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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.
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).
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Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy:
, , , , , 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/114