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A Geriatric Interview with the Gynecologist

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

Assessing and treating gynecologic conditions is important in all decades of a woman's life.  Each decade of life presents a unique set of issues for women.  During the senior period of a woman's life, the conditions to assess can be nongynecologic in nature including osteoporosis, fall risk, memory and activities of daily living.  This video will help serve as a guide when screening the older adult female population for any issues related to aging.  If issues do exist, referral to a geriatric specialist may be appropriate for further evaluation.

Educational objectives: 

After reviewing the video, the learner should be able to:

1) to conduct a thorough gynecologic and nongynecologic history in the older adult female population such as osteoporosis, fall risk, memory and activities of daily living. 

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

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Gynecologists:  Mary Jane Pearson, MD; Irwin Kerber, MD

Geriatrician:  Belinda Vicioso, MD

 

Date posted: 
Tue, 12/02/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 12/02/2014
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Suggested Citation:
A Geriatric Interview with the Gynecologist. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/4750

It's My Old Back, Again: An Approach to Diagnosing and Managing Back Pain in the Older Adult.

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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: 

Assessing and treating pain in older adults is of critical importance for nearly all health care providers. Back pain is a common, costly, disabling, yet under-addressed condition in this population. Specifically, musculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain - the focus of this educational module - are the leading causes of pain as adults age. This self-directed, web-based, interactive educational module addresses the evaluation and management of back pain in older adults. The audience for this module is anyone who provides care (both out-patient and in-patient) for older adults with back pain.

Educational objectives: 

1) Summarize the prevalence and impact of back pain in older persons.

2) Describe how to clinically evaluate back pain including a detailed examination.

3) List the differential diagnosis of back pain in older persons.

4) Explain how to manage the most common etiologies of back pain in older adults.

4) Summarize the risks, benefits and guidelines for specific pharmacologic management of back pain in older adults and how to minimize and monitor for adverse effects.

5) Summarize the various non-pharmacological approaches to managing back pain.

6) Describe which situations are appropriate for referral to more specialized care.

Date posted: 
Tue, 10/15/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 10/15/2013
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Suggested Citation:
, and . It's My Old Back, Again: An Approach to Diagnosing and Managing Back Pain in the Older Adult. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/4750
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