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Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 2: Decision Making for Older Adults with Cancer

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

For older adults, cancer may be a more challenging experience due to additional health-related challenges for the patient as well as for the families involved. It is also more challenging for the healthcare team making recommendations regarding treatment options for cancer in the absence of high levels of evidence for treatment in the elderly and having to account for multiple co-morbid conditions and functional limitations often seen in older adults.

This module examines the process of decision making and factors to consider when recommending treatment for older adults with cancer.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Discuss points of decision-making for older adults with cancer.
  • Discuss legal and ethical concepts which impact health professionals to assist in decision-making for older adults with cancer.
  • Provide health professionals with a guide on ways to assist older adults with cancer in decision-making in a culturally sensitive manner.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

You will be required to answer some questions about yourself prior to using the module when you leave pogoe.org. 

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.

Date posted: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
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Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 2: Decision Making for Older Adults with Cancer. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lower Extremity Edema in Older Adults

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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: 

Lower Extremity Edema in Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Explain the significance of bilateral vs unilateral pedal edema
  2. List contraindications to prescribing compression stockings for treatment of pedal edema
  3. List medications that commonly cause pedal edema
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.                                                                                                                  

Date posted: 
Wed, 07/17/2019
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 06/25/2019
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lower Extremity Edema in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Delirium: Prevention and Management in Hospitalized Elders

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
999
Abstract: 

This course is intended for interdisciplinary members of the healthcare team in the hospital setting to improve knowledge of issues surrounding delirium in the elderly hospitalized patient. This 23-question module focuses on the evidence behind the recognition, prevention, and management of delirium in the geriatric patient.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion the learner will be able to:

1. Use the Confusion Assessment Method to screen for delirium.

2. Understand features that differentiate delirium from dementia.

3. Name at least  five risk factors for delirium and techniques that target each risk factor to prevent the development of delirium.

4. Name at least three drugs that should be avoided in the geriatric patient.

5. Understand basic principles to the management of delirium, including work-up, behavioral management, and pharmacologic management.

6. Understand the importance of documentation of delirium and ways to improve transitions of care.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This program will consist of 23 multiple choice questions on delirium in the geriatric patient in the hospital setting. The module will begin with two questions every other day in a single email from the website, www.qstream.com. This website will facilitate the delivery of questions and answers to the participant. You must log in to the website from the link posted above.

  •  If a question is answered incorrectly, the participant will receive the same question 5 days later.
  •  If a question is answered correctly, the participant will receive the same question 14 days later.
  •  If the participant answers the question correctly two times in a row, the question is then retired from the program and  is no longer repeated.
  •  The participant will complete the program when all 23 questions are retired (each question is answered correctly twice in  a row).  However, CE credit may be given when the program is 80% completed.

Given these parameters, it is estimated that the participant will complete the program in less than three months.

Participants may receive credit or contact hours ONLY by completing 80% of the questions in a module AND completing the end of module survey in LESS than four months time of enrollment.

Date posted: 
Wed, 11/13/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 11/13/2013
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Suggested Citation:
and . Delirium: Prevention and Management in Hospitalized Elders. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Outpatient Management of Constipation in Older Adults

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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: 

Outpatient Management of Constipation in Older Adults  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. State the criteria recommended for diagnosis of functional constipation
  2. List three non-pharmacological interventions that may be useful in treating functional constipation
  3. State which types of laxatives are appropriate for chronic treatment of functional constipation
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online

Date posted: 
Wed, 05/08/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 11/30/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Outpatient Management of Constipation in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Amyloid Imaging for Alzheimer's Disease

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

Amyloid Imaging for Alzheimer's Disease  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Describe what is seen on a positive vs a negative florbetapir amyloid scan in Alzheimer’s disease
  2. List three situation in which a florbetapir amyloid scan may aid in determining if a patient has Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. State the most common dementia (other than Alzheimer’s disease) that may have a positive florbetapir amyloid scan
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.

Date posted: 
Wed, 05/15/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 12/30/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Amyloid Imaging for Alzheimer's Disease. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hospice Care for Patients with Dementia

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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: 

Hospice Care for Patients with Dementia is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the advantages of hospice care for patients with dementia
  2. List, or find through online resources, the hospice eligibility criteria for patients with dementia
  3. List at least 5 hospice benefits available through Medicare for patients with dementia
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Date posted: 
Wed, 03/20/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hospice Care for Patients with Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: The ABCDs of Medicare

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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: 

"The ABCDs of Medicare" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to:

  1. Explain what each of the four parts of Medicare (A,B,C,D) covers
  2. List three differences between a Medicare Advantage plan and original Medicare
  3. Explain what is meant by the “donut hole”
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.

Date posted: 
Mon, 03/25/2019
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 03/11/2019
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: The ABCDs of Medicare. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and the Elderly

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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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides describes the use of bariatric surgery as a treatment option for diseases resulting from obesity. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 

On completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the weight trends accross the US and implications of obesity on the health of an elderly patient
  2. List treatment options to combat obesity in elderly population
  3. Describe effects of surgery on mortality in an elderly patient who is considered obese
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG) of Vanderbilt University

The video may take a few moments to load based on your connection. Please wait a few minutes if it doesn't appear right away.

Date posted: 
Thu, 06/27/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/27/2013
Product Viewing Instructions: 
The video may take a few moments to load based on your connection. Please wait a few moments if it does not appear right away.
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Suggested Citation:
and . Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Geriatric Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction

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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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides describes urinary incontinence among the elderly population as well as voiding dysfunction. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Healthcare Professionals.  

Educational objectives: 

On completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define frequency, nocturia, urgency, and incontinence
  2. Explain differences in Geriatric UI/VD including pathophysiology, co-morbities, and treatment options
  3. Describe newer treatement options available for the elderly population diagnosed with UI/VD
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG) of Vanderbilt University

The video may take a few moments to load based on your connection. Please wait a few minutes if it does not load right away.

Date posted: 
Thu, 06/27/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/27/2013
Product Viewing Instructions: 
The video may take a moment to load based on your connection. Please wait a few minutes if it does not appear right away.
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Geriatric Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Vestibular Rehabilitation

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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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides describes common vestibular conditions and treatment options. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Heath Care Professionals. The images and videos found in this presentation are owned by Vanderbilt.  All participants provided consent for video to be used.

Educational objectives: 

On completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define vertigo and vestibular vs non-vestibular dizziness
  2. List common vestibular conditons including signs and symptoms of each
  3. List treatment options for common vestibular conditons
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG) of Vanderbilt University

This video may take a few moments to load based on your connection. Please wait a few minutes if it doesn't appear right away.

Date posted: 
Wed, 07/03/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 07/03/2013
Product Viewing Instructions: 
The video may take a moment to load based on your connection. Please wait a few minutes if it does not appear right away.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Vestibular Rehabilitation. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

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