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26 HOSP: Exam areas at risk for pressure ulcers

26. Conduct a surveillance examination of areas of the skin at high risk for pressure ulcers and describe existing ulcers.

An Interactive Curriculum on Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
3
Abstract: 

This is a 2.5 hour curriculum for medical students in their clerkships on pressure ulcers. The medical students completed an online module to gain basic understanding of pressure ulcers - descriptive techniques and classification. This online module included a knowledge based pre-test. The faculty identified SNF patients with a variety of pressure ulcers - different stages and sites. The faculty conducted clinical rounds on these patients with medical students to practice pressure ulcer description, risk factors, staging and prevention. Subsequently medical students completed a post test to measure their progress towards the objectives. They also completed a program evalution survey.

Educational objectives: 

On completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for pressure ulcer development
  2. Name the sites at risk for pressure ulcer development
  3. Describe pressure ulcers
  4. Stage pressure ulcers
  5. Enlist pressure ulcer prevention methods
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

20 minutes to complete online module.

Limit bedside rounds to 4 students at a time with faculty members to promote better learning and clear viewing of the pressure ulcers.

This curriculum has been reviewed by geriatrics fellows and faculty at DUMC and visiting faculty participating in the Reynolds Faculty Development program.

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/19/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 08/19/2013
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Geriatric Gems & Palliative Pearls Mobile App

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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 Geriatric Gems and Palliative Pearls (Gems & Pearls) mobile app was developed to enhance clinician knowledge and skills in the care of older adults. Gems & Pearls Lite contains brief learning points based on AAMC/ACMGE competencies on geriatric and/or palliative topics. The topic areas include current issues in aging, approaches to the patient, care systems, geriatric syndromes, geriatric psychiatry, and diseases and disorders. The web-based Apple platform mobile application provides ease of use on various mobile platforms and the convenience of having geriatric medical information just a few clicks away, regardless of location.

Educational objectives: 

The mobile device will assist with:

1. Providing access to geriatric and palliative knowledge.

2. Describing fundamental biomedical aspects of aging, geriatric assessment, and care coordination. 

3. Providing geriatric educators with a bedside teaching tool. 

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

IT Information:

This Gems & Pearls Lite v1 contains a limited selection of gems and pearls but is fully operational although display variations may occur among differing device operating systems.

Instructions:

To ensure optimal functionality, please add the web app to your home screen. Pages can be swiped sideways to move from one to another. Pages scroll vertically with up/down swiping. Supplementary page navigation is available by using the continue or next/previous button.



This app was reviewed by the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

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

 

Title: Geriatric Gems and Palliative Pearls: Spaced Education and Case Study Results

Authors: Jennifer A. Larson, MSE; Nasiya Ahmed, MD; Md. Monir Hossain, PhD; Carmel Dyer, MD; Sharon Ostwald, PhD, RN, FGSA

Type: Poster

Event:  The Gerontological Society of America's 63th Annual Scientific Meeting

Date: November 20, 2010

Date posted: 
Mon, 03/05/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 03/05/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , and . Geriatric Gems & Palliative Pearls Mobile App. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/176

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 11-12: No. 2--Keep It Moving

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
0
Abstract: 

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2011 Step 2CK Sample Exam.

Educational objectives: 

This episode is based on Question 2 on page 23 of the 2011 Step2CK Sample Exam. 

Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • List the common risk factors for the development of pressure ulcers
  • Identify techniques for preventing pressure ulcers
  • Stage ulcers and recognize treatment strategies for each stage
  • Apply knowledge to USMLE Step 2 CK exam question
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Date posted: 
Thu, 02/02/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , and . Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 11-12: No. 2--Keep It Moving. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/176

High fidelity simulations to teach key concepts in emergency department care of the elderly

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
999
Abstract: 

"High fidelity simulations to teach key concepts in emergency department (ED) care of the elderly" is a series of seven high fidelity simulations designed to instruct ED medical residents as well as other providers who care for the elderly in the ED key concepts of geriatric care. The cases include gastrointestinal bleeding, myocardial infarction, altered mental status, toxicology, sepsis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and mesenteric ischemia. Core concepts taught include medication interactions, transitions of care, delirium, suicide risks and depression in the elderly, atypical presentations of disease in the elderly, and iatrogenic injuries. The cases have been successfully deployed in an ED resident training program with resulting care improvements for the elderly.  

Educational objectives: 
  • To increase emergency medicine care givers' knowledge of geriatric principals of care
  • To promote safe delivery of care for geriatric patients in emergency departments
  • To encourage emergency medicine care givers to consider the particular aspects of geriatric medicine when caring for elderly patients in the ED
  • To encourage collaboration and enhanced communication in caring for critically ill elderly patients
  • Each simulation scenario has its own specific learning objectives and topics to discuss during debriefing.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 
  • Biese K, Roberts E, LaMantia M, Zamora Z, Shofer F, Snyder G, Patel A,Hollar D, Kizer JS, Busby-Whitehead J. Impact of a Geriatric Curriculum on Emergency Medicine Resident Attitudes, Knowledge, and Decision Making. Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine, in press
  • Presidential Poster "Best Poster" Award in Emergency Medicine American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting 2011
  • Biese K, Roberts E, LaMantia M, Zamora Z, Shofer F, Snyder G, Patel A,Hollar D, Kizer JS, Busby-Whitehead J. Impact of a Geriatric Curriculum on Emergency Medicine Resident Attitudes, Knowledge, and Decision Making. Society Academic Emergency Medicine National Annual Assembly. Oral Presentation. Boston, MA June 3rd, 2011
Date posted: 
Mon, 10/10/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 10/10/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , and . High fidelity simulations to teach key concepts in emergency department care of the elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/176

Conduct a surveillance examination of areas of the skin at high risk for pressure ulcers and describe existing ulcers.

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 4:28pm -- Craig
Competency Number: 
26
Long Text: 
Conduct a surveillance examination of areas of the skin at high risk for pressure ulcers and describe existing ulcers.
Short Text: 
Exam areas at risk for pressure ulcers

Dermatology

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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 independent learning web-based module was developed for third-year medical students in the geriatric clerkship rotation. Common benign and pathologic skin changes frequently encountered in older adults are briefly summarized with some treatments mentioned. Individual photographs are included for interest. However, the wide array of clinical presentation variables cannot be reasonably included in such a short module. Brief discussion of the CDC recommendation for Zostavax is included. Upon completion of the module, the student should have appreciation for photodamage contributions to numerous lesions in older adults.

Educational objectives: 
  • Discuss normal age-related skin changes
  • Describe abnormal skin conditions that result from Ultraviolet Light (UVL) damage
  • Discuss the typical presentation and general management of common skin conditions found in the elderly
  • Identify common dermatologic conditions encountered during the clinical exam of older adults.
  • Relate the need to maintain a high index of suspicion for pre-malignant and malignant lesions common in older adults
Date posted: 
Wed, 01/19/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 01/19/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Dermatology. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/176

SAGE Intrinsic Aging: A Histological Perspective: Skin Module

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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: 
1
Abstract: 

Module#1: Skin - This is the first of a series of highly interactive modules to teach the normal changes of aging and the clinical implications of these aging-related changes via histology.   A highlight of these modules are side by side comparison of young and aged tissues with interactive slides and summary drawings which reinforce the main points on the histology slides.   The curriculum is appealing to clinical learners as it is anchored in showing clinically relevant changes and the implications of these changes in older patients. The main audience is the pre-clinical first or second year medical student, but these could be used by other trainees.  For example, the skin module would be an excellent review for a dermatology residency program and all of the modules could be used in geriatrics fellowship programs to teach the basic science of aging.

Educational objectives: 

Learning Objectives for skin module:

Identify the major aging associated changes in each of the following layers and parts of skin and describe the clinical implications of these changes:

  1. Epidermis
  2. Dermis
  3. Pilo-sebacaous Units (Hair Follicles, Sebaceous Glands)
  4. Sweat Glands
  5. Sensory Compenents (Pacinian and Meissner’s Corpuscles)
  6. Subcuteanous/ (Subdermis/Hypodermis)
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Southwestern Aging and Geriatrics Education (SAGE) Program

Intrinsic Aging: A Histological Perspective

Module #1:  Skin

Lead Author: Judith Head, PhD   

Illustrator: Lindsay Oksenberg, MA

Geriatrician Author/Clinical Correlations: Amit Shah, MD

Special thanks to histology technician:  Brie Thaden Pirkle

Date posted: 
Mon, 11/15/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 11/15/2010
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . SAGE Intrinsic Aging: A Histological Perspective: Skin Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/176

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2 CK Test Prep Series 09-10: No. 7--Cracking Under the Pressure Ulcer

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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: 

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported in part by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam. 

Educational objectives: 

This episode is based on Question 7 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.

Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Describe the basic pathology behind a pressure ulcer
  • Identify the main risk factors for pressure ulcers
  • Recognize the severity (stage) and understand the appropriate treatment
  • Use antibiotic therapy appropriately
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

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

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/12/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , and . Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2 CK Test Prep Series 09-10: No. 7--Cracking Under the Pressure Ulcer. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/176

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