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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.

Aging Q3 Osteoporosis and Aging

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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: 

Using the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (or ACOVE) paradigm and the principles of Academic Detailing, Aging Q3 is developing curricula on 16 different topics for teaching residents about providing quality care to elderly patients. Aging Q3 uses a sequence of multiple interventions where residents learn and experience the practice of Geriatrics in the clinical setting with limited interruption to the process of patient care. Each ACOVE is featured for 3 months. The curriculum includes a resident lecture during one of the residents' scheduled noon conferences, a handout used by the faculty to detail the resident on the issue during precepting or rounds, a poster which is displayed strategically in resident areas of the hospital and clinic, and observed demonstration and assessment of a defined skill. In the clinic, Residents are "cued" to address the featured issue with their elder patients by a "Blue Sheet" which contains a few brief questions on the ACOVE topic that the Patient Care Technician or Nurse have discussed with the patient during intake. A "Yellow Sheet" cues the Resident to address the featured issue on the hospital wards. Residents are assessed pre and post on knowledge, skill, and attitude by a Survey Monkey questionnaire. The Osteoporosis and Aging "ACOVE" is number 9 of 16 different curricula being developed in Aging Q3.

Educational objectives: 
  • Define risk factors associated with Osteoporosis.
  • Calculate 10 year probability of fracture using the FRAX on-line Fracture Risk Assessment tool.
  • Practice a described algorithmic approach to risk, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Identify pharmacological treatments and potential adverse drug reactions of medications used to treat osteoporosis.
Date posted: 
Mon, 03/11/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 03/11/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Aging Q3 Osteoporosis and Aging. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.H. (Delivery Systems)

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

The ‘system’ of care for older adults is complex and fragmented. Older adults with mental health issues, whose needs require access to a dense set of services,   can especially benefit from a multidisciplinary focus that ensures continuity. To address this issue, nurses must bridge the continuum of health care settings including primary care settings, outpatient health and mental health clinics, long-term care facilities and hospitals, recognizing the need for and participating in the development of new models of integrated care.

This product contains resources that address the following:

  • Multidisciplinary care models
  • Innovative models of care
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Long term care
Educational objectives: 

Increase knowledge about health care delivery systems, including mental health services for older adults.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Each of the 27 products based on the Key Concepts provides access to curriculum/teaching materials to assist faculty to infuse the geropsychiatric nursing competency enhancements into course objectives, teaching strategies, didactic content, and/or clinical experiences of relevant educational programs. These include entry level and advanced practice nursing programs in psychiatric-mental health, adult/gerontological, family, women’s health or acute care, or stand-alone geropsychiatric nursing or continuing education courses. The resources may be adapted for use with a range of learners, as indicated in each description. Each resource has been identified as appropriate to teaching the Key Concept and is described in detail.

Date posted: 
Wed, 04/04/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 04/04/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.H. (Delivery Systems). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.F. (Quality Improvement Initiatives)

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

Quality mental health care for older adults  must be a priority. Nurses play an important role in developing, implementing, evaluating and maintaining quality health initiatives. This may include the implementation and evaluation of new evidence-based protocols within a continuous quality improvement project model. Attention to improving overall health care for older adults with mental illness and cognitive impairment within a quality framework is critical.

This product contains resources that address the following:

  • Long term care
  • Health care initiatives
Educational objectives: 

Increase knowledge regarding nurse-led quality health care initiatives.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Each of the 27 products based on the Key Concepts provides access to curriculum/teaching materials to assist faculty to infuse the geropsychiatric nursing competency enhancements into course objectives, teaching strategies, didactic content, and/or clinical experiences of relevant educational programs. These include entry level and advanced practice nursing programs in psychiatric-mental health, adult/gerontological, family, women’s health or acute care, or stand-alone geropsychiatric nursing or continuing education courses. The resources may be adapted for use with a range of learners, as indicated in each description. Each resource has been identified as appropriate to teaching the Key Concept and is described in detail.

Date posted: 
Wed, 04/04/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 04/04/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.F. (Quality Improvement Initiatives). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.E. (Research Participation/Utilization)

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

Research is imperative to build geropsychiatric nursing science. Both registered and advanced practice nurses are well-suited to help address the mental health and psychiatric needs of older adults  through research.  This includes the identification and description of problems, collection of data,  presentation and dissemination of findings; critical review of research reports and translation and implementation of evidence-based practice. Establishing and maintaining interdisciplinary relationships to ensure the collaboration that is necessary to advance the science of geriatric mental health is also critical.

This product contains resources that address the following:

  • Research
  • Clinical trials
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Multi-infarct dementia
  • Binswanger Disease
  • Antipsychotic medication
Educational objectives: 

Increase geriatric mental health research participation and utilization.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Each of the 27 products based on the Key Concepts provides access to curriculum/teaching materials to assist faculty to infuse the geropsychiatric nursing competency enhancements into course objectives, teaching strategies, didactic content, and/or clinical experiences of relevant educational programs. These include entry level and advanced practice nursing programs in psychiatric-mental health, adult/gerontological, family, women’s health or acute care, or stand-alone geropsychiatric nursing or continuing education courses. The resources may be adapted for use with a range of learners, as indicated in each description. Each resource has been identified as appropriate to teaching the Key Concept and is described in detail.

Date posted: 
Sun, 01/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 01/12/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.E. (Research Participation/Utilization). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.D. (Advocacy)

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

Advocacy is an important role for the professional nurse and it is essential to promote geriatric mental health for individual patients as well as at the population level. Nurses are well positioned to promote mental health care through professional and community organizations that influence health of older adults.  This may be achieved in a variety of ways. For example, nurses may advocate for older adults with mental health issues at the local, state, regional and national level to reduce the impact of stigma on services for prevention and treatment of mental health and to promote well being in this vulnerable group.  Advocacy is often necessary within the healthcare team to influence planning and implementation of care for older adults with mental health issues; nurses have the knowledge to engage in this role effectively.

This product contains resources that address the following:

  • Advocacy
  • Policy
  • Public Health
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Nursing home work environment
Educational objectives: 

Increase awareness of leadership positions within professional organizations for the behavioral and mental health needs of older adults.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Each of the 27 products based on the Key Concepts provides access to curriculum/teaching materials to assist faculty to infuse the geropsychiatric nursing competency enhancements into course objectives, teaching strategies, didactic content, and/or clinical experiences of relevant educational programs. These include entry level and advanced practice nursing programs in psychiatric-mental health, adult/gerontological, family, women’s health or acute care, or stand-alone geropsychiatric nursing or continuing education courses. The resources may be adapted for use with a range of learners, as indicated in each description. Each resource has been identified as appropriate to teaching the Key Concept and is described in detail.

Date posted: 
Wed, 04/04/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 04/04/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.D. (Advocacy). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.C. (Lifelong Learning)

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

Lifelong learning about mental health is important for nurses pursuing a career in geriatrics. Knowledge about late life mental health and prevention and treatment of mental illness is changing rapidly. Professional development provides the opportunity to promote excellence in nursing care of older adults by staying up to date as knowledge develops. Further, lifelong learning shows a commitment to the broad field of gerontologic nursing.

This product contains resources that address the following:

  • Professional development
  • Education
  • Dementia
  • Best practice
Educational objectives: 

Increase awareness of referral resources for older adults with mental health issues.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Each of the 27 products based on the Key Concepts provides access to curriculum/teaching materials to assist faculty to infuse the geropsychiatric nursing competency enhancements into course objectives, teaching strategies, didactic content, and/or clinical experiences of relevant educational programs. These include entry level and advanced practice nursing programs in psychiatric-mental health, adult/gerontological, family, women’s health or acute care, or stand-alone geropsychiatric nursing or continuing education courses. The resources may be adapted for use with a range of learners, as indicated in each description. Each resource has been identified as appropriate to teaching the Key Concept and is described in detail.

Date posted: 
Sun, 01/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 01/12/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.C. (Lifelong Learning). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.B. (Knowledge of Geriatric Mental Health/Illness)

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

Nurses are key in promoting overall health and well being for older adults. In order to provide effective care for this population, nurses must understand the complexity of the interplay between physical and mental health of older adults. Knowledge of late life mental health as well as the common psychiatric problems-- their risk factors, assessment and management-- is imperative to manage plans of care for older adults. Additionally, mental health of caregivers for older adults must also be considered, given the myriad of adverse caregiving outcomes such as depression.

This product contains resources that address the following:

  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Caregivers
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Multi-infarct dementia
  • Binswanger Disease
Educational objectives: 

Increase awareness of knowledge about mental health in late life including common psychiatric problems their risk factors, assessment and management.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Each of the 27 products based on the Key Concepts provides access to curriculum/teaching materials to assist faculty to infuse the geropsychiatric nursing competency enhancements into course objectives, teaching strategies, didactic content, and/or clinical experiences of relevant educational programs. These include entry level and advanced practice nursing programs in psychiatric-mental health, adult/gerontological, family, women’s health or acute care, or stand-alone geropsychiatric nursing or continuing education courses. The resources may be adapted for use with a range of learners, as indicated in each description. Each resource has been identified as appropriate to teaching the Key Concept and is described in detail.

Date posted: 
Tue, 04/03/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 04/03/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.B. (Knowledge of Geriatric Mental Health/Illness). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.A. (Promotes Safety and Risk Factor Reduction)

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

Nurses play a key role in optimizing patient safety and reducing risk factors that may result in mental illness and/or contribute to poor outcomes in older adults with existing mental health issues. From a community or population-based level, nurses work with others to promote mental health and reduce risk of psychiatric disorders in late life, including those risk factors that contribute to decline in physical functioning, impaired quality of life, social isolation, excess disability in older adults, and psychiatric and behavioral symptoms.

This product contains resources that address the following:

  • Medication management
  • Nursing home care
  • Older driver safety
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Restraints
Educational objectives: 
  • Increase awareness of safety issues and risk factors that contribute to vulnerability for mental illness in older adults. with mental health issues.
  • Identify population-based interventions that can help reduce risks and promote mental health in older adults.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Each of the 27 products based on the Key Concepts provides access to curriculum/teaching materials to assist faculty to infuse the geropsychiatric nursing competency enhancements into course objectives, teaching strategies, didactic content, and/or clinical experiences of relevant educational programs. These include entry level and advanced practice nursing programs in psychiatric-mental health, adult/gerontological, family, women’s health or acute care, or stand-alone geropsychiatric nursing or continuing education courses. The resources may be adapted for use with a range of learners, as indicated in each description. Each resource has been identified as appropriate to teaching the Key Concept and is described in detail.

Date posted: 
Sun, 01/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 01/12/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept IV.A. (Promotes Safety and Risk Factor Reduction). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Aging Q3 Curriculum on Dementia and Aging

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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: 

Using the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (or ACOVE) paradigm and the principles of Academic Detailing, Aging Q3 is developing curricula on 16 different topics for teaching residents about providing quality care to elderly patients. Aging Q3 uses a sequence of multiple interventions where residents learn and experience the practice of Geriatrics in the clinical setting with limited interruption to the process of patient care. Each ACOVE is featured for 3 months. The curriculum includes a resident lecture during one of the residents' scheduled noon conferences, a handout used by the faculty to detail the resident on the issue during precepting or rounds, a poster which is displayed strategically in resident areas of the hospital and clinic, and observed demonstration and assessment of a defined skill. In the clinic, Residents are "cued" to address the featured issue with their elder patients by a "Blue Sheet" which contains a few brief questions on the ACOVE topic that the Patient Care Technician or Nurse have discussed with the patient during intake.  A "Yellow Sheet" cues the Resident to address the featured issue on the hospital wards.  Residents are assessed pre and post on knowledge, skill, and attitude by a Survey Monkey questionnaire.

The Dementia and Aging "ACOVE" is number 3 of 16 different curricula being developed in Aging Q3.

Educational objectives: 

1.  Differentiate dementia from delirium and depression

2.  Recall the testing characteristics of screening instruments

3.  Differentiate types of dementia

4.  Recognize and manage caregiver stress

2.  Demonstrate appropriately 3 screening instruments to differentiate dementia, delirium, and depression

 

 

Date posted: 
Tue, 06/12/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 06/12/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Aging Q3 Curriculum on Dementia and Aging. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept III.D. (Approach to Older Adults: Sensitivity in End of Life)

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

Cultural and spiritual factors strongly influence decisions made and care desired at the end of life. Nurses may encounter challenges in caring for diverse older adults and their families when cultural perspectives on death differ and provider mistrust is present. Nurses must be especially sensitive to these factors and demonstrate knowledge about and appreciation for the cultural norms in patients they treat.  End of life care is enhanced when cultural preferences are considered and rich cultural traditions honored.

This product contains resources that address the following:

  • Advance Directive
  • Caregiver
  • Death and Dying
  • End of Life
  • Grief
  • Palliative Care
Educational objectives: 

Increase knowledge of spiritual and cultural factors that influence patients and families who are at the end of life.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Each of the 27 products based on the Key Concepts provides access to curriculum/teaching materials to assist faculty to infuse the geropsychiatric nursing competency enhancements into course objectives, teaching strategies, didactic content, and/or clinical experiences of relevant educational programs. These include entry level and advanced practice nursing programs in psychiatric-mental health, adult/gerontological, family, women’s health or acute care, or stand-alone geropsychiatric nursing or continuing education courses. The resources may be adapted for use with a range of learners, as indicated in each description. Each resource has been identified as appropriate to teaching the Key Concept and is described in detail.

Date posted: 
Wed, 04/04/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 04/04/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Infusing Geropsychiatric Nursing into Curricula - Resources for Teaching Key Concept III.D. (Approach to Older Adults: Sensitivity in End of Life). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/287

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