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Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 2: Discharge Planning and Home Community-Based Services to Support Safe Transitions

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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: 

Description:

Medicare states that discharge planning is "A process used to decide what a patient needs for a smooth transition from one level of care to another."
(http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2312)

Discharge Planning involves the entire healthcare team, but is often coordinated by a nurse, social worker, or case manager. This module examines the process of discharge planning to various healthcare facilities.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Discuss general components of discharge planning to ensure a safe transition.
  • Discuss issues related to discharge from hospital to nursing facility.
  • Discuss issues related to discharge from hospital to home.
  • Provide information regarding home and community resources to ensure safe transitions.
  • Increase knowledge of the scope and benefits that are available to older adults in their homes and community.
  • Understand eligibility requirements for home and community based services.
  • To be able to provide direct access to patients and families to home and community-based services.
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.

Date posted: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , , , , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 2: Discharge Planning and Home Community-Based Services to Support Safe Transitions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1171

Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 1: Ensuring Safe Transitions

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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: 

"Transitional care is defined as a set of actions designed to ensure the coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different locations or different levels of care within the same location." Transitions may happen between hospitals, sub-acute and post-acute residential care, home, long-term care facilities. (American Geriatrics Society Health Care Systems Committee, 2003, p. 556)

This module examines the transitions of care process and the professionals involved.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Understand the consequences of poor transitions in care.
  • Understand the roles of health care professionals, patients, and caregivers in transitions of care.
  • Discuss the challenges of safe transitions, including systems, patients, and provider-based factors.
  • Discuss strategies and evidence-based models to ensure safe transitions.
  • Recognize and address health literacy issues and cultural differences that may impact safe transitions.
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.

Date posted: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 1: Ensuring Safe Transitions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1171

Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 2: Decision Making for Older Adults with Cancer

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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: 

For older adults, cancer may be a more challenging experience due to additional health-related challenges for the patient as well as for the families involved. It is also more challenging for the healthcare team making recommendations regarding treatment options for cancer in the absence of high levels of evidence for treatment in the elderly and having to account for multiple co-morbid conditions and functional limitations often seen in older adults.

This module examines the process of decision making and factors to consider when recommending treatment for older adults with cancer.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Discuss points of decision-making for older adults with cancer.
  • Discuss legal and ethical concepts which impact health professionals to assist in decision-making for older adults with cancer.
  • Provide health professionals with a guide on ways to assist older adults with cancer in decision-making in a culturally sensitive manner.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

You will be required to answer some questions about yourself prior to using the module when you leave pogoe.org. 

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.

Date posted: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 2: Decision Making for Older Adults with Cancer. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1171

Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 3: The Older Adult Oncology Patient and Nutrition

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

Nutrition for the older adult with cancer needs to be assessed in a comprehensive manner to promote quality of life. An interprofessional approach should be used for nutrition management. This module examines nutrition in the older adult with cancer in regards to nutritional assessment, risk factors, proper oral care, tips and support in managing nutrition effectively.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Utilize oral and nutritional assessments.
  • Describe the goals of nutritional therapy during chemotherapy.
  • Discuss physiologic conditions related to nutrition in the older adult with cancer.
  • Recognize the effect of these conditions on the nutritional status of the patient.
  • Identify nutritional needs and dietary preferences.
  • Discuss nutritional supplements.
  • Understand the benefits/drawbacks of nutrition and hydration at the end of life.
  • State pharmacologic interventions and vitamin and mineral supplements for end of life care.
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: 
Fri, 09/28/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 09/28/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 3: The Older Adult Oncology Patient and Nutrition. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1171

Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 1: Risk Assessment Treatment Options in Older Adults with Cancer

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

Sixty percent of new cancers are diagnosed in patients 65 years and older. Cancer is the leading cause of death for men and women age 60-79. Healthcare professionals are making strides in addressing this issue through comprehensive risk assessments and exams to identify the issue early; as well as provide the patient with treatment options for care. This module examines geriatric oncology, assessments and treatment options for older adults with cancer.

Educational objectives: 

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

  1. Provide a geriatric perspective on cancer care
  2. Discuss the importance of individual risk assessment for cancer treatment options
  3. Discuss decision-making points for older adults with cancer and the cultural factors that influence decision-making.
  4. Recognize the legal and ethical concepts that influence health professionals ability to assist in decision-making with patients and families.
  5. Discuss the physiologic effects of cancer and cancer treatment on the nutritional status of older adults and provide methods to assess and offer nutritional support
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: 
Wed, 08/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 08/01/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 1: Risk Assessment Treatment Options in Older Adults with Cancer. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1171

End of Life Care 7: Optimizing Quality of Life in End of Life care: The Role of Physical & Occupational Therapy

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

The quality of life refers to the perceived emotional, psychological and physical well-being. It is subjective and an individualized phenomenon. Health related quality of life outcomes includes physical, mental, social and role functioning, a sense of well being, freedom from bodily pain, satisfaction with health care and an overall sense of general health. (Field & Casse, 1996, p.25)

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of the quality of life, physical and occupational therapy role and modules of care in therapies used to care for patients at the end of life.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Recognize ways to enhance quality of life at the end of life using therapy services.
  • Describe the role of occupational and physical therapy for patients experiencing end of life.
  • Identify appropriate therapy outcomes for these patients.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . End of Life Care 7: Optimizing Quality of Life in End of Life care: The Role of Physical & Occupational Therapy. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1171

End of Life Care 6: Symptom Management in End of Life Care

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

Symptom management at the end of life involves assessing and treating psychical and nonphysical symptoms to help prevent suffering and improve quality of life.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of various symptoms experienced at the end of life, assessment tools used for symptom management, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments utilized for these symptoms.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Describe symptoms commonly seen in End of Life Care.
  • Discuss possible causes and assessment for these common symptoms.
  • Provide pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions to help relieve these symptoms.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . End of Life Care 6: Symptom Management in End of Life Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1171

End of Life Care 5: Pain Management in End of Life Care

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

Effectively managing pain requires that healthcare providers understand the types of pain, as well as the assessments utilized to measure pain and the treatments to manage pain.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of the types of pain experienced at the end of life, pain assessment and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments used for pain.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Describe the types of pain.
  • Discuss the components of comprehensive pain assessment.
  • Discuss the barriers to effective pain management.
  • Discuss pharmacological treatment for pain.
  • Discuss non-pharmacologic management of pain.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , and . End of Life Care 5: Pain Management in End of Life Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1171

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
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Product Information
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



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/1171

End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Product Information
Abstract: 

A family meeting is a conference between patient, family members and the healthcare team involved in the care of the patient. Family meetings help to clarify decision making, promotes shared decision making, increases family satisfaction with care.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of what a family meeting is, when and why a family meeting should take place.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Identify how the family meeting is an essential tool to assist in end of life (EOL).
  • Review sentinel events precipitating family meetings.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1171

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