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Assessment and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

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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 product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Beverly Folkedahl will explain the difference between risk assessment and skin assessment. She will discuss the stages of pressure ulcers and different ways to treat and prevent them.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Identify appropriate interventions for the prevention of pressure ulcers.
  2. Define the difference between a skin and a risk assessment.
  3. Define the pressure ulcer stages according to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel guidelines.
  4. Identify appropriate interventions for the treatment of pressure ulcers.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

GeriaFlix presentations are available online. For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Assessment and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

MMSE CEX

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

This is a structured clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) that is designed to be used with any level of learner. The purpose is to observe how well the learner administers and scores the Mini Mental State Exam.

Educational objectives: 

The object is to give structured feedback on the learner's administration of a Mini-Mental State Exam. It is intended to be used as a formative evaluation tool.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This Mini Mental State Exam CEX is to be used with the MMSE©. The MMSE can be purchased from PAR, Inc. by calling (813) 968-3003 or from http://www.minimental.com/ . PAR also has scoring rubrics and guidelines for the MMSE.

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

Reproduced by special permission of the Publisher, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. 16204 North Florida Avenue, Lutz, Florida 33549, from the Mini Mental State Examination, by Marshal Folstein and Susan Folstein, Copyright 1975, 1998, 2001 by Mini Mental LLC, Inc. Published 2001 by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission of PAR, Inc.

Date posted: 
Wed, 10/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 10/21/2009
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Suggested Citation:
MMSE CEX. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Oral Health in the Elderly

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

This is an online, self-directed educational module regarding oral health care of older individuals.

Educational objectives: 

- Identify changes in aging dentition and its impact on dental care. - Have a general understanding of what routine geriatric dentistry assessment, radiography, and treatment entails, including required when to refer, practitioner time and healing time. - Recognize common barriers to care for the geriatric dental patient, the high price of dental neglect in this population, and current preventive dentistry approaches. - Understand the impact of certain disease states, such as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, and stroke on human dentition and on geriatric dental treatment planning. - Understand the impact of infection from the oral cavity on endocarditis, autoimmune disease, chemotherapy, joint replacement, heart murmurs and other disorders, and premedication regimens. - Recognize issues related to xerostomia and tardive dyskinesia in the older patient. - Recognize common oral lesions, normal structures and findings in the oral cavity. - Recognize oral cancer and certain pre-cancerous lesions and identify the patient who will require pre-operative medical clearance prior to dental surgery. - Understand treatment consideration in-patients receiving ionizing radiation to the head and neck secondary to head and neck cancer. - Learn the role of the geriatric dental treatment team and its function with other treatment disciplines. - Recognize common dentifrice, cleaning aids, mouth rinses and other products of use to the geriatric dental patient.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

A computer with broadband Internet access is required. Speakers are recommended.

Date posted: 
Mon, 09/28/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 10/10/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Oral Health in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

The Patient Encounter: Asking Difficult Questions

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

This resource is a PowerPoint-based interactive lecture. The intended audiences are senior medical students and interns, with special focus on International Medical Graduates. The lecture presents the importance and the components of the doctor-patient relationship. It focuses on areas that doctors (and patients) often find difficult to discuss. These areas are: 1) screening for and discussing sexual orientation, 2) intimate partner violence, 3) mood, 4) memory, 5) substance use/abuse and 6) financial barriers. As an additional focus of this presentation, acknowledgement is made of the particular difficulties International Medical Graduates may face in both establishing relationships with their patients and asking difficult questions. By demonstrating the importance of communication with our patients, and providing handouts on language and tools to use in discussing sensitive topics, we intend to improve the comfort and the performance of participants, and thereby to improve the patient care they provide.

Educational objectives: 

1) Establish the importance of patient-doctor communication. 2) Describe the elements of patient-doctor communication. 3) Explore areas of communication that are difficult or uncomfortable for patients and doctors. 4) Provide language and tools to use in screening for and discussing the "sensitive" topics of sexual orientation, intimate partner violence, mood, memory, substance use/abuse and financial barriers.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Faculty presenter will need to compile recommended handouts, and will need internet access with audio in order to obtain and present the audio clips recommended.

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

MedEd Portal

Date posted: 
Fri, 01/01/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 01/01/2010
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Suggested Citation:
The Patient Encounter: Asking Difficult Questions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Vitamin B-12: New Understanding and Approach to an Old Problem

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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: 

This PowerPoint presentation describes vitamin B12 deficiency, diagnosis and treatment. The animation helps to explain the complicated steps of absorption.

Educational objectives: 
  • Increase the comfort level of diagnosing Vitamin B-12 deficiency
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Laboratory tests
  • Understand the effects of Vitamin B-12 on tissues
  • Understand the complicated pathway of absorption
  • Become familiar with the various treatment options
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Hamrick, I. “Vitamin B-12 deficiency in the elderly; A new look at deficiency and treatment.” Family Practice Recertification June 2003;25(6):17-20

Date posted: 
Wed, 03/31/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Vitamin B-12: New Understanding and Approach to an Old Problem. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Physician's Guide to Nursing Home Phone Call Coverage

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

This is intended to be a guide to physicians covering the nursing home on weekends and evenings with suggested responses to common calls.

Educational objectives: 

Act as a quick reference for covering physicians

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This was originally designed for a specific institution. It can be used as a template to help develop a guide that fits a particular situation.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/08/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 10/19/2009
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Suggested Citation:
Physician's Guide to Nursing Home Phone Call Coverage. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Health Literacy and the Older Adult

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

This is a comprehensive web-based, online interactive module on Health Literacy in the Older Adult. It incorporates multiple modalities including hyperlinked text and resources, videos, mini-quizzes, and examples of health literacy assessment tools--all held together by an engaging speaker and guide through the module. It takes approximately one hour to complete.

Educational objectives: 

* State the percentage of the US population over 65 years of age that has limited health literacy skills. * Explain the association of limited literacy with health status and health outcomes. * List changes in your communication with patients which, if implemented, will improve the chance that patients will understand what you are talking about.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This module requires a computer with internet access and a web browser.

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Suggested Citation:
Health Literacy and the Older Adult. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Management of Neuropathic Pain

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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 product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Schilling will discuss the clinical presentation of neuropathic pain and the identification of clinical conditions that are commonly associated with it. She will describe pharmacologic interventions as well as nonpharmacologic interventions that may be used in conjunction with medical therapy for management of neuropathic pain. In addition, Dr. Schilling will present the adverse effects that may arise with the use of pharmacologic agents for neuropathic pain management in frail elders.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Recognize the clinical presentation of neuropathic pain and identify clinical conditions that are commonly associated with neuropathic pain.
  2. Describe the nonpharmacologic interventions that may be used in conjunction with medical therapy for neuropathic pain management.
  3. Describe the pharmacologic interventions that have evidence to support their use for the treatment of neuropathic pain.
  4. Understand the risks/adverse effects that may arise with the use of pharmacologic agents for neuropathic pain management in frail elders
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/24/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Management of Neuropathic Pain. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Pharmacological Treatment of Depression in Older Adults

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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 product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Schultz will identify risk factors for depression in later life, as well as differences in the way depression may appear in older adults as compared to younger people. She will discuss how depressive symptoms may over lap with cognitive changes in later life. In addition, Dr. Schultz will present different medication strategies for reducing depressive symptoms in older adults.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Identify risk factors for depression in later life.
  2. Recognize differences in the way depression may appear in older compared to younger patients.
  3. Appreciate how depressive symptoms may overlap with cognitive changes in late life.
  4. Understand different medication strategies for reducing depressive symptoms in older adults.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Pharmacological Treatment of Depression in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

"Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 


1. Describe current trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by older adults.


2. Identify known benefits for older adults from use of common CAM treatments, such as transcendental meditation and Tai Chi.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

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

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.

Date posted: 
Wed, 01/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

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