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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Spiritual Needs of Hospitalized Older Adults

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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: 

Spiritual Needs of Hospitalized 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: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Explain the difference between religion and spirituality
  2. Name the four sub-dimensions of spirituality outlined in the Spiritual Needs Model
  3. Identify questions that can be used to assess spiritual needs in each of those sub-dimensions
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, 07/17/2019
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 06/25/2019
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Spiritual Needs of Hospitalized Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

GeriTeam Communication

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

This app was designed to introduce learners to the outpatient Geriatric health care team, common Geriatric terminology and ways to optimally communicate with team members.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Students will acquire a basic understanding of terminology that is specific to the geriatric practice of medicine.
  2. Students will learn the varieties of multi-disciplinary health care professionals that may be involved in geriatric medicine, the level of education and training they have, and what role they may play in comprehensive geriatric care.
  3. Through case examples, students will learn how a multidisciplinary care team interacts in the dynamic process of care provision for complex geriatric patients.
  4. Students will learn basic communication strategies that minimize conflict and foster collaborative patient-centered care.
Date posted: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
GeriTeam Communication. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Can You Swallow This? A Practical Approach to Dysphagia

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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: 

This interactive, "hands-on", small group session emphasizes a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of dysphagia in older adults.  Created by a speech and language pathologist and geriatrician team, the session begins with a brief overview of swallowing anatomy and phases.  A small group brainstorming session then highlights potential etiologies of dysphagia, followed by the use of video fluoroscopic studies and the learners' sampling of thickened liquids and trials of swallowing manoeuvers to make learning "stick".

1) The session starts with the facilitator reviewing a PowerPoint presentation (9 slides).  These slides cover the session learning objectives, the definition of dysphagia and review of  health consequences of dysphagia, and orient the learner to swallowing basics through cross-sectional diagrams of the head and neck describing swallowing anatomy and phases of swallowing.

2) The session continues with a small group brainstorming session with learners working in groups of two or three to fill in a chart listing "what conditions/diseases may lead to dysphagia or aspiration?" The group lists the etiologies under the three headings of swallowing phases (e.g., oral, pharyngeal, esophageal).  The facilitator has the groups share findings with the large group, highlighting key points.

3) The facilitator returns to the PowerPoint Presentation, reviewing key factors in identifying dysphagia through history and physical examination (4 slides).  Evaluation through video fluoroscopy is demonstrated through 5 short video clips (e.g. normal swallow, aging swallow, aspiration, thick/thin liquids modifications).

4) Learners try nectar and honey thickened liquids to experience potential therapy/treatment options and to then practice basic compensatory swallowing strategies.

 

Educational objectives: 

Educational Objectives:

1. Identify the 3 phases of swallowing (oral, pharyngeal, esophageal) and conditions causing potential dysphagia.

2. List 5 factors (clues) that a patient may be at risk for aspiration.

3. List treatment options for aspiration (swallowing exercises, position changes, dietary modification).

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Educational Objectives:

1. Identify the 3 phases of swallowing (oral, pharyngeal, esophageal) and conditions causing potential dysphagia

2. LIst 5 factors (clues) that a patient may be at risk for aspiration

3. List treatment options for aspiration (swallowing exercises, position changes, dietary modification)

 

Of Note:

This exercise is designed to cover the practical aspects of swallowing and dysphagia.  It's goal is to help learners identify risk factors for aspiration in older adults and to be able to then implement an initial assessment plan to evaluate the condition further.  Trial of the liquids is done to increase empathy and understanding of the risks and benefits of modifying liquid consistence for patients and the challenges of postural and behavioral modifications as well.  The teacher/facilitator does not need to be an expert in swallowing and dysphagia.  The materials provided are an initial point for teaching and the Frequently Asked Questions/References  (Ask the Speech Therapist Sheet) is designed to supplement the session and to provide a starting place for further study.

While the session is most easily taught as a small group session (6-8 learners), it was taught at the American Geriatrics Society Clinical Skills session to approximately 60 learners.  The small group portions were completed by having learners work with one or two persons next to them to complete the Dysphagia Etiologies Chart, and liquids were passed on trays.

Materials needed for the session:

1. Session Agenda - facilitator (one)

2. Session Agenda - Participants (one for each participant)

3. PowerPoint presentation with included 5 video clips

4. Dysphagia Etiologies sheets - blank (one for each participant or for each small group)

5. Dysphagia Etiologies sheet - answer key (one for the facilitator)

6. Nectar and honey consistency thickened liquids.  These may be made with a starch/thickener product such as "Thickit" (mix the starch with water according to ratios in the product directions - be aware that the liquids thicken further upon standing, so you may need to thin the liquid out with more water), or by purchasing pre-thickened liquids in the two consistencies ( a more expensive, but easier approach).  It is a time-saver and stress-reducer to have the liquids prepared in the small cups prior to the session.  They may be place on the table or passed around via a tray.  It is important to identify which liquid (nectar or honey thickened) is in which cup.  This may be done with a marker "N" or "H" on the cups, or by simply using two different style/color of cups.

7. Small, disposable cups (2 per learner)

8. Spoons and napkins, tray (optional)

9. Frequently Asked Questions/Reference Sheet

 

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

Presented at:

Wisconsin Geriatrics Board Review Course and Update, Lake Geneva, WI, Sept, 2013

Wisconsin Family Medicine Winter Refresher Course, Oconomowoc, WI February 2014

 American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Clinical Skills Session, Orlando, FL, May 2014

Date posted: 
Mon, 09/29/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 09/29/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Can You Swallow This? A Practical Approach to Dysphagia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Abuse & The Case of Dorothy Johnson

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

This Elder Abuse Case of Dorothy Johnson was presented on Interprofessional Education Day at the University of New Mexico. Interprofessional Education Day brings students and faculty together from Medicine, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and other related disciplines to promote a team-based approach to communication and problem solving on behalf of the older patient.

Follow the attached Agenda and Facilitator Guide to incorporate the Case in your teaching.

 

Educational objectives: 

At the conclusion of this learning experience, students will be able to:

  • Define Elder Abuse, with an understanding of its different forms (physical, mental, sexual, financial, neglect, self-neglect)
  • Recognize the signs of Elder Abuse
  • Assess patients for Elder Abuse
  • Communicate with patients suspected of experiencing Elder Abuse
  • Work as part of an interprofessional team to care for patients suspected of experiencing Elder Abuse
  • Identify community resources that are available to assist victims of Elder Abuse and their families

Interprofessional Competencies:

  • Work in cooperation with those who receive care, those who provide care, and others who contribute to or support the delivery of prevention and health services, legal counseling, and advocacy services.
  • Engage a diverse group of progessionals who complement one's own professional expertise, as well as associated resources, to develop strategies to meet specific patient care needs.
  • Listen actively and encourage ideas and opinions of other team members.
  • Engage other professionals in shared patient-centered problem solving.
Date posted: 
Tue, 09/23/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 09/23/2014
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Abuse & The Case of Dorothy Johnson. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lung Cancer Screening 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: 

Lung Cancer Screening 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: 
  1. State the key findings of the National Lung Screening Trial
  2. State the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for lung cancer screening
  3. Explain why some professional organizations do not support annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography
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, 04/16/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 03/31/2017
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lung Cancer Screening in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Substance Abuse 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: 

Substance Abuse 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: 
  1. Identify signs and symptoms that might indicate that a patient has a substance abuse disorder.
  2. Name a questionnaire that can be used to screen for alcohol abuse in older adults.
  3. Name a drug used for treatment of alcohol abuse that requires dose adjustment in patients who have renal failure
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: 
Mon, 04/15/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 04/30/2017
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Substance Abuse in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Veterans Homeless Program Update

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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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides an overview of TVHS services provided in Middle Tennessee area for Veterans experiencing homelessness. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 

1) Identify demographics and statistics of homeless veteran population.

2) Identify new initiatives by the Veterans Homeless Program.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG).

Date posted: 
Thu, 08/14/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/14/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Veterans Homeless Program Update. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Lipids and Aging

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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 one hour video lecture with 10 page handout provides an overview of cardiovascular risk with aging and obestiy. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 

1) Discuss how obesity and diabetes contribute to cardiovascular risk.

2) Describe body nutrient storage as it relates to older adult population.

 

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG)

Date posted: 
Wed, 08/13/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 08/13/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Lipids and Aging. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Hearing Loss 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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides an overview of hearing loss and effects on older adulty population. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals. 

Educational objectives: 
  1. Describe hearing loss including prevelance and effects on older adult population.
  2. Describe treatment options for hearing loss in older adult population.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG) of Vanderbilt University

Date posted: 
Thu, 09/04/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 09/04/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Hearing Loss in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

Geriatric Depression and Other Mood Disorders

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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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides describes depression and other mood disorders among older adults. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 

1) Define depression and discuss prevelance in Older Adult population.

2) List treatment options (acute & preventative) including psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG)

Date posted: 
Wed, 08/13/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 08/13/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Geriatric Depression and Other Mood Disorders. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

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