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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
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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
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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

Podcasts on Aging Topics: The Timed Get Up and Go Test

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

In this three minute video podcast, residents, fellows and staff stage a classic "film noir" performance designed to educate viewers in the use of the "Timed Get-Up-And-Go Test" to assess gait and balance in the older adult.

Educational objectives: 

The learner will be able to perform a "Timed Get-Up-And-Go Test" to assess the gait, balance, mobility, and therefore, fall risk, of older patients.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Flash Player required for viewing on computer. Video may work best in Internet Explorer.

Date posted: 
Mon, 04/28/2008
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/14/2011
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Podcasts on Aging Topics: The Timed Get Up and Go Test. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Abuse 101 for Clinicians

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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: 

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
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Abuse 101 for Clinicians. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

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