The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

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Hypertension in the Elderly: Geriatric Module

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

This module is a collection of items intended to teach learners about screening, diagnosis, and management of hypertension in the geriatric population. The materials are evidence-based, and include handouts and slide shows. Furthermore, the module is designed to allow learners to engage in a continuous quality improvement project related to hypertension management: the module includes a chart audit template, intended to allow learners to apply the information to assess and then monitor their or their practice's clinical performance.

Educational objectives: 

Training in the screening, diagnosis, and management of hypertension in the elderly, and information necessary to assess clinical practice and to design a continuous quality improvement project for hypertension management. Learners should be able to: 1. identify the appropriate diagnostic criteria for hypertension; 2. identify the aspects of hypertension management unique to the geriatric population; 3. perform elements of care which are considered appropriate and necessary for elderly hypertensives; 4. use the chart audit tool to assess their own (or their practice's) care of elderly hypertensives; and 5. apply the knowledge gained regarding management of elderly hypertensives to design a quality improvement project, and they should be able to use the chart audit tool to assess the results of the project.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

8 first-year family medicine residents and 8 second-year family medicine residents have used this product. The product was used during a 3 hour workshop conducted for each set of learners; the setting was an academic family practice. This module employs a collection of materials for teaching the subject of geriatric hypertension diagnosis and management. Therefore, the facilitator can use at his/her discretion regarding which of the materials to use in any given setting. The Facilitator's Manual describes a method which allows one to use all of the materials to teach the subject. However, some facilitators may find that just a few of the materials are necessary for instruction; in that case, it is perfectly appropriate to select materials and use them as one chooses. It is recommended that the chart audit tool be included as part of the instruction, as it reinforces the material for learners and allows them to apply knowledge gained to direct patient care.

Date posted: 
Mon, 11/06/2006
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 11/06/2006
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Suggested Citation:
Hypertension in the Elderly: Geriatric Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2006 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1226

Community Physician Online Learning: Elder Mistreatment Lunch-and-Learn

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

Lunch-and-Learn sessions are hour-long presentations with question-and-answer sessions over lunch, using basic technology to equip community physicians with information in specific geriatric topic areas. Based on an informal survey of non-geriatric community physicians, topics were selected in the areas in which these physicians felt they needed more training. Physicians participate in the lunch meeting with a UNC geriatrics faculty member and then gain access to online follow-up information, resources and modules to review the material presented. At this time, 1 CME credit is awarded only for in-person, on-site administration of this module. The Elder Mistreatment Lunch and Learn is an online module developed for use by community physicians to assist them with identifying elder mistreatment in their patients in the community. The module also covers resources to assist physicians in caring for older patients who suffer from mistreatment.

Educational objectives: 

At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify incidences of elder mistreatment
  • Protect older adults from mistreatment
  • Give healthcare providers information to deal more effectively with elder mistreatment
  • Describe the types of elder mistreatment and their signs
  • Relate the factors that put older adults at risk for mistreatments
  • Screen for elder mistreatment
  • Know how to report suspected elder mistreatment
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This product was used with 20 learners (community physicians and physician assistants) in community practice conference rooms

Date posted: 
Thu, 11/15/2007
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 11/15/2007
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Suggested Citation:
, , and . Community Physician Online Learning: Elder Mistreatment Lunch-and-Learn. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2007 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1226

Lunch-and-Learn: Prescribing for Older Adults

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

Lunch-and-Learn sessions are hour long presentations and question and answer sessions over lunch that use basic technology to equip community physicians with information in specific geriatric topic areas. Topics were selected based on an informal survey of non-geriatric community physicians on the areas in which they needed more training. Physicians participate in the lunch meeting with a UNC geriatrics faculty member and then gain access to online follow-up information, resources and modules to review the material presented. 

Educational objectives: 
  • Raise awareness of the extent and seriousness of ADEs in older adults
  • Critically assess your own prescribing practices for older adults
  • Individualize dosing and adherence strategies for an older adult -Share these teaching points with your patients and students


At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)
  2. Utilize strategies for shortening medication lists and enhancing adherence
  3. Identify and discontinue potentially harmful medications
  4. Recognize ADEs when new symptoms are reported by older adults
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This was completed with 20 community physicians and physician assistants in community practice conference rooms. The presentation includes extensive speaker's notes.

At this time, 1 CME credit is awarded only for in-person, on-site administration of this module. 

The Prescribing Lunch and Learn is an online module developed for use by community physicians to help them avoid adverse drug events in elderly patients and improve adherence with prescribed regimens. The module addresses which drugs to prescribe, which to avoid, when polypharmacy is an issue for older patients and how to decide which drugs and dosages to keep and which to lower or discontinue.

Date posted: 
Tue, 11/13/2007
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 11/11/2010
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Suggested Citation:
and . Lunch-and-Learn: Prescribing for Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2007 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1226

Beyond Clinic Walls: Partnering Students with Elders

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

An in-depth description of a service-learning porgram made from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Interdisciplinary teams of students help and serve local elders with complex medical and social needs through home visits. The pdf file can also be found at www.med.unc.edu/aging/bcw/BeyondClinicWalls.pdf.

Educational objectives: 

The knowledge and tools necessary to begin their own service-learning program for health professional student education and service to their community's elderly. The student will learn the important tenets of geriatric care that a service-learning program can uniquely provide.

Date posted: 
Fri, 09/04/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 09/04/2009
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Suggested Citation:
Beyond Clinic Walls: Partnering Students with Elders. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1226

Syncope and the Older 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 presentation is a PowerPoint on syncope in older adults. It includes an evidence-based review on the evaluation and management of an older patient with syncope, targeted at medical students and residents.

Educational objectives: 

To help residents understand the appropriate evaluation of a patient with syncope. To determine the appropriate diagnostic tests to order in certain cases. Learners should be able to: - Evaluate a patient with syncope - Recognize patients who warrant further diagnostic testing - Determine which test should be ordered - Understand when a patient is safe for discharge

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Combined 3rd and 4th year medical students, interns and residents during inpatient attending rounds and core lectures for residents.

Date posted: 
Sun, 02/04/2007
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 10/17/2009
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Suggested Citation:
Syncope and the Older Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2007 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1226

Elder Mistreatment Online Module

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

An extensive online-based module that addresses elder mistreatment and neglect: how to identify mistreatment, risk factors for both victims and perpetrators, results of neglect, and the legal issues of elder mistreatment, among other details. The module also identifies elder mistreatment in an acute care setting, creating a hospital based program, and 6 cases to test your knowledge.

Educational objectives: 

After conclusion of this module, the learner will be able to: 1. Define elder mistreatment 2. Describe the types of elder mistreatment and its signs and consequences. 3. Screen for and recognize cases of elder mistreament in the acute care setting. 4. Take appropriate action to report cases of elder mistreatment.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Internet access will be necessary - the laws addressed are specific to North Carolina

Date posted: 
Mon, 04/13/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 10/17/2009
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Mistreatment Online Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1226

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