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Hearing Loss in 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: 
0
Abstract: 

This PowerPoint video and audio discusses the pathophysiology, evaluation and treatment of hearing loss. Communicating with patients with hearing loss will be taught, all in less than 6 minutes.

Educational objectives: 

Understand the causes of hearing loss

Be able to better communicate with patients who have hearing loss

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/30/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 03/16/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Hearing Loss in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care - A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Physical Exercise Guidelines for 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: 

Physical Exercise Guidelines for 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 minimum target for aerobic exercise (minutes per week) for older adults who have no physical limitations

2. State the two most common types of exercise-related injuries in older adults

3. List four common medications that can interfere with exercise performance in older adults.

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:
Elder Care - A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Physical Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care - A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: The Role of Physical Exercise in Cognitive Function

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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 Role of Physical Exercise in Cognitive Function 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 what is currently known about the relationship between exercise and cognitive function
  2. State which aspect of cognitive function seems most susceptible to improvements induced by exercise
  3. State the current recommendation for type and duration of exercise for fit older adults
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, 10/16/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care - A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: The Role of Physical Exercise in Cognitive Function. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care - A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pulmonary Function Tests 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: 

Pulmonary Function Tests 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 why older patients may not experience dyspnea, even with significant lung disease
  2. State how forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) changes over the lifespan.
  3. Explain the effect of kyphosis on the results of pulmonary function testing
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, 08/14/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care - A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pulmonary Function Tests 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: Sleep in Older Adults - Pharmacotherapy

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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: 

Sleep in Older Adults - Pharmacotherapy 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 usual recommended maximum duration of pharmacological therapy for enhancing sleep 2. Identify common short-acting and long-acting medications used for enhancing sleep 3. List three complementary/alternative medicine supplements that can be used to enhance sleep

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.                                                     

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Date posted: 
Tue, 01/21/2020
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/21/2020
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care - A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Sleep in Older Adults - Pharmacotherapy. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2020 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pain in Patients Who Have Heart Failure

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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: 

Pain in Patients Who Have Heart Failure  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 basic pathophysiology of why pain occurs in patient who have heart failure
  2. State the recommended treatment for the various types of pain that occur in patients who have heart failure
  3. State the role of physical therapy for treating pain in heart failure
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: 
Fri, 01/18/2019
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 12/19/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pain in Patients Who Have Heart Failure. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Interdisciplinary Team Care

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

Research suggests that good interdisciplinary team communication leads to improved patient and family outcomes (i.e., high levels of patient and family satisfaction, symptom control, and reductions in length of stay and hospital costs). The purpose of the interdisciplinary team is to foster regular, structured and expert communication among health professionals from different disciplines in order to establish, prioritize, and achieve patient treatment goals.

Interdisciplinary team communication is vital in an inpatient healthcare setting, as the complex nature and demands of the healthcare work environment requires the expertise and knowledge of differing disciplines or specialists who can work together to solve multifaceted and complex patient care problems. Interdisciplinary teamwork can improve the diagnostic and prognostic abilities of health professionals more than individual health professionals working alone.

The IDT conference focuses on:
1.    Establishing the patient’s progress toward medical goals;
2.    Considering possible resolutions of any problems that could impede the patient’s progress toward these goals;
3.    Reassessing the goals previously established, if needed; and
4.    Monitoring and revising the treatment plan, as needed

Educational objectives: 

At the end of this module, the student should be able to:
1.    Define the concept of interdisciplinary team care;
2.    Describe the professional role and scope of practice of individual members of an interdisciplinary health care team;
3.    Learn to structure an IDT Conference;
4.    Understand the goals of the IDT Conference;
5.    Identify ways to run an IDT Conference effectively; and
6.    Discuss common pitfalls of the IDT Conference

Date posted: 
Tue, 08/26/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 08/26/2014
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Interdisciplinary Team Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Frailty - Elders at Risk

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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: 

Frailty - Elders at Risk 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. Define sarcopenia
  2. Name a scoring system that can be used to identify frailty in older adults
  3. Name to interventions thought to be most effective for preventing frailty
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: 
Thu, 08/02/2018
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 05/21/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Frailty - Elders at Risk. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 2: Discharge Planning and Home Community-Based Services to Support Safe Transitions

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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: 

Description:

Medicare states that discharge planning is "A process used to decide what a patient needs for a smooth transition from one level of care to another."
(http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2312)

Discharge Planning involves the entire healthcare team, but is often coordinated by a nurse, social worker, or case manager. This module examines the process of discharge planning to various healthcare facilities.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Discuss general components of discharge planning to ensure a safe transition.
  • Discuss issues related to discharge from hospital to nursing facility.
  • Discuss issues related to discharge from hospital to home.
  • Provide information regarding home and community resources to ensure safe transitions.
  • Increase knowledge of the scope and benefits that are available to older adults in their homes and community.
  • Understand eligibility requirements for home and community based services.
  • To be able to provide direct access to patients and families to home and community-based services.
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.

Date posted: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , , , , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 2: Discharge Planning and Home Community-Based Services to Support Safe Transitions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 1: Ensuring Safe Transitions

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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: 

"Transitional care is defined as a set of actions designed to ensure the coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different locations or different levels of care within the same location." Transitions may happen between hospitals, sub-acute and post-acute residential care, home, long-term care facilities. (American Geriatrics Society Health Care Systems Committee, 2003, p. 556)

This module examines the transitions of care process and the professionals involved.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Understand the consequences of poor transitions in care.
  • Understand the roles of health care professionals, patients, and caregivers in transitions of care.
  • Discuss the challenges of safe transitions, including systems, patients, and provider-based factors.
  • Discuss strategies and evidence-based models to ensure safe transitions.
  • Recognize and address health literacy issues and cultural differences that may impact safe transitions.
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.

Date posted: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 1: Ensuring Safe Transitions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

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