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Continuing Mobile Education - Procedures

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

Continuing Mobile Education for EMS Providers is a video vodcast-based education program that includes interviews from physicians, EMTs, paramedics, and patients to help the EMS Provider give patients better care. The program was created to address the need for more "on-demand" educational opportunities for EMS Providers. Each month, a new block of four 10-minute vodcasts is posted to the program website, http://mlrems.org/page.php?55. In the Procedures block of podcasts, you will learn about performing four common prehospital procedures on older adults: spinal immobilization, intravenous access, airway management, and evaluating and transporting patients with hip fractures.

Educational objectives: 

Episode 1: Spinal Immobilization
- Review the indications for spinal immobilization in the older adult
- Be aware of the potential challenges in applying spinal immobilization in older adults

Episode 2: Establishing Intravenous Access
- Understand the importance of vascular access in older adults
- Understand changes in skin and vasculature which affect the ability to obtain vascular access
- Learn strategies to optimize attempts at peripheral vascular access
- Learn how BLS technicians can aid ALS technicians in establishing vascular access

Episode 3: Airway Management
- Know the indications for intubating the older adult in the prehospital setting
- Be aware of special considerations for the intubation of geriatric patients
- Understand proper technique for ventilating an intubated older adult in the prehospital setting
- Review BLS airway device use in older adults

Episode 4: Evaluating and Transporting Suspected Hip Fractures
- Know the epidemiology of hip fractures
- Understand the morbidity and mortality associated with hip fractures in the elderly
- Understand the key physical findings in hip fractures
- Understand the key considerations when transporting a patient with a suspected hip fracture

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To use this product, you must have a high speed internet connection and speakers. 

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/29/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 07/11/2012
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Suggested Citation:
, , and . Continuing Mobile Education - Procedures. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/401

Continuing Mobile Education - Psychosocial Issues

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

Continuing Mobile Education for EMS Providers is a video vodcast-based education program that includes interviews from physicians, EMTs, paramedics, and patients to help the EMS Provider give patients better care. The program was created to address the need for more "on-demand" educational opportunities for EMS Providers. Each month, a new block of four 10-minute vodcasts is posted to the program website, http://mlrems.org/page.php?55. In the Psychosocial Issues block of podcasts, you will learn about elder abuse and neglect, psychology and aging, barriers to transporting the older prehospital patient, and strategies to access social services for prehospital patients.

 

Educational objectives: 

Episode 1: Elder Abuse and Neglect
- Participants will define elder abuse
- Participants will define elder neglect
- Participants will name strategies for identifying elder abuse and neglect
- Participants will describe key physical exam points in identifying abuse
- Participants will understand key documentation points

Episode 2: Psychology and Aging
- Participants will understand some of the psychological changes associated with aging
- Participants will understand the prevalence of mental illness among older adults
- Participants will recognize the importance of screening for depression in older adults

Episode 3: Barriers to Transporting the Older Adult
- Discuss some of the reasons why older adults do not wish to be transported to the hospital
- Understand strategies to sensitively encourage older adults to accept transport to the emergency department

Episode 4: Accessing Social Services for Geriatric Patients
- Learn strategies to determine when a social services evaluation is appropriate
- Become familiar with the types of services available to older adults
- Understand the positive impact a proper social services referral can have

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To use this product, you must have a high speed internet connection and speakers. 

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/29/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 07/11/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Continuing Mobile Education - Psychosocial Issues. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/401

Continuing Mobile Education - Assessment

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

Continuing Mobile Education for EMS Providers is a video vodcast-based education program that includes interviews from physicians, EMTs, paramedics, and patients to help the EMS Provider give patients better care. The program was created to address the need for more "on-demand" educational opportunities for EMS Providers. Each month, a new block of four 10-minute vodcasts is posted to the program website, http://mlrems.org/page.php?55. In the Assessment block of podcasts, you will learn about pearls and caveats for assessing the older adult in the prehospital setting, particularly patients with altered mental status, strokes, and falls.

Educational objectives: 

Episode 1: Evaluating Altered Mental Status
- Participants will identify common causes of altered mental status in the older adult
- Participants will learn the importance of determining the patient's baseline mental status
- Participants will learn interview strategies to assist in evaluating altered mental status

Episode 2: Evaluating Stroke in the Prehospital Setting
- Participants will learn the components of a focused physical exam to evaluate stroke
- Participants will be able to describe key physical findings associated with a stroke
- Participants will discuss what information is important to be relayed from the scene to the receiving facility

Episode 3: The Fallen Older Adult
- Participants will review common injury patterns seen with the older adult after a fall
- Participants will learn some obstacles in evaluating the older adult who has fallen
- Participants will review common causes and consequences of falls in older adults

Episode 4: Pearls of the Older Adult Physical Exam
- Participants will describe common physical findings associated with aging
- Participants will be able to describe some acute physical findings seen in the older adult

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To use this product, you must have a high speed internet connection and speakers. 

Date posted: 
Wed, 11/04/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 07/11/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Continuing Mobile Education - Assessment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/401

Continuing Mobile Education - End of Life Issues

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

Continuing Mobile Education for EMS Providers is a video vodcast-based education program that includes interviews from physicians, EMTs, paramedics, and patients to help the EMS Provider give patients better care. The program was created to address the need for more "on-demand" educational opportunities for EMS Providers. Each month, a new block of four 10-minute vodcasts is posted to the program website, http://mlrems.org/page.php?55. In the End of Life Issues block of vodcasts, you will learn the definition of DNR and MOLST and the importance of finding and keeping track of the paperwork during prehospital care, the definition of a healthcare proxy and the protocol in dealing with them, the definition of hospice and palliative care and the different protocols involved with each, and you will be more aware of the stress on longterm caregivers.

Educational objectives: 

Episode 1: I Think She has a Living Will: Advance Directives in the Field
- Understand the concept of advance directives
- Be able to define "DNR" and "MOLST"
- Understand how DNR and MOLST forms can assist the prehospital care provider in the field

Episode 2: Working With Healthcare
- Proxies in the Field
- Understand the concept of a healthcare proxy
- Understand how a healthcare proxy may change the course of care
- Learn how to identify the healthcare proxy
- Describe how a healthcare proxy can assist EMS in patient care

Episode 3:EMS, Hospice, and Palliative Care
- Define palliative care
- Define hospice care
- Understand the treatment goals for hospice and palliative care patients may differ
- Be aware of situations where EMS may be called for these patients

Episode 4: EMS and Caregiver Stress
- Recognize that longterm caregivers may experience stress
- Describe some of the adverse consequences of stress experienced by longterm care providers
- Understand ways EMS providers can aid longterm caregivers as well as the patient

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To use this product, you must have a high speed internet connection and speakers. 

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/29/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 07/11/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Continuing Mobile Education - End of Life Issues. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/401

Continuing Mobile Education - Polypharmacy

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

Continuing Mobile Education for EMS Providers is a video vodcast-based education program that includes interviews from physicians, EMTs, paramedics, and patients to help the EMS Provider give patients better care. The program was created to address the need for more "on-demand" educational opportunities for EMS Providers. Each month, a new block of four 10-minute vodcasts is posted to the program website, http://mlrems.org/page.php?55. In the Polypharmacy block of vodcasts, you will learn the definition and significance of polypharmacy, some reasons why patients don't take their medications and ways to improve compliance, the reasons why older adults are more susceptible to altered mental status from medication and some common causes, and the signs of drug overdose and common medication combinations that may cause it.

Educational objectives: 

Episode 1: What are you taking?
- The Complete Pharmaceutical History
- Participants will be informed that older adults usually take multiple medications
- Participants will understand the importance of the prehospital pharmaceutical history
- Participants will learn the components of a complete pharmaceutical history

Episode 2: Did You Take Your Pills Today?
- Evaluating Medication Compliance
- Participants will know the epidemiology of medication non-compliance
- Participants will identify obstacles to medication compliance
- Participants will learn practical strategies to assess medication compliance

Episode 3: His Medicine Makes Him Like This
- Medications and Altered Mental Status
- Participants will understand the impact of medications on a patient's mental status
- Participants will be able to identify the most common medications that can cause altered mental status

Episode 4: He Took How Many?!?
- Recognizing Medication Toxicity
- Participants will recognize the common signs of medication toxicity
- Participants will recognize the most common drug interactions and their effects in the prehospital setting
- Participants will review the basic steps for prehospital treatment of a drug overdose

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To use this product, you must have a high speed internet connection and speakers. 

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/29/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 07/11/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Continuing Mobile Education - Polypharmacy. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/401

Continuing Mobile Education - Communication

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

Continuing Mobile Education for EMS Providers is a video vodcast-based education program that includes interviews from physicians, EMTs, paramedics, and patients to help the EMS Provider give patients better care. The program was created to address the need for more "on-demand" educational opportunities for EMS Providers. Each month, a new block of four 10-minute vodcasts is posted to the program website, http://mlrems.org/page.php?55. In the Communication block of vodcasts, you will learn about some of the most common obstacles to communication, including hearing loss, aphasia, ageism and communicating with nursing home staff.

Educational objectives: 

<p>
Episode 1: I Can't Hear You<br />
- Hearing Loss in Field<br />
- Appreciate the epidemiology of hearing loss<br />
- Learn how to recognize hearing loss<br />
- Learn strategies to work with hearing loss in the field<br />
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Episode 2: I Don't Understand You<br />
- Aphasia in the field<br />
- Be able to define aphasia<br />
- Understand the two main types of aphasia<br />
- Learn strategies to improve communicating with the aphasic patient<br />
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Episode 3: Don't Talk To Me Like That!<br />
- Communicating With Respect<br />
- Participants will explore their own prejudices towards older adults<br />
- Participants will recognize phrases and patterns of speech which may offend the older adult<br />
- Describe 3 ways to improve communication with the older adult<br />
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Episode 4: Communicating With Residential Care Facilities<br />
- Participants will understand the nursing home environment is unique<br />
- Participants will hear examples of positive and negative communication and explore why the encounter was positive or negative<br />
- Participants will gain insight as to how skilled care facility personnel view EMS and EMS interactions</p>

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To use this product, you must have a high speed internet connection and speakers. 

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/29/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 07/16/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Continuing Mobile Education - Communication. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/401

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