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CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient): PAIN CONTROL

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

"Pain Control" module is part of the CHAMP faculty development program, which aims to improve inpatient, geriatric medical care through a "teach the teacher" approach. It is central to one of CHAMP's themes, improving palliative and end of life care. Teaching materials include: a slide presentation with speaker's notes; bedside teaching triggers on assessing and treating pain and opiate conversions; a pocket teaching card; references; a sample session evaluation form; and the "CHAMP Overview and User's Guide." The weblink enables users to access to all CHAMP course materials.

CHAMP is a multi-tiered educational project with a faculty development program at its core. Hospitalists, general internists, and family practitioners who teach residents and medical students are the targeted audience. The course is organized around four themes in geriatric inpatient care: identifying and assessing vulnerable elders, preventing hazards of hospitalization, improving palliative and end of life care, and managing transitions of care. CHAMP addresses 15 geriatric topics and includes a mini-course entitled, "Teaching on Today's Wards," on advanced clinical teaching skills and teaching across the ACGME Core Competencies in the inpatient setting.

1 hour of Category 1 CME credit was awarded to physicians who participated in this session.

Educational objectives: 

The CHAMP "Pain Control" module teaches learners:

  1. How to use pain intensity scales at bedside with older adult patients;
  2. Recognize pain in persons with dementia;
  3. Use the WHO 3-step ladder for pain management;
  4. Use the opiate conversion table; and
  5. Manage side effects from opiates.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Cumbler, E. (2009, October). Curriculum for the hospitalized aging medical patient review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(10), 1915-1916. Also available online.

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/07/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 08/07/2009
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Suggested Citation:
CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient): PAIN CONTROL. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/293

Hearing Loss - A Call To Action

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

The Better Hearing Institute, a not for profit organization, has compiled a comprehensive educational program for physicians, nurses and physician assistants including a practical tool for hearing loss screening, a 1 hour CME course, and relevant reprints from JAMA. This program is free of charge by visiting our website at www.betterhearing.org/MD CME credit is available for this product. For more information, please contact the author.

Educational objectives: 

Understanding the impact of hearing loss on quality of life, including establishing a basic understanding of hearing loss, understanding the efficacy of hearing aids in treating hearing loss, and learning how to screen for hearing loss. 1. Learners should be able to understand the impact of untreated hearing loss on quality of life 2. Learners will be able to screen for hearing loss and to norm their patients against 2,300 elderly people with hearing loss.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

More than 25,000 physicians have participated in this physician education program. The course can be used by medical doctors, nurses, physician assistants and other care givers. While this material can be used for teaching (and this is encouraged), to date it has been used primarily in self study.

Date posted: 
Wed, 09/26/2007
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 05/08/2010
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Suggested Citation:
Hearing Loss - A Call To Action. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2007 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/293

Geriatric Mental Health and Emergency Preparedness Curriculum

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

In 2003, six federally funded Geriatric Education Centers proposed a coordinated effort to develop a comprehensive curriculum on bio-terrorism and emergency preparedness (BTEPA) with the aim of disseminating this curriculum widely through health profession schools, public health, health and social service agencies, and other agencies that serve older persons. It is our hope that this curriculum will be an important resource in the development, implementation, dissemination and refinement of training programs in the area of disasters and geriatric mental health.

Educational objectives: 

To train students, faculty and health providers in mental health/illness and associated consequences of natural disasters and terrorist acts.

Learners will:

  1. understand the importance of a structured curriculum in Geriatric Mental Health and Emergency Disaster Preparedness and Response.
  2. realize that older adults require special consideration, for both mental and physical health needs, during and after disasters.
  3. understand the importance of training health care professionals to integrate the material into their practice.
  4. be able to implement the training plan.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Due to size, the book has been scanned in four parts, and each part zipped.

Date posted: 
Wed, 09/26/2007
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 07/09/2010
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Geriatric Mental Health and Emergency Preparedness Curriculum. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2007 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/293

CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient) THE HOSPITALIZED FRAIL ELDER: Teaching Strategies for Identification and Assessment

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

"The Hospitalized Frail Elder" is the leading presentation in CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient). This presentation and teaching materials touch upon the four course themes in CHAMP: identifying vulnerable elder patients, preventing hazards of hospitalization, improving palliative and end of life care, and managing transition of care. Teaching materials include: slide presentation with speaker's notes, bibliography, bedside teaching triggers highlighting salient clinical questions and teaching points, sample session evaluation form, and a user's guide and overview of CHAMP.

Educational objectives: 

The overall educational goal of CHAMP is to improve the quality and quantity of geriatric practice and teaching in the inpatient setting. The specific learning objectives of "The HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULT - IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT" are listed below.

CHAMP materials on "The Hospitalized Frail Elder" train faculty learners to:

  1. Recognize the profile of the frail or vulnerable aging hospitalized patient.
  2. Identify the impact of hospitalization on the frail older adult with regard to cognitive and functional decline, hazards of being hospitalized and mortality and the need to screen for cognitive and functional decline.
  3. Screen for cognitive decline using the Folstein MMSE or the Mini-Cog.
  4. Screen for functional decline using the Get-up-and-go test and screen for ADL and IADL impairments.
  5. Identify preventative measures that can be implemented in the frail aging hospitalized population.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The CHAMP Faculty Development Program has trained 12 geriatricians, 19 general internists, 2 hospitalists, and 5 fellows at the University of Chicago.

CHAMP is a multi-tiered educational project with a faculty development program at its core. Hospitalists, general internists, and family practitioners who teach residents and medical students are the targeted audience. CHAMP consists of 15 geriatric topics and a mini-course entitled, "Teaching on Today's Wards," focusing on advanced clinical teaching skills and teaching across the ACGME Core Competencies.

1 CME category 1 credit hour has been approved for this teaching session.

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

Cumbler, E. (2009, October). Curriculum for the hospitalized aging medical patient review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(10), 1915-1916. Also available online.

Date posted: 
Mon, 03/30/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 02/07/2014
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient) THE HOSPITALIZED FRAIL ELDER: Teaching Strategies for Identification and Assessment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/293

Falls and Balance Problems in the Elderly: Assessment and Management in Primary Care

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

The University of Cincinnati/Health Alliance Reynolds Physician Training Center developed this geriatric medicine curriculum for educating primary care physicians in the community on falls in oder adults. The curriculum combines case-based presentation, innovative question and answer sessions, and an individual audience response system (ARS) with the responses displayed on the screen. Faculty from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine made computer presentations with video clips on two visits to the physician groups interested in participating in this educational activity. Handouts consist of leading articles, patient handouts and other practice material to be used by office staff in patient records. Participating physicians were encouraged to do a quality improvement process in their practices using the materials supplied to identify fallers and other older persons at risk in their practice.

The downloads for this curriculum include 2 PowerPoint presentations, several PDF articles and word files. There are also 2 video clips on a CD. Please contact Arvind Modawal, MD at modawaa@uc.edu to obtain materials. CME credit is available for this product. For more information, please contact the author.

Educational objectives: 

Learners will increase their knowledge of fall assessment and prevention in the elderly.

Learners will be able to:

  1. Identify aging changes and risk factors for falls in the elderly.
  2. Develop an approach to assessment of a person with falls, balance and gait disorder in an older adult.
  3. Understand the role of medications and environmental factors in the prevention and management of falls.
  4. Learn practical effective management strategies for falls in ambulatory practice and develop practice protocols for fallers.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The presentations were made to about 100 physicians and health professionals in 25 primary care practices in Cincinnati. Primary care physicians liked the many educational tips given during the presentation to increase their knowledge of fall assessment and prevention using two interesting case studies of older fallers. It is best to carry this educational activity in small group setting with 2 - 25 learners, to use the individual audience response system and make it interactive on the questions and answers, include some discussion on their current practice to make it interesting and relevant to their needs.

Date posted: 
Sun, 02/04/2007
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 07/17/2010
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Suggested Citation:
Falls and Balance Problems in the Elderly: Assessment and Management in Primary Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2007 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/293

Geriatrics Review Syllabus

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

The core mission of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older adults. Since the AGS published the first Geriatrics Review Syllabus (GRS) in 1989, the GRS has become recognized as the premier geriatric medicine resource for clinicians who wish to stay current and provide evidence-based, high-quality care to older adults. To keep pace with advances in geriatric medicine, the AGS is proud to publish this eighth edition (GRS8). Over 170 AGS members, and leaders in the field of geriatric medicine, contributed to the GRS8 as editors, authors, and question writers.

The GRS8 is available as a 3-volume set of books as well as an online format. Book 1 contains the Syllabus of 64 chapters and annotated references that allow the interested reader to pursue topics in greater depth. Book 2 contains 333 case-oriented, multiple-choice questions and is accompanied by an answer sheet for those participating in the continuing education program. Book 3 repeats the questions and contains answers, supporting critiques, and references to aid learner self-assessment. The online format comprises the entire program.

To accommodate new chapters, we have omitted the ACOVE quality indicators, which can be found in J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Oct;55 Suppl 2.

The Syllabus is divided into six sections—Principles of Aging, Approach to the Patient, Systems of Care, Syndromes, Psychiatry, and Diseases and Disorders. GRS8 highlights developments in geriatric medicine since publication of the seventh edition in 2010. When discussing specific drugs, the authors and editors verified that the information provided was up-to-date at the time of publication. Any mention of drug uses not specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (so called “off-label” uses) are tagged as OL. The majority of medications described in the text are approved in the United States, although authors occasionally note the use of medications that are approved in Europe, but not in the United States.

Educational objectives: 

The learning objectives for this activity have been designed to address participant knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes. At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the general principles of aging and the biomedical and psychosocial issues of aging (knowledge)
  • Discuss legal and ethical issues related to geriatric medicine (knowledge/competence)
  • Evaluate the financing of health care for older adults (knowledge/competence)
  • Identify the basic principles of geriatric medicine, including assessment, geriatric pharmacotherapy, prevention, exercise, palliative care, rehabilitation, and sensory deficits (knowledge/competence)
  • Use state-of-the-art approaches to geriatric care while providing care in hospital, office-practice, nursing-home, and home-care settings (performance)
  • Diagnose and manage geriatric syndromes, including dementia, delirium, urinary incontinence, malnutrition, osteoporosis, falls, pressure ulcers, sleep disorders, pain, dysphagia, and dizziness (performance)
  • Apply relevant information from the fields of internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, and gynecology to the care of older patients (performance)
  • Adjust patient care in the light of evidence-based data regarding the particular risks and needs of ethnic, racial, and sexual patient groups (patient outcomes)
  • Use quality indicators to assess and improve the care of older adults in their own practices (performance/patient outcomes) and
  • Use evidence-based data to increase the effectiveness of teaching geriatrics to all health professionals (performance)
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Book, CD Rom, online

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/23/2008
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Geriatrics Review Syllabus. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/293

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