emory Internal Medicine residents during their Geriatrics rotation. We have not started obtaining evaluations yet.

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

MedEd Portal

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/31/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 08/31/2009
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Suggested Citation:
and . The "BIG 10" -- Computer-Based Geriatrics Workbooks for Resident Teaching. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules - Ethical Considerations and Challenges

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

Virtual patient (VP) modules on selected geriatric medicine topic of Ethical Considerations and Challenges

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To access the modules, follow the following instructions: Go to: http://mycourses.med.harvard.edu/public Click on view course list Choose the following: CME-GERI5 (Ethical Considerations and Challenges in Geriatric Medicine) * Real Player application required to play videos. Free Real Player can be downloaded here: http://realplayer.com/

Date posted: 
Wed, 10/22/2008
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 10/18/2009
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Suggested Citation:
, , and . Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules - Ethical Considerations and Challenges. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules - Pain Management Strategies in the Elderly

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

Virtual patient (VP) modules on selected geriatric medicine topic of Pain Management Strategies in the Elderly

Educational objectives: 

PAIN MANAGEMENT: 1. The learner will use multi-modal pain control whenever possible to treat post-operative pain. 2. The learner will be able to pick appropriate initial acute pain management regimen in older adults. 3. The learner will be able to use an opiate equianalgesic table to calculate dosing of opiates and make appropriate changes from one opiate to another. 4. The learner will be able to list pain medications that are considered inappropriate for use in the elderly.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To access the modules, follow the following instructions: Go to: http://mycourses.med.harvard.edu/public Click on view course list Choose the following: CME-GERI1 (Pain Management Strategies in the Elderly * Real Player application required to play videos. Free Real Player can be downloaded here: http://realplayer.com/

Date posted: 
Wed, 12/17/2008
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 10/18/2009
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules - Pain Management Strategies in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules: Dementia, Elder Abuse, Driving

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

Virtual patient (VP) modules on selected geriatric medicine topic of Dementia, Elder Abuse, and Driving

Educational objectives: 

At the end of this case, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize and diagnose dementia, Alzheimer's dementia and vascular dementia based on DSM-IV criteria.
  2. Distinguish between the common types of dementia (Alzheimer's, vascular, Lewy body) and less common forms (normal pressure hydrocephalus, frontal lobe dementia).
  3. List available treatments for Alzheimer's dementia and vascular dementia and distinguish them according to mechanism of actions and indications.
  4. Recognize confounding conditions (delirium, depression, sensory impairments, drug toxicity) in the evaluation of dementia.
  5. Manage behavioral problems and mood disorders in dementia patients.
  6. Recognize signs of elder mistreatment and be familiar with physician's reporting responsibilities. Enumerate appropriate cognitive, laboratory, and imaging tests for the evaluation of patient presenting with cognitive problems.
  7. Recognize mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and distinguish it from dementia and normal cognition.
  8. Know the resources available to help address physician concerns regarding driving safety in elderly and/or demented patients.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To access the modules, follow the following instructions: Go to: http://mycourses.med.harvard.edu/public Click on view course list Choose: CME-GERI4 (Dementia, Elder Abuse, Driving) * Real Player application required to play videos. Free Real Player can be downloaded here: http://realplayer.com/

Date posted: 
Fri, 02/13/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 10/18/2009
Product Viewing Instructions: 
On the Harvard website, click View Course List. Choose CME-GERI4 (Dementia, Elder Abuse, Driving).
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Suggested Citation:
, , and . Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules: Dementia, Elder Abuse, Driving. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Prescribing for 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: 

A PowerPoint lecture guide originally designed for a CME course that outlines the principles of and provides practical guidelines for medication prescribing in the elderly patient. The presentation guide describes changes in the management of medications as they relate to the distinct changes of older patients' physiology combined with multiple chronic conditions. This product teaches the proper approach and precautions, as well as the reasoning behind them.

Educational objectives: 

- Describe significant age associated changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. - Understand how to recognize and prevent adverse drug reactions, drug-drug and drug-disease interactions in the elderly. - Avoid ineffective and inappropriate prescribing for the elderly.

Date posted: 
Mon, 01/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 01/25/2010
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Suggested Citation:
Prescribing for Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series: Preventive Screening for the Elderly

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

This episode outlines preventive screening recommendations for elderly patients.

For more information about the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational objectives: 

The listener should be able to:

  • Describe variations in recommendations for preventive screening for the elderly
  • List clinical screening and typical vaccinations for the elderly
  • List cardiovascular and cancer screenings for the elderly
  • Conduct a preventive screening exam on an older adult
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This podcast episode is an MP3 file. It may be listened to on a computer with speakers or an MP3 player. It is available on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center website, where an episode fact sheet is also available, or for download from the iTunes Music Store (search term: "texas tech medcast").

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

Jones BG, Bickley LS, Dentino A, Prabhu FR, Martin C, Balmes M, Neilson R, Urban S, Nutis D. Using Podcasting to Teach Geriatrics to Third-Year Medical Students. Innovations in Medical Education poster, 119th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, San Antonio, TX, October 31-November 5, 2008.

Jones BG, Bickley LS, Dentino A, Prabhu FR, Martin C, Balmes M, Neilson R, Urban S, Nutis D. Using Podcasting to Teach Geriatrics to Third-Year Medical Students. Peer Paper, 35th Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, Savannah, GA, January 22-24, 2009.

Jones BG, Bickley LS, Ragain RM, McMahon KK, Prabhu FR, Baker LK, Chauncey, KB Samiuddin M, Ranin M, McClure S, Casner P. Using Podcasting to Impact Third-Year Students' Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Geriatrics. Poster on Research in Progress to the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, San Juan, PR, October 2008.

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/08/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series: Preventive Screening for the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series: Geriatric Functional Assessment

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

This episode gives an overview of the purposes of functional assessment of the elderly as well as tools for easy assessment in the office setting.

For more information about the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational objectives: 

The listener should be able to:

  • Define the purpose of functional assessment of the elderly
  • List three questions that help assess healthy aging
  • Identify screening factors for vision, hearing, leg mobility, urinary incontinence, nutrition, memory, depression & physician disability
  • Use the Get-Up-And-Go test for mobility
  • Conduct a simple functional assessment in an office setting
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This podcast episode is an MP3 file. It may be listened to on a computer with speakers or an MP3 player. It is available on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center website, where an episode fact sheet is also available, or for download from the iTunes Music Store (search term: "texas tech medcast").

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

Jones BG, Bickley LS, Dentino A, Prabhu FR, Martin C, Balmes M, Neilson R, Urban S, Nutis D. Using Podcasting to Teach Geriatrics to Third-Year Medical Students. Innovations in Medical Education poster, 119th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, San Antonio, TX, October 31-November 5, 2008.

Jones BG, Bickley LS, Dentino A, Prabhu FR, Martin C, Balmes M, Neilson R, Urban S, Nutis D. Using Podcasting to Teach Geriatrics to Third-Year Medical Students. Peer Paper, 35th Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, Savannah, GA, January 22-24, 2009.

Jones BG, Bickley LS, Ragain RM, McMahon KK, Prabhu FR, Baker LK, Chauncey, KB Samiuddin M, Ranin M, McClure S, Casner P. Using Podcasting to Impact Third-Year Students' Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Geriatrics. Poster on Research in Progress to the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, San Juan, PR, October 2008.

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/31/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series: Geriatric Functional Assessment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

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