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Geriatrics Review Syllabus

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

The core mission of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older adults. Since the AGS published the first Geriatrics Review Syllabus (GRS) in 1989, the GRS has become recognized as the premier geriatric medicine resource for clinicians who wish to stay current and provide evidence-based, high-quality care to older adults. To keep pace with advances in geriatric medicine, the AGS is proud to publish this eighth edition (GRS8). Over 170 AGS members, and leaders in the field of geriatric medicine, contributed to the GRS8 as editors, authors, and question writers.

The GRS8 is available as a 3-volume set of books as well as an online format. Book 1 contains the Syllabus of 64 chapters and annotated references that allow the interested reader to pursue topics in greater depth. Book 2 contains 333 case-oriented, multiple-choice questions and is accompanied by an answer sheet for those participating in the continuing education program. Book 3 repeats the questions and contains answers, supporting critiques, and references to aid learner self-assessment. The online format comprises the entire program.

To accommodate new chapters, we have omitted the ACOVE quality indicators, which can be found in J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Oct;55 Suppl 2.

The Syllabus is divided into six sections—Principles of Aging, Approach to the Patient, Systems of Care, Syndromes, Psychiatry, and Diseases and Disorders. GRS8 highlights developments in geriatric medicine since publication of the seventh edition in 2010. When discussing specific drugs, the authors and editors verified that the information provided was up-to-date at the time of publication. Any mention of drug uses not specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (so called “off-label” uses) are tagged as OL. The majority of medications described in the text are approved in the United States, although authors occasionally note the use of medications that are approved in Europe, but not in the United States.

Educational objectives: 

The learning objectives for this activity have been designed to address participant knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes. At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the general principles of aging and the biomedical and psychosocial issues of aging (knowledge)
  • Discuss legal and ethical issues related to geriatric medicine (knowledge/competence)
  • Evaluate the financing of health care for older adults (knowledge/competence)
  • Identify the basic principles of geriatric medicine, including assessment, geriatric pharmacotherapy, prevention, exercise, palliative care, rehabilitation, and sensory deficits (knowledge/competence)
  • Use state-of-the-art approaches to geriatric care while providing care in hospital, office-practice, nursing-home, and home-care settings (performance)
  • Diagnose and manage geriatric syndromes, including dementia, delirium, urinary incontinence, malnutrition, osteoporosis, falls, pressure ulcers, sleep disorders, pain, dysphagia, and dizziness (performance)
  • Apply relevant information from the fields of internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, and gynecology to the care of older patients (performance)
  • Adjust patient care in the light of evidence-based data regarding the particular risks and needs of ethnic, racial, and sexual patient groups (patient outcomes)
  • Use quality indicators to assess and improve the care of older adults in their own practices (performance/patient outcomes) and
  • Use evidence-based data to increase the effectiveness of teaching geriatrics to all health professionals (performance)
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Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Book, CD Rom, online

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/23/2008
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
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Suggested Citation:
Geriatrics Review Syllabus. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Communication and Dementia

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

Online webinar designed to educate direct care providers about best practices when treating a demented person.

Educational objectives: 

At the end of this webinar, participants should be able to: Explain characteristics of Dementia and Alzheimer's disease Recoognize challenges to providing quality care to individuals with dementia Utilize several communication techniques when working with persons with memory loss and confusion.

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

Citations included in product.

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/23/2008
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 07/05/2010
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Suggested Citation:
Communication and Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules: Delirium

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

Virtual patient (VP) modules on selected geriatric medicine topic of Delirium

Educational objectives: 

Delirium: At the end of this case, learners will be able to: 1. Recognize and diagnose delirium based on the criteria set forth in the Confusion Assessment Method. 2. Enumerate appropriate history, physical exam, laboratory, and imaging studies in the workup of delirium. recognize that the key step in treatment for delirium is the identification and treatment of the underlying causes. 3. Understand that some delirium is preventable.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To access the modules, follow the following instructions:


* Real Player application required to play videos. Free Real Player can be downloaded here: http://realplayer.com/

Date posted: 
Fri, 02/13/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 10/18/2009
Product Viewing Instructions: 
On the Harvard website, click View Course List. Choose CME-GERI3 (Delirium: A Medical Emergency).
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Suggested Citation:
Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules: Delirium. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Use of Sedative-Hypnotics in Older Adults

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

Pocket card regarding the use of sedative-hypnotics in older adults.

Educational objectives: 

1. Improve practice regarding indications for sedative-hypnotics in older adults 2. Improve sedative-hypnotic drug selection and dosing for older adults

Date posted: 
Thu, 09/24/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 07/13/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Use of Sedative-Hypnotics in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Infectious Disease in the Elderly in Community and Long Term Care Facilities: Respiratory Diseases

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

Upon completion of this product, the learner will gain significant knowledge in the evaluation and management of common infectious diseases of the respiratory tract in the elderly. This one hour CEU-accredited unit is divided into 3 modules of 15-20 minutes each. Its design allows delivery as either a lecture or voiced for a distance web-based module or self-directed learning. Each module ends with case-based questions and answers.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion, the learner will be able to: Module One 1) List the common symptoms and pathogens for URIs 2) Describe the presentation of influenza 3) List the prevention, diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment of Influenza in the elderly. Module Two 1) Describe the age-related and disease-related predisposing factors of pneumonia 2) List interventions to prevent pneumonia 3) Describe diagnosis and treatment for pneumonia in the elderly Module Three 1) Describe the appropriate screening, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment for Tuberculosis 2) List the common organisms, the diagnostic approach and treatment of sinusitis in the elderly.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

1) For lecture presentation: There are no special implementation requirements other than familiarity with the technology to use PowerPoint. Presenters should be comfortable enough with content to facilitate a robust discussion. 2) For use in distance learning; The material was originally adapted to Blackboard learning systems, however using the Power Point system as we have, it can be adapted to many distance based learning system. We recommend for optimal learning that the presentation have speaker voicing (audio) to explain the slides and the learner also have the ability to read the lecture notes. Benefits and practical tips: For lecture and self learning: The 15-20 minute modular format is concise and partialized, allowing presenters to select the most relevant information for their audience. For use in distance learning; Our feedback is that the 15-20 minute segments are popular; the learners cite that it is less intimidating to do, the questions at the end create a break and closure, and the 1 hour credit for completion of the three module unit is attained "painlessly".

Date posted: 
Thu, 05/29/2008
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 05/29/2008
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Suggested Citation:
Infectious Disease in the Elderly in Community and Long Term Care Facilities: Respiratory Diseases. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Health Literacy

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

"Health Literacy"  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: 
Objectives:
1. Identify the age group in the US population that has the highest prevalence of limited health literacy
2. State the grade level at which handouts for patients should be written
3. Identify tools and approaches to communication that are recommended to enhance patient’s understanding of what they need to do to care for their medical problems
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."
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: 
Tue, 10/29/2019
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 10/14/2019
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Health Literacy. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Warning Signs

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

"Elder Abuse: Warning Signs" 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: 
Objectives:
1. List the main types of elder abuse, and identify the most common type
2. List risk factors for elder abuse
3. Make appropriate notifications of social service and governmental agencies when elder abuse is suspected
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."
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, 05/31/2017
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 03/14/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Warning Signs. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Depression in Elders

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

"Depression in Elders" 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: 
Objectives:
1. Identify the most common geriatric psychiatric disorder
2. Screen patients for depression using two brief screening questions
3. List risk factors for suicide by older adults
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."
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: 
Fri, 05/01/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 09/02/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Depression in Elders. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Delirium

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

"Delirium" 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. State the symptoms of delirium
  2. Differentiate delirium from dementia
  3. Identify the best test for diagnosing delirium
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."
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: 
Thu, 03/01/2018
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 03/01/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Delirium. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Managing Hypertension in Older Adults

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

"Managing Hypertension in Older Adults" 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: 
Objectives:
1. State the parameters that define normal blood pressure for older adults
2. State the prognostic implication of a widened pulse pressure
3. Recommend appropriate antihypertensive drug treatment for older adults who have hypertension
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."
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: 
Thu, 06/30/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/30/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Managing Hypertension in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

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