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Curriculum/Syllabus

An instructional plan of lessons and objectives aimed at helping learners gain a particular set of skills and knowledge. This plan can include a reading list, syllabus, lesson plan or course outline. Sometimes describes the implementation of programs such as chief residency training or student mentor programs.

Geriatric Medicine Consult Curriculum for Orthopedic Surgery

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

Geriatrics/medicine curriculum developed for Orthopedic residents to complete during a required Internal Medicine consult rotation.  Topics include: preoperative assessment, medication reconcilliation and adverse drug events, post-operative complications including delirium, care transitions, and common inpatient medical problems.   Curriculum also includes references to relevant high-yield literature for additional information.

Educational objectives: 

Provide learners (specifically orthopedic surgery interns) with an introduction to common inpatient medical problems and post-operative complications.  At the end of this curriculum, learners should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the work-up and management of  common inpatient problems and post-operative complications, and apply this knowledge to the direct care of patients.  Learners should be able to identify common adverse events in older patients.

Date posted: 
Mon, 10/17/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 10/17/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Geriatric Medicine Consult Curriculum for Orthopedic Surgery. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind

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

'Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind' (HBHM) is a five session educational course for patients and other older adults (ie, caregivers) that nonstigmattically addresses mental health. Now also translated into Spanish, HBHM  teaches participants twelve pathways to a healthy brain and mind (including healthy diet, sleep practices, remaining active, social engagement, self-advocacy, menaging emotions, continued learning, positive self-talk, gratitude, resilience, connecting with nature, and service to others) while discussing stress management and goal setting. Training materials include a facilitator's guide and participant workbook. This curriculum can also be used as a model for healthcare provider communication with older adults.

Educational objectives: 

After completion of this program, participants will be better able to understand stress management.

After completion of this this program, participants will understand the working relationship with physiological and mental health.

Date posted: 
Fri, 10/14/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 10/14/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

The Hospitalized Older Adult

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

Older adults are exposed to multiple hazards during hospitalization resulting in multiple complications that limit their return to their functional and cognitive baseline. It is critical that healthcare providers are trained on best practices in the care of hospitalized older adults. This product is a monthlong module for M4 students during their Sub I rotation, that focuses on educating them on the hazards of hospitalization, best practices in the care of hospitalized older adults, issues that occur during transitions of care and best practices to ensure optimal transitions across care settings. The module starts with an initial lecture on hazards of hospitalization and best practices in the care of older adults. This is followed by assignments in which students are assigned older aduts to care for. Using a checklist, they evaluate the care that these patients have received and also implement best practices in the care of their patient. They also participate in an interdisciplinary team meeting that focuses on these aspects of care.  This is followed by another assignment in which they are involved in deciding on the most appropriate discharge care setting their patient. They subsequently place a post discharge call to their patient to identify any issues thay may have encountered post discharge and assist them in resolving some of these issues. Through the month, students share their experiences on blackboard, outlining hazards they identified in their patients,  challenges in implementing best practices, choice of discharge care setting and reasons for their choices along with care transitions issues identified in their patients. Additionally they are required to review educational materials and published articles posted on blackboard, focused on hazards of hospitalization, best practices in care, settings of care and transitions of care.  A final class is held with the students at the end of the month discussing the rotation and their experiences, with a focus on settings of care and best practices in transitions of care.

Educational objectives: 

At the end of this course, each participant will be able to:

1. Describe the hazards of hospitalization of older adults.

2. Evaluate the care and implement best practices in the management of a hospitalized older adult.

3. Enumerate the discharge options available in a particular case scenario.

4. Compare and contrast the problematic elements of care transition with those of an ideal care transition.

Date posted: 
Tue, 10/25/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 10/25/2016
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Suggested Citation:
The Hospitalized Older Adult. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Geriatrics Self Learning Tools For Residents

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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 enclosed materials are learning tools developed to help medical residents on the geriatrics rotation at Montefiore Medical Center master delirium screening, dementia screening and falls risk evaluation. Each tool consists of a short description of the definition and epidemiology of the respective syndrome followed by a screening instrument for the syndrome. Residents are given the tools at the start of the rotation and are asked to practice each of the assessments on at least two patients. To ensure that they receive feedback on their performance of the assessment, the residents are given a log sheet for preceptors to fill out after each assessment. Logs are reviewed at the end of the rotation. Residents are also given a reading packet at the start of the rotation with more in depth information on the above topics as well as other geriatrics topics.  

Educational objectives: 

Learners will review knowledge of dementia, falls and delirium.

Learners will gain the ability to perform assessments for dementia, falls and delirium 

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Permission pending for use of the 3DCAM

Date posted: 
Tue, 10/18/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 10/19/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Geriatrics Self Learning Tools For Residents. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Interprofessional Geriatric Education and Training in Texas: Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education - Interprofessional Team-Based Training, Assignments & Grading

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

The Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE) program consists of an educational curriculum and community based outreach program aimed at increasing student opportunities for early exposure to older adults and issues of geriatrics. The program strives to create meaningful relationships for the interprofessional teams of students while gaining knowledge about today’s senior population and their needs. The educational component involves health care profession students interacting with each other and their senior mentor through structured assignments delivered in the home environment.

Student teams are paired in groups of 3-4 healthcare profession students. The student teams are then matched with a community-dwelling senior who receives services from Meals on Wheels or a senior volunteer from the local community. The program includes 6 visits over a 2 year period providing students an opportunity to apply their classroom education in the context and care of an older adult. Students practice and demonstrate basic clinical skills; including taking histories, interviewing, conducting examinations and cognitive assessments, and advising clients on nutrition, home safety, community resources and advance care planning.     

Educational objectives: 
  • Health professions students will develop competency with older adults;
  • Strengthen health care students clinical applications of medical education through an Interprofessional team experience in the SAGE Program;
  • Health professions students learn from each other and appreciate each others professions.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

SAGE Presentations

Marquez-Hall, S. (2015). Interprofessional practice: Seniors assisting in geriatric education. A round table presentation at the Interprofessional Practice Symposium, University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX.

Marquez-Hall, S. Lane, Y. (2014) seniors assisting in geriatric education (SAGE): Reynolds program address the lack of training in geriatrics and provides a model for interprofessional education. Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education Annual Conference, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA.

SAGE Poster Presentations:

Marquez-Hall, S., Pitts-Lane, Y. Knebl, J., (2015). Seniors assisting in geriatric education (SAGE): Reynolds program addresses the lack of training in geriatrics and provides a model for interprofessional education. Poster presentation at Research Appreciation Day, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX.

Marquez-Hall, S., Lane, Y., Smith, R. (2014) Survey of medical students in a geriatric training program. Poster presentation at the American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

SAGE Awards:

2013 Mae Cora Peterson Senior Spirit Award in recognition of the Seniors Assisting in Geriatrics Education (SAGE) Program, Senior Citizens of Tarrant County, Texas.

2011 AACOM Excellence in Communications Award. Second Place - Best Community Service Program-Serving Fewer Than 1,000. SAGE Program; University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/13/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 10/13/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Interprofessional Geriatric Education and Training in Texas: Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education - Interprofessional Team-Based Training, Assignments & Grading. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Family Medicine Resident and Geriatric Fellow Longitudinal Home Visit Curriculum

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

With an aging population, the need to train primary care residents and geriatric fellows in home-based care continues to grow. A needs assessment of family medicine residents and geriatric fellows' attitudes and knowledge was performed to guide a novel, longitudinal home care curriculum based out of a Home-Based Primary Care practice within the Family Medicine Center.

Fellows are assigned a panel of two home visit patients from the Family Medicine Center's Home-Based Primary Care practice. Fellows follow these patients monthly and manage their care between visits.  In today’s rapidly changing clinical environment, primary care physicains and geriatricians must be adapt at analyzing systems and processes they work under and making changes to improve patient care. A new home visit program is a natural venue for a specific, achievable quality improvement intervention with support from faculty, the Home Based Primary Care practice team and the Family Medicine Center Patient and Family Advisory Council. 

The longitudinal family medicine resident curriculum is based on graded autonomy and focused objectives for each level with the ultimate goal of residents feeling empowered to include home visits in their future practice. After home visit sessions, residents complete personal, written reflections after each visit to optimize learning and retention, as well as for giving a venue for processing potentially challenging situations. Sample reflections are included. Third-year residents facilitate an interdisciplinary case conference to address various social determinants of health, home safety issues and medication concerns. By residency graduation, residents will complete 10-14 home visits. 

 
Educational objectives: 
  1. Describe challenges and opportunities unique to patient care in the home environment.  
  2. Review medication use and adherence while identifying medications that are no longer effective, are duplicative or carry greater burden than benefit.  Identify medications that you would recommend stopping and create a schedule for stopping these medications.
  3. Develop and implement a safety plan to make the patient’s home environment safer.
  4. Develop a personal plan to integrate home visits into your future practice.

Fellow-specific objectives:

  1. Develop, document and manage patient- and family-centered care plans related to patient’s health conditions and expected trajectory with emphasis on personal goals of care in collaboration with an interprofessional health care team and community service providers.
  2. Implement a process improvement as part of the Home Based Primary Care team.  

 

Date posted: 
Wed, 10/19/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 10/19/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Family Medicine Resident and Geriatric Fellow Longitudinal Home Visit Curriculum. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

The Geriatric Experience Multimedia Menu for Residents and Medical Students on Geriatrics Rotation

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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: 

This multimedia menu was created to add variety to a geriatrics rotation for third- and fourth-year medical students and family medicine residents while exposing learners to different aspects of the social and ethical issues integral to the care for older adults. The menu includes multiple books, movies, online videos and podcasts that learners may choose from during an assigned half-day of the rotation. Afterward, learners complete a written, personal reflection that is submitted to the course director. Reflective ability is an important skill for practicing physicians that is rarely taught in a formal curriculum. This simple menu broadens the breadth of the geriatric rotation and creates an opportunity to practice reflection. 

Educational objectives: 

After completing this experience, learners will:

1. Critically reflect on clinical experiences through the lens of multimedia portrayals of issues related to older adults. 

2. Discuss ethical issues related to the care of older adults. 

3. Describe new insights from a variety of media types and apply these insights to future practice. 

Date posted: 
Wed, 10/05/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 10/05/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
The Geriatric Experience Multimedia Menu for Residents and Medical Students on Geriatrics Rotation. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Building Caregiver Partnerships Through Interprofessional Education

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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: 

Family caregivers are on the frontlines managing complicated chronic illnesses, assisting with day-to-day functioning, and providing direct care to manage symptoms and improve the quality of life of their loved ones. Yet, health professions students, medical/surgical residents, and care providers receive little, if any, training on the vital role that caregivers play on the healthcare team and how, effective partnering optimizes patient care throughout the illness trajectory and at end-of life.

The goal of Building Caregiver Partnerships through Innovative Interprofessional Education is to create effective partnerships between healthcare providers and family caregivers to reduce the burdens, ease suffering, and enhance the meaning of the caregiving experience for the patient, family and health care providers.  The project centers on a 20-minute film, No Roadmap: Caregiver Journeys, which features the compelling stories of four caregiving families. The film and companion discussion guides as well as resources for case-based learning and structured clinical encounters are freely accessible on the website. http://www.neomed.edu/medicine/palliativecare/building-caregiver-partnerships/

The website is designed so that faculty can easily select the materials that best fit their learners’ needs and the time constraints within their programs. The curricula is appropriate for medical, pharmacy, nursing, and other health professions educational programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, tools have been developed for interdisciplinary team-based forums and health provider training.  For medical/surgical residency programs, relevant ACGME milestones are identified. 

Educational objectives: 

The objectives of the educational tools are to prepare learners to:
• Describe home-based eldercare as a shared experience and the importance of building a relationship with family caregivers and care recipients based on trust, compassion and open communication; 
• Describe the vital role of family caregivers as important, but under recognized, members of the health care team;
• Discuss the meaning and challenges of family caregiving;
• Engage caregivers in meaningful discussions to identify the needs, values and goals of their caregiving family;
• Identify resources to address caregiver concerns and provide ongoing support; and
• Provide holistic team-based care to family caregivers that improves the quality of life for the care recipient and the caregivers. 

 

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

~~Date/Location Meeting/Forum Presentation Title Presenter(s)
Jan 28-31, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona; Society of Teachers of Family Medicine; 45 min presentation;  Exploring Caregiver Journeys: A Curricular Tool for Family Medicine Clerks;  D. Sperling; J.T. Thomas

March 10-13, 2016; Chicago, Ill;  American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine;  60-min workshop; Using Film to Foster Empathetic Partnerships between Care Providers and Family Caregivers;  J. Drost; E. Scott; M. Scott; D. Damore; S. Radwany

May 19-21, 2016; Long Beach, Ca; American Geriatrics Society; Poster; Building Caregiver Partnerships Through Innovative Health Professions Education; E. Scott, S. Radwany, D. Drost, K. Baughman, B. Palmisano, M. Sanders

May 19-21, 2016; Long Beach, Ca; American Geriatrics Society; Educational Product Session; Building Caregiver Partnership Through Innovative Health Professions Education; J. Drost; B. Palmisano

May 25, 2016; NEOMED Department of Family and Community Medicine Resident Scholarship Day; 15 min presentation; Exploring Caregiver Journeys: A Curricular Tool for Family Medicine Residents; D. Sperling; J.T. Thomas
 

Date posted: 
Mon, 12/12/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 05/19/2017
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Suggested Citation:
Building Caregiver Partnerships Through Interprofessional Education. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Transitions of Care Workshop- Preparing 4th year Medical Students for Internship

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

Care Transitions are complicated and ineffective transitions result in poor patient outcomes and readmissions. The Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has recently developed Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) required for graduating medical students and two of the thirteen focus on transition of care issues. Residency programs are formalizing curricula around this topic as it is one of six focus areas within the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program, however graduating medical students have no formalized training in Care Transitions as of this time. This product provides a framework for practical training for graduating medical students and interns. A case based workshop on care transitions was created and utilized to instruct 4th yeard medical students and  Interns.  This included a small group didactic and a team based problem-solving session focused on a discharge case of a geriatric patient with multimorbidity. This curriculum was initially designed for medical students and interns on Internal Medicine, but can also be utilized to instruct learners in other fields and interprofessional learners.

Educational objectives: 
Define a care transition
Identify those at high risk for a complicated care transition
Apply specific risk assessment tools including the 8P’s, to estimate risk
Appraise the consequences resulting from ineffective transitions of care
Formulate a  safe care transition and discharge plan
Identify the important components of  successful transitional care
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Transitions of Care curriculum for 4th year medical students and Medical Interns
Interactive case based workshop to provide practical training on Transitions of Care
Small group classroom session with power point presentation and with a team based problem-solving component focusing on a discharge case of a geriatric patient with multimorbidit
Faculty Guide designed to guide active learning while students worked through the case in their teams
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Kranz, Kimberly, Strano-Paul, Lisa.  Preparing Graduating 4th year Medical Students for Internship- Implementing a Transitions of Care Workshop. Model Geriatric Programs: Geriatric Education Materials and Methods Swap. Presented at American Geriatric Society Annual Meeting Long Beach CA May 2016   

Kranz, K, Strano-Paul L, Go, R. Preparing graduating 4th year medical students for internship: Implementing a Transitions of Care Workshop. American Geriatric Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach CA, May 2016.

Kranz, K, Strano-Paul L, Go, R. Preparing graduating 4th year medical students for internship: Implementing a Transitions of Care Workshop. Women in Medicine Research Day. Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY March 2016.

Kranz, K, Strano-Paul L, Go, R. Preparing graduating 4th year medical students for internship: Implementing a Transitions of Care Workshop. Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine, Academic Internal Medicine Week, Atlanta, GA. October 2015.

                               

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/20/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/20/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Transitions of Care Workshop- Preparing 4th year Medical Students for Internship. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

3D (dementia, depression, delirium) Flipped Classroom Didactic for Medical Students

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

Background: Dementia, delirium, and depression are core minimum competencies outlined by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) for medical students by graduation. Focus groups with Hopkins’ medical students found that they had variable clinical experiences with 3Ds during neurology and psychiatry rotations and found it challenging to take a history from a patient with cognitive impairment.
Methods: A joint curriculum was established with psychiatry and neurology core clerkship directors for third and fourth year medical students. Pre-session: PowerPoint with information on 3Ds, mini-cog, 4AT, and PHQ-9. Using pre-recorded simulated videos, students completed worksheets and discussed in class. Additionally we incorporated an in person caregiver interview. We assessed students’ knowledge with in-class audience response questions, pre and post evaluations on how well learning objectives were addressed, and three month post didactic to assess behavior change. This curriculum will be repeated 4 more times during 2015-2016 academic year.
Results: In the first 3 quarters, 64 students completed didactic. Students scored 44-78% correct on 3/6 knowledge test questions (other 3 questions scored >90% correct). Students demonstrated most improvement in use and interpret mini-cog for dementia screen and 4AT for delirium screen as well as communication skills with patients and caregivers. No self-reported change pre and post didactic for students’ ability to differentiating between dementia and depression, or between dementia and delirium. Most importantly, a majority of students identified the importance of communicating with caregivers and providing support not only for the patient, but also for the caregiver. At three months follow up survey (75% completion rate), students identified communication techniques and understanding caregiver’s challenges as the most useful “take home” points from didactic.
Conclusions: Overall the 3D didactic was well received by medical students. They improved in identifying when to use screening tools for 3Ds, which may translate from knowledge to behavior at their next rotations. They also overwhelmingly identified the importance of communicating and assessing caregivers’ needs. More data will be collected during additional sessions this academic year. This curriculum could be easily disseminated without much additional resources.

Educational objectives: 

Knowledge & Skills objectives:
1. Recognize, compare and contrast  delirium, dementia, and depression in various clinical presentations.
2. Formulate a differential diagnosis and implement initial evaluation in a patient who exhibits delirium, dementia, or depression by evaluating video interviews among patient, caregiver, and provider triad communication skills.
3.  Assess an older patient with delirium, initiate a diagnostic work-up to determine the root cause (etiology), by identifying predisposing factors and differential diagnosis of delirium, by utilizing  non pharmacologic strategies for delirium.
4. Perform and interpret a cognitive assessment in older patients for whom there are concerns regarding memory or function by demonstrating the ability to differentiate the result of 4AT (rapid assessment test of delirium) based on video interview of delirious patient.  Proficiency to use Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE)and mini-cog to determine cognitive impairment.

Program/process Objectives:
• ≥ 95% of medical students in neurology and psychiatry rotation will attend the dementia day.
• Of students who attended didactic in person, 100% of the medical students will have demonstrated the ability to distinguish dementia, delirium, and depression using worksheets based on video interviews.

 

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

AGS poster presentation 2016

AGS Educational Showcase 2016

Date posted: 
Tue, 07/26/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 07/26/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
3D (dementia, depression, delirium) Flipped Classroom Didactic for Medical Students. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

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