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9 SCC: Assess and describe functional abilities

9. Assess and describe baseline and current functional abilities in an older patient by collecting historical data from multiple sources, making sure to include instrumental activities of daily living, activities of daily living, and capacity/competence assessment, and performing a confirmatory hearing and vision examination.

End of Life Care 7: Optimizing Quality of Life in End of Life care: The Role of Physical & Occupational Therapy

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

The quality of life refers to the perceived emotional, psychological and physical well-being. It is subjective and an individualized phenomenon. Health related quality of life outcomes includes physical, mental, social and role functioning, a sense of well being, freedom from bodily pain, satisfaction with health care and an overall sense of general health. (Field & Casse, 1996, p.25)

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of the quality of life, physical and occupational therapy role and modules of care in therapies used to care for patients at the end of life.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Recognize ways to enhance quality of life at the end of life using therapy services.
  • Describe the role of occupational and physical therapy for patients experiencing end of life.
  • Identify appropriate therapy outcomes for these patients.
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: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
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Suggested Citation:
, and . End of Life Care 7: Optimizing Quality of Life in End of Life care: The Role of Physical & Occupational Therapy. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/96

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 46--My Insides Are Falling Out

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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: 
0
Abstract: 

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2010 Step 2CK Sample Exam. For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

Educational objectives: 

This episode is based on Question 46 on page 40 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.

Learning Objectives - the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to: 

  • Recognize the first step in management of vaginal prolapse. 
  • Recognize the symptoms associated with vaginal prolapse. 
  • Know the physical exam findings of a patient with vaginal prolapse. 
  • Know the different types of prolapse including anterior, apical and posterior. 
  • Know the risk factors associated with prolapse.
Date posted: 
Tue, 08/02/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
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Suggested Citation:
, , and . Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 46--My Insides Are Falling Out. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/96

OSCE geriatric patient with fall and cognitive impairment: Margaret Donovan

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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: 

Summative OSCE used to evaluate 3rd year medical students' knowledge of geriatric assessment. Students are required to evaluate a geriatric standardized patient with cognitive impairment and history of a fall.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Assess the functional ability of the older adult during a focused office visit
  2. Demonstrate understanding of why a focus on function is important
  3. Demonstrate the components of a geriatric functional assessment
  4. Demonstrate use of assessment tools
  5. Develop strategies to integrate a geriatric assessment into a short visit
  6. Demonstrate skills to enhance communication with older patients 
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Access to a clinical skills center and trained geriatric standardized patients

Date posted: 
Sat, 01/01/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 04/17/2011
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Suggested Citation:
OSCE geriatric patient with fall and cognitive impairment: Margaret Donovan. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/96

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Driving and the Older Adult

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

Driving and the Older Adult: 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: 

Objectives:

  1. State whether or not patients with dementia can pass a driving road test
  2. List 3 key steps to be taken when evaluating the driving safety of older adults
  3. Look up your state’s laws regarding requirements for reporting unsafe drivers
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."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

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: 
Fri, 06/30/2017
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 06/30/2017
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Driving and the Older Adult. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/96

Malnutrition in Older Adults

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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: 
2
Abstract: 

This web-based learning module was developed for third-year medical students in the geriatric clerkship rotation. A detailed overview of the types of malnutrition, associated morbidity and mortality, risk factors, diagnosis and management across the continuum of the geriatric age span and place of service (community, hospital, long-term care) are presented. Typical macronutrient and fluid requirements, and three nutritional screening tools are cited. Social, emotional, functional, physical/medical conditions and the negative impact of numerous medications, on nutritional health and weight loss are reviewed. Clinical and biochemical markers of malnutrition are detailed in outline presentation. Non-pharmacologic interventions are discussed; potentially orexigenic agents are presented with associated cautions. Three cases are included at the end of the module; discussion of these and other cases follow in the scheduled small group facilitated discussion. 

Educational objectives: 
  • Discuss age-related physiologic changes and psychosocial risks that can predispose to poor nutritional health
  • Relate potential complications associated with anorexia, involuntary weight loss (IWL), and protein energy malnutrition for older adults who are: community dwelling, hospitalized, and are residents in long-term care
  • Briefly explain these conditions: starvation, marasmus, cachexia, kwashiorkor
  • Describe the diagnosis and management of protein energy malnutrition (PEM)
Date posted: 
Thu, 04/14/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/14/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Malnutrition in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/96

Assess and describe baseline and current functional abilities in an older patient by collecting historical data from multiple sources, making sure to include instrumental activities of daily living and activities of daily living, and performing a confirma

Wed, 10/20/2010 - 12:03pm -- Craig
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Assess and describe baseline and current functional abilities in an older patient by collecting historical data from multiple sources, making sure to include instrumental activities of daily living and activities of daily living, and performing a confirma
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