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IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic Resource Site

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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: 
3
Abstract: 

Polypharmacy and inappropriate prescribing are common among older adults. Polypharmacy is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes in older adults including falls, adverse drug events, hospitalization, mortality, and measures of function and cognition. The Initiative to Minimize Pharmaceutical Risk in Older Veterans (IMPROVE) is an interprofessional polypharmacy clinic within an academic patient-aligned care team at the VA Connecticut Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education. The clinic consists of a pre-clinic conference, shared medical appointment, individual visit, and team precepting. The team consist of a pharmacist, geriatrician, primary care provider, and health psychologist and involves medicine residents, nurse practitioner residents, pharmacy residents, and psychology residents. This website describes the clinic design and provides the resources and links helpful for starting an IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic including forms, short topic discussions in polypharmacy, and various other resources helpful for deprescribing.

Educational objectives: 

This website:

1.  Describes the IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic design

2.  Provides resources needed to implement an IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic

3.  Provides handouts for short topic discussions on various polypharmacy-related topics and deprescribing

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/13/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 10/13/2016
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Suggested Citation:
IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic Resource Site. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/285

2015 Quick Reference App: Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Resident Geriatric Competencies

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

In 2010, the essential geriatric competencies for Internal Medicine (IM) and Family Medicine (FM) residents were published. To reinforce and disseminate these critical skills, we created a quick reference mobile application for IM and FM residents that addresses competencies in each of the seven key competency domains: Medication Management; Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health; Complex or Chronic Illness; Palliative and End-of-Life Care; Hospital Patient Safety; Transitions of Care; and Ambulatory Care.

This application can be used as a comprehensive reference by learners of multiple levels and disciplines while caring for patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient wards, outpatient clinic, nursing homes and home visits. Various screening tools, criteria, mnemonics and guidelines supporting each competency are included in this concise guide to caring for aging adults.

To access the free app:

  1. Go to Geriatrics Quick Reference App on AgileMD
  2. Create a free AgileMD account  
  3. Download the free AgileMD application using your smartphone app store 
  4. Open the AgileMD app and login with the username and password you created
Educational objectives: 
After using this quick reference tool, learners will be able to:
1.) Select and apply evidence-based tools to screen for or assess geriatric syndromes.
2.) Asses for and manage issues affecting older adult health across seven key competency domains: Medication Management; Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health; Complex or Chronic Illness; Palliative and End-of-Life Care; Hospital Patient Safety; Transitions of Care; and Ambulatory Care.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

AGS 2015 Educational Showcase Product Swap

Date posted: 
Mon, 09/28/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 04/03/2018
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Suggested Citation:
2015 Quick Reference App: Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Resident Geriatric Competencies. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/285

"The Psychologist's Role in Assessment and Therapy"

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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 resident education module was developed to educate residents on what other team members do.  The content was organized around the IM-FM geriatric competencies and IM Milestones.  This focus of this module is to explain the psychologist's role in assessment and therapy.

Educational objectives: 
1.Contrast skills/approaches of psychologists from those of other mental health professionals
2.Describe psychologist’s role in evaluating persons with cognitive, emotional, functional problems
3.List mental health problems and adjustment difficulties for which psychologists can be therapeutically helpful
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

This module was showcased at the 2014 Reynolds Grantee Meeting marketplace.

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Suggested Citation:
"The Psychologist's Role in Assessment and Therapy". POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/285

ePrognosis: Cancer Screening decision support app

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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 free "ePrognosis: Cancer Screening" app aims to help trainees and practicing clinicians guide conversations with elderly patients of whether to start, stop, or continue breast cancer and/or colorectal cancer screening. The app is created around the idea that estimating prognosis is a critical aspect in the decision to recommend for or against cancer screening, as there is a long "lag-time to benefit" for these interventions.  The objective is to focus cancer screening on those most likely to benefit from these medical interventions, and conversely, avoid screening in those who are unlikely to live long enough to see a benefit but will be exposed to immediate harms.

Educational objectives: 

The objective is to educate providers in guiding conversations with elderly patients of whether to start, stop, or continue breast cancer and/or colorectal cancer screening. When a user starts the app they will see the start screen asking you whether you are interested in screening for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, or both. Once a selection has been made the app runs the user through 15 health related questions including age, gender, BMI, symptoms, and functional impairment to calculate a mortality risk to estimate life expectancy. Based on the response to these questions, the user will be shown a speedometer like image that can help inform whether cancer screening is more likely to help or harm a patient. The user can also click on the "harms" or "benefits" buttons to learn more about what these may include. Lastly, one can also click the learn more button, which will run the user through a series of pictographs (each pictograph is of 1,000 squares where each square represents one person). These pictographs visually display information on harms and mortality benefits from cancer screening, as well overall mortality risk at 10 years.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  It can be downloaded at the iTunes store via the following link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eprognosis-cancer-screening/id714539993?mt=8

Date posted: 
Tue, 10/29/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 10/29/2013
Product Viewing Instructions: 
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Download on iTunes to install on your mobile device
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Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , and . ePrognosis: Cancer Screening decision support app. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/285

Interprofessional Collaboration with Pharmacists

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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 goals of this educational module are:

1.  To provide the learner with information on how to constructively engage pharmacists as consultants or care providers in the care of older patients with various diseases requiring pharmacotherapy

2.  To provide the learner with information on how to apply selected facts and principles involving medication choice, dosing, and drug regimen hygiene in the care of older patients with various diseases.

Educational objectives: 

Part I: "An Introduction to Interprofessional Collaboration with Pharmacists"

1. Provide an overview of pharmacists in the role of drug therapy consultants

2. Illustrate methods used by pharmacists in identifying and caring for patients with limited health literacy

Part II: "Interprofessional Anticoagulation Management"

1. Describe the different roles and skills that pharmacists have in anticoagulation managment in several different care settings.

2. Determine when pharmacists can be consulted for anticoagulation management

Part III: "Optimizing Drug Therapy in the Elderly"

1. Identify drugs associated with high risk or adverse outcomes in the elderlyl population.

2. Apply strategies to reduce risk of adverse drug events and optimize therapeutic regimens in the elderly population.

3. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the pharmacist's role and responsibility in achieving optimal patient outcomes.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For evaluation purposes, there are pre/post knowledge questions available from the author.

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Suggested Citation:
, , , , and . Interprofessional Collaboration with Pharmacists. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/285

TeamSTEPPS® for Primary Care Teams

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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 educational module was designed to teach internal medicine residents about the importance of effective teamwork and how effective teamwork allows for patient-centered care.  The module explains the process for working together in teams for the best patient outomes.  Some areas discussed in the module include: leadership, situation monitoring and mutual support, and communication. 

Educational objectives: 

1. Understand benefits of leadership activities: brief, huddle, debrief

2. Understand how situation monitoring aids in the function of a team

3. Learn how to mutually support team members through feedback and conflict resolution techniques

4. Learn methods of communication for higher functioning, efficient teamwork

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For evaluation purposes, there are pre/post knowledge questions available from the author.

Date posted: 
Mon, 09/29/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 09/29/2014
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Suggested Citation:
, and . TeamSTEPPS® for Primary Care Teams. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/285

The 4-1-1 on Social Work

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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 resident education module was developed to educate residents on what other team members do.  The content was organized around the IM-FM geriatric competencies and IM Milestones.  This focus of this module is to explain the scope of social work practice and to educate the learner on common problems that clinicians encounter that a Social Worker (SW) can help to solve or remedy.

Educational objectives: 
1. Explain the educational background and qualifications of a professional who holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.
 
2. Explain the scope of social work practice.
 
3. Review common problems that clinicians encounter that a Social Worker (SW) can help to solve or remedy.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For evaluation purposes, there are pre/post knowledge questions available from the author.

Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . The 4-1-1 on Social Work. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/285

SBARQ Education Module

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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: 

Communication errors contribute to adverse patient outcomes. This product is a web-based module teaching SBARQ (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation, Question) Communication with the goal of reducing communication based errors.

Educational objectives: 

After completing the SBARQ module, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate SBARQ Communication

 

Date posted: 
Wed, 07/17/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 07/17/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . SBARQ Education Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/285

ElderQuest

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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: 

ElderQuest is an interactive 3-D videogame aimed at helping medical students learn the AAMC geriatric competencies. The first 5-mission playpack of a single-player game has been completed, during which the player starts a journey to save the Grey Sage and the Kingdom from various hazards. Game content reinforces medication management, cognitive disorders, falls, self-care capacity and atypical presentation of disease. Key members of the geriatrics team are integrated into the game and storyline in order to illustrate the interprofessional team-based model for geriatric care. Educational metrics measuring geriatrics content and learner performance are mapped to specific AAMC competency areas and programmed to generate in-game feedback to the player as they accomplish each mission. An example screenshot of a player debriefing screen is provided. A survey to evaluate student acceptance of video gaming as a learning tool has been developed and is also provided.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Use first-person interactive game play,  competition  and immediate player feedback to acquire competition geriatrics content knowledge and guide self-improvement.
  2. Apply AAMC geriatric competencies related to medication management, cognitive disorders, falls, self-care capacity and atypical presentation of disease to game challenges
  3. Improve retention of geriatrics content knowledge acquired about AAMC geriatric competencies. Improve retention of geriatrics content knowledge acquired about AAMC geriatric competenImprove retention of and proficiency in AAMC geriatric competencies linked to game play success. 
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Live internet access by a computer with traditional keys and a mouse is required to 1) access the website which hosts the game and 2) execute game commands. You must download and install the free Unity game engine in order to play.

Measurement of specific student performance data other than general in-game debriefing screens for the player, such as item performance and time spent in game,  requires contracting with the game developer, Brainstorm Rising, LLC, for a site-specific database. Game progress may be saved at the end of any mission by the player. The game may be played multiple times in multiple sessions for as long as desired. In-game help is available for geriatrics content knowledge related to the game. 

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

Pomidor A, Pomidor B, Granville L, Brummel-Smith K, Baker S. ElderQuest: Video Game Fun with the AAMC Competencies. Poster presented at the 2011 American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, May 12, 2011, National Harbor, MD. 

2011 American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, National Harbor, MD.  Model Geriatric Programs: Geriatric Education Materials and Methods Swap. “ElderQuest: Video Game Fun with the AAMC Competencies” May 12, 2011. 

Harris S. Video Games as Medical Education Tools.  AAMC Reporter. June 2011. https://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/june2011/250894/games.html Acc

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Date posted: 
Fri, 06/08/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 06/08/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
ElderQuest. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/285

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/285

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