The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

Learner Assessment

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Depression Management 4: Pharmacologic Management of Major Depressive Disorder

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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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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Pharmacologic management of depression in the older adult can be very complex especially when related to treatment by medication. There are many factors to consider in effectively treating and managing depression. Some of these include: identifying medications associated with depression, discussing pharmacologic treatment options with the patient, differentiating between the adverse effects of antidepressant drugs, etc. This module discusses the pharmacologic treatment of depression in the older adult. It also includes pre-test, post-test and exercises. A certificate of completion is awarded, after completing the module in its entirety.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify medications that may be associated with causing depression in the elderly.
  • Discuss factors that should be considered when selecting antidepressant therapy for elderly patients.
  • Discuss pharmacologic treatment options for depression in the elderly.
  • Differentiate between the adverse effect profiles of the various antidepressant drugs.
  • Describe the process that should be followed when discontinuing antidepressant therapy in the elderly.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Depression Management 4: Pharmacologic Management of Major Depressive Disorder. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

Depression Management 6: Depression in Culturally Diverse Older Adults

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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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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Depression disparities among culturally diverse older adults is a growing public health concern. Many challenges including access to care and system barriers, limited English proficiency, patient-provider discordance, cost and cultural stigmatism are factors of disparities. However, emerging body of pilot programs shares innovative approaches towards depression care among racially and ethically older adults. This module discusses attitudes and beliefs about depression and disparities in access and acceptance of mental health services in culturally diverse older adults. It also includes pre-test, post-test and exercises. A certificate of completion is awarded, after completing the module in its entirety.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss disparities in depression care among racially and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Identify the need for culturally-tailored depression interventions.
  • Describe examples of culturally-tailored depression interventions.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
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Suggested Citation:
, , and . Depression Management 6: Depression in Culturally Diverse Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

Depression Management 3: New Approaches to Managing Depression in Older Adults: Evidence-based Models of Treatment

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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: 

Treatment for depression should be individualized to meet patient needs. A robust body of evidence now exists for treating depression in older adults. However, there are many challenges in providing effective care for the older adult. New treatment strategies and combined treatment approaches have shown to be most effective in treating the depressed older adult. This module examines both traditional and new multi-component evidence-based program which include both psychotherapeutic as well as pharmacologic approaches.  It also includes pre-test, post-test and exercises. A certificate of completion is awarded if the learner passes the course.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Review treatment for depression in late life.
  • Describe three evidence-based depression treatment approaches in older adults.
  • List and discuss patient related barriers to diagnosis and treatment of late life depression.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Product Viewing Instructions: 
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Depression Management 3: New Approaches to Managing Depression in Older Adults: Evidence-based Models of Treatment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

Depression Management 1: Depression in Older Adults Overview

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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: 

Depression is very common among the older adult population. The challenges related to this condition are extensive. (i.e. recognition of the condition, cost-effectiveness of treatment, public health concerns, etc). The risk factors for this condition span from race, gender, age, environment, etc. This module examines depression in the older adult as it relates to identification, prevalence, risk factors and the correlation between medical conditions. It also includes pre-test, post-test and exercises. A certificate of completion is awarded, after completing the module in its entirety.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify depression among older adults as a public health problem in the US.
  • Discuss the prevalence of depression among older adults.
  • Identify definitions and risk factors.
  • Recognize the correlation between depression and selected medical conditions.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Product Viewing Instructions: 
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Suggested Citation:
and . Depression Management 1: Depression in Older Adults Overview. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

Depression Management 2: Recognizing and Screening for Depression 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: 
1
Abstract: 

Recognizing depression can be quite complex as it relates to the barriers associated with this condition; as well as having the ability to identify the common signs and symptoms associated with depression. This module examines the complexity of recognizing and screening for depression in the older adult. It also includes pre-test, post-test and exercises. A certificate of completion is awarded if the learner passes the course.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify common signs and symptoms of depression in older adults.
  • Identify risk factors for depression in older adults.
  • Discuss barriers to recognizing and screening for depression in older adults.
  • Select a depression screening instrument that best suits your practice area.
  • Recognize the importance of establishing a protocol for screening.
  • Value the role all members of the interprofessional team have in screening older adults for depression.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Product Viewing Instructions: 
You must create an account to use this product.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Depression Management 2: Recognizing and Screening for Depression in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

Advance Care Planning with Surrogate of Older Adult with Dementia

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

Medical students are given the opportunity in small groups to practice communication skills with a standardized patient.  Students assume the role of attending physician, who is in charge of this patient’s care while attending on the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit, and speak to the patient’s adult child. The objective is to have the student discuss the patient’s clinical condition and what the goals of care should be during this hospitalization, i.e., whether the patient should be transferred to the ICU if she worsens and, if so, whether she should be intubated and resuscitated.

Educational objectives: 
  1. To discuss clinical condition of older adult with surrogate.
  2. To discuss goals of care for a hospitalized older adult with surrogate; specific to CPR, ventilation, and ICU level of care.
Date posted: 
Mon, 10/04/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 10/04/2010
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Advance Care Planning with Surrogate of Older Adult with Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

"It burns!" -- Assessment and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

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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 self-directed learning exercise explores the assessment and management of neuropathic pain.  Through a case presentation and related readings, the student will identify appropriate strategies for assessing and treating common sources of neuropathic pain.  Knowledge questions are included to assess learner understanding.  A brief follow up discussion to go over answers to multiple choice questions is recommended. A workbook is provided. Some external materials are required; see the instructions below.

Educational objectives: 

After completion of this module the student should be able to:

  1. Recognize common presentations and symptoms of neuropathic pain
  2. Understand basic pathophysiologic mechanisms of neuropathic pain
  3. Identify chronic medical diagnoses associated with neuropathic pain
  4. Discuss the most effective therapies available for this type of pain
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

In order to complete this module, you will also need to access the following:

  • Article Jackson KC. Pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain. Pain Practice 2006;6(1):27-33.
  • Web module “Pathophysiology of Nociceptive and Neuropathic Pain” from the American Medical Association.
  • The answer key for this product will be provided to faculty members only. To request the answer key, send an email to Editor@POGOe.org titled "Request for Answer Key to Product #20723". Include your full name, your institution, your intended use of the product and any additional information relevant to the request. Also include your supervisor's full name, email address and phone number so that we may confirm your status as a faculty member.

This product is part of a series of 3 independent learning modules on pain for medical students.  Companion products:  Treating pain in persons with a history of addictions (#20723), and Addressing myths and managing side effects of opioid (#20724).  The workbook for this series can also be accessed at  http://champ.bsd.uchicago.edu/painControl/index.html

 

Date posted: 
Mon, 01/23/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 01/23/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . "It burns!" -- Assessment and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

"I don't want my mother to take that!" -- Addressing myths and concerns and managing side effects of opioid medications

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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 self-directed learning exercise explores common myths and misconceptions that patients, family members, and providers have regarding the use of opioids for pain. Through an unfolding case, the learner will identify ways to address these concerns and anticipate and treat common side effects of opioid medications. Multiple choice questions are included, and a brief follow up meeting with an instructor is recommended to go over the questions. A workbook is provided. Some external materials are required; see the instructions below.

Educational objectives: 

After completion of this module the student should be able to:

  1. Discuss common barriers to adequate pain management
  2. Describe common side effects of opioids and their treatment
  3. Demonstrate effective communication with patients and families to illicit and address concerns about opioids
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

In order to complete this module, you will also need to access the following:

  • Article Swegle JM and Logemann C. Management of common opioid-induced adverse effects. Amer Fam Phys 2006;74(8):1347-1354
  • Fast Fact "Why Patients Do Not Take Their Opioids, 2nd ed" from EPERC
  • The answer key for this product will be provided to faculty members only. To request the answer key, send an email to Editor@POGOe.org titled "Request for Answer Key to Product #20723". Include your full name, your institution, your intended use of the product and any additional information relevant to the request. Also include your supervisor's full name, email address and phone number so that we may confirm your status as a faculty member.

This product is part of a series of 3 independent learning modules on pain for medical students.  Companion products are "Assessment and treatment of neuropathic pain" (#20725) and "Treatment of Pain in Persons with a History of Addictions" (#20723). The workbook for this series can also be accessed at http://champ.bsd.uchicago.edu/painControl/index.html

Date posted: 
Wed, 12/08/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 12/08/2010
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
"I don't want my mother to take that!" -- Addressing myths and concerns and managing side effects of opioid medications. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

"Can you help me out doc?" - Treatment of Pain in Persons with a History of Addictions

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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 self-directed learning exercise explores the approach to pain management in terminally ill patients with a history of substance abuse.  Through a video case presentation and related readings, the learners will identify challenges and optimal strategies for caring for this special population.  Four to five multiple choice test questions are included in this module.  A brief review and follow up with an instructor is recommended to go over the answers. A workbook is provided. Some external materials are required; see the instructions below.

Educational objectives: 

After completion of this module the student should be able to:

  1. Define addiction, physical dependence, pseudoaddiction, and tolerance
  2. Describe basic principles for prescribing controlled substances to patients with advanced illness and issues of addiction
  3. Recommend appropriate guidelines for clinical management of terminally ill patients with addiction
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

In order to complete this module, you will also need to access the following:

  • Video "Pain Management for a Patient with a History of Substance Abuse" from The Center for Palliative Care Education
  • Article Kirsh KL and Passik SD. Palliative care of the terminally ill drug addict. Cancer Investigation 2006;24:425-431.
  • The answer key for this product will be provided to faculty members only. To request the answer key, send an email to Editor@POGOe.org titled "Request for Answer Key to Product #20723". Include your full name, your institution, your intended use of the product and any additional information relevant to the request. Also include your supervisor's full name, email address and phone number so that we may confirm your status as a faculty member.

This product is part of a series of 3 independent learning modules on pain for medical students and other learners.  Companion products are "Addressing myths and managing side effects of opioid medications" (#20724) and "Assessment and treatment of neuropathic pain" (#20725).   The workbook for this series can also be accessed at http://champ.bsd.uchicago.edu/painControl/index.html

Date posted: 
Wed, 12/08/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 12/08/2010
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
"Can you help me out doc?" - Treatment of Pain in Persons with a History of Addictions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

Medicine Clerkship Geriatrics Formative OSCE: Older Adult with Fatigue

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

This is a standardized patients case focused on the presentation and differential diagnosis of depression in an older adult.  This was developed as a formative experience for 3rd year medical students during the Medicine Clerkship.  Students debrief with a geriatrician after this formative OSCE. 

Educational objectives: 
  • To perform a focused history and physical exam with an older adult presenting with a chief complaint of fatigue.
  •  To develop a differentaial diagnosis and initial plan for evaluation and management for an older adult presenting with a chief complaint of fatigue.
  •  In the context of the formative OSCE perform and interpret a screening cognitive assesment utilizing the Mini Cog. 
Date posted: 
Tue, 09/07/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 09/07/2010
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Medicine Clerkship Geriatrics Formative OSCE: Older Adult with Fatigue. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/35

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