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Systems-Based Approach to Delirium for Multiple Learners-Interactive Web Module

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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: 
1
Abstract: 

This product is an interactive web-based module on delirium. Delirium is presented within a systems-based practice framework. The module focuses on recognition, management and prevention of delirium. Users follow a patient from admission to discharge. It emphasizes “how-to” clinical skills including performing Mini-Cog and CAM on patients. It includes a multiple choice questionnaire and a certificate of completion for the learner’s portfolio. It may be used by a wide range of learners including medical students and residents from internal medicine, family practice, and surgical subspecialties.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Review the clinical significance of delirium
  2. Outline an evidence-based clinical approach to the confused patient in the hospital
  3. Outline an effective work-up based on known and most likely etiologies
  4. Educate learners on clinical tools such as the CAM and the Min-Cog
  5. Address delirium within a systems-based framework
  6. Provide risk assessment and illustrate how to prevent delirium
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Self-directed internet -based learning module. Module has audio so speakers or headphones are required.

Date posted: 
Wed, 01/19/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 01/19/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Systems-Based Approach to Delirium for Multiple Learners-Interactive Web Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/359

Physical Diagnosis in Older Adults

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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: 
2
Abstract: 

This independent learning web-based module was developed for third-year medical students in the geriatric clerkship rotation. Emphasis is placed on setting the tone for clinical encounters with older adults, atypical presentation of illness, importance of review of function and medications. Clinical considerations specific to older adults are presented for most systems. External websites are included in the module to augment or further enlighten the student about the content presented.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Recognize personal biases that may interfere with effective communication.
  2. Reproduce history taking techniques that foster respect and rapport with older adults.
  3. Employ methods to facilitate communication in the sensory impaired.
  4. Recognize the potential for under-reporting of illness by the older patient.
  5. Discuss the importance of understanding atypical presentation of illness.
  6. Explain the particular concerns regarding accurate history about medications and nutrition in older adults.
  7. Describe the potential impact on health status and quality of life in the older adult with unrecognized functional decline. 
  8. Recall at least one age-related finding for each organ system.
  9. Restate clinical considerations for common physiologic changes in older adults.
  10. Summarize the major components of the "Welcome to Medicare" visit.
Date posted: 
Fri, 10/15/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/05/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Physical Diagnosis in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/359
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