The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

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Student/Senior Partner Program (SSPP)-Medical Student Handbook

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

This handbook is designed for first-year medical students participating in a Student/Senior partnership program.  The overall focus is the patient-physician relationship.  It provides basic information about the Student SeniorPartner Program (SSPP), its guidelines and requirements.

Educational objectives: 

Participating in the Student Senior Partner Program (SSPP) will allow the student to develop a strong foundation in patient-centered medical care by focusing on patient-doctor relationship and skills in communication, health literacy and shared decision making. 

Date posted: 
Thu, 07/28/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 07/28/2011
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Student/Senior Partner Program (SSPP)-Medical Student Handbook. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1201

Treatment by Tic Tac

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

This week-long mock medication compliance exercise is a hands-on teaching tool and an experiential learning activity for primary care residents.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Provide a "hands on" experience in medication compliance,
  2. Understand what it is like to be a patient and take multiple medications,
  3. Recognize the difficulty of medication adherence,
  4. Provide insight into the decision making process that goes into developing a rational drug regimen limiting drug interactions, adverse reactions, and improving compliance, and
  5. Learn what kind of information a patient receives when a medication is being filled.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
You will need to obtain drug information pamphlets for each of the medications that you "prescribe" from your local pharmacy.

You will need 5 different flavors of tic tac (or other similar candy).
For each participant you need:
  • 7 of the flavor that you prescribe "once daily"
  • 14 of the flavor that you prescribe "twice daily"
  • 21 of the flavor that you prescribe "three times daily"
  • 1 of the flavor that you prescribe "once a week"
  • 5 of the "Coumadin" flavor, which is prescribed "one three times a week and 1/2 of one 4 times a week". Tell the learner to either cut the whole ones with a knife or get a pill cutter from any pharmacy.  
Date posted: 
Wed, 02/16/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 02/16/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Treatment by Tic Tac. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1201

A Guide to Developing A Medical Readers' Theater (MRT) Program

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

This step-by-step guide offers a roadmap for developing and starting a medical readers' theater (MRT) program.  MRT at UC Irvine School of Medicine is presented as a model for bringing together older adults and third-year medical students in order to share their perspectives on various health-related topics. 

Educational objectives: 
  1. To provide an overview of a medical readers' theater (MRT) program;
  2. To identify and describe the components of an MRT experience; and
  3. To recognize the value of MRT and its impact on the medical education of future physicians.
Date posted: 
Mon, 01/23/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 01/23/2012
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Suggested Citation:
A Guide to Developing A Medical Readers' Theater (MRT) Program. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1201

Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Home)

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

This lecture presentation provides an overview of nursing home care for medical students and residents.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Become familiar with nursing homes and other similar facilities;
  2. Identify candidates for nursing homes and similar facilities;
  3. Define the services provided; and
  4. Identify important issues at nursing homes.
Date posted: 
Fri, 08/05/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 08/05/2011
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Suggested Citation:
Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Home). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1201

An Introduction to Geriatric Oncology

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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 video lecture presentation provides an introduction to geriatric oncology. It addresses the dearth of research, deficiencies and lack of evidence-based data and practice guidelines in the specialty. The interdisciplinary approach that has been developed to address the challenge of caring for older cancer patients is highlighted.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Introduce key concepts in geriatric oncology, and
  2. Review some of the challenges in management of older adults with cancer.
Date posted: 
Wed, 02/16/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 02/16/2011
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Suggested Citation:
An Introduction to Geriatric Oncology. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1201

Introduction to Geriatric Emergency Medicine

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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 lecture presentation provides an introduction to geriatric emergency medicine by discussing the special needs of the growing geriatric population and challenges faced by the emergency departments when providing care to geriatric patients. 

Educational objectives: 
  1. Improve the emergency care for older patients
  2. Educate the learners about the special needs of the geriatric population
  3. Give learners the knowledge and tools needed to feel comfortable in evaluating the older patients in the emergency room.
Date posted: 
Wed, 01/19/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 01/19/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Introduction to Geriatric Emergency Medicine. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1201

Dementia and its Challenges - A Problem-Based Learning Case

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

This is a problem-based learning (PBL) case for medical students featuring a 73-year-old female patient with cognitive impairment.  The focus of the PBL case is the assessment and diagnosis of dementia, issues of elder abuse, challenges of caring for patients with dementia, and the prevalence of caregiver stress. 

Educational objectives: 

Knowledge

  1. Understand the core symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
  2. Appreciate the distinctions between various subtypes of dementia, and develop a differential diagnosis for elderly patients presenting with cognitive impairment.
  3. Explain the role of historical, clinical, neuroradiological, and neuropsychological tests in making the diagnosis of dementia.

Skills

  1. Recognize potential signs of elder abuse.
  2. Appreciate the specific psychosocial vulnerabilities inherent in geriatric populations.
  3. Recognize that elder abuse can come in many forms (e.g., not just limited to physical abuse or neglect, but can include things like financial abuse or subtle forms of manipulation).
  4. Recognize when conservatorship may be appropriate for an elderly patient with cognitive impairments.

Attitudes

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate threshold of suspicion for reporting elder abuse.
  2. Recognize that a physician has a duty, under law, to report suspected elder abuse in a patient.
  3. Demonstrate empathy and compassion for the unique situation of someone in the early or mid-stages of dementia.  Appreciate the difficulties and challenges for the individual, family, and society, of assisting those with Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation for, and ability to recognize, the common phenomenon of “caregiver burnout”.
Date posted: 
Tue, 01/31/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/31/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Dementia and its Challenges - A Problem-Based Learning Case. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1201

Student Senior Partners Program (SSPP)

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

SSPP is the cornerstone of the geriatrics education program for medical students at UCI. Each first year medical student is partnered with an older adult who lives in the local community. Each pair of students interacts with their senior partner for each module. These partnerships are designed to be maintained through the first three years of the students' predoctoral education. Three SSPP modules, each consisting of a preparatory didactic presentation, the student/senior encounter (at the senior partner's home), and a faculty-facilitated small-group discussion, are scheduled for each of the first three years of undergraduate medical education. They are incorporated into the times dedicated to geriatrics as a content theme in the required courses listed below. Scheduled student/senior interactions have both structured educational objectives and enough flexibility to make use of other learning opportunities as they arise.

Educational objectives: 

<p>
Basic training in healthy aging/history taking, transitions, functional assessment, cardiovascular/pulmonary issues, community resources, pharmacology issues, preventative health, advance directives, and closing a patient/physician relationship. Learners should be able to: 1. List at least three patient/doctor communication "tips" and identify personal goals for the students’ own healthy aging. 2. Discuss the role of loss and life transitions in working with older adults and identify your own coping mechanisms and those used by your senior partner. 3. Demonstrate the process of conducting a mini mental status exam (MMSE) and demonstrate an understanding of how to use the Tinettti Gait and Balance Exam. 4. Demonstrate proper techniques for physical examination, including vital signs and orthostatic blood pressures and discuss strategies to prevent cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in older adults. 5. Recognize older adults' needs for community resources. 6. Increase your knowledge about community resources that maintain or improve the health of older adults. 7. Discuss strategies to prescribe appropriately and to avoid polypharmacy, and discuss age-associated changes in pharmokinetics and pharmacodynamics. 8. Determine what screening tests are appropriate for patients 65 and older and research one recommendation relevant to your senior partner. 9. Determine the beliefs of your senior partner regarding aggressiveness of care and discuss and document an advance health care decision with your senior partner. 10. Discuss strategies to end a patient-physician relationship in a professional manner. 11. Participate in an evaluation and improvement process of the SSPP program.</p>

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Used with 500 1st-4th year undergrad and faculty in medical school classes. Faculty need to facilitate the small groups.

Date posted: 
Fri, 12/01/2006
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 12/18/2012
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Suggested Citation:
, , and . Student Senior Partners Program (SSPP). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2006 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1201

Elder Abuse 101 for Clinicians

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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: 

A 60-slide PowerPoint presentation with notes pages for non-geriatricians. This slide lecture presentation is designed for California-based physicians in training and health care providers seeking continuing education. The length can range from 40 to 55 minutes according to the audience and its interests.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The information contained in this teaching module is designed to aid providers in making decisions about appropriate care of older adults. The content is intended to be an introduction to the subject of elder abuse. Any guidelines should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment of procedure. Variations in practice may be warranted based on the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the type of practice or institution.

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

One of the contributors, Ronald Chez MD, incorporated some of the content he co-authored in learning modules produced by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Date posted: 
Tue, 01/27/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 10/19/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Abuse 101 for Clinicians. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1201

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