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Educational Materials

Objective Structured Clinical Examination Case: Mary Smith

The case of Mary Smith is a standardized patient case designed for third and fourth year medical students. Mary Smith is a 70-year-old African...

The 4-1-1 on Social Work

This resident education module was developed to educate residents on what other team members do.  The content was organized around the IM-FM...

Standardized Patient: Margaret Pelli

The case of Margaret Pelli is a skills-based standardized patient case designed for second year medical students. Margaret Pelli is a 74-year-old...

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

The Role of Physical Exercise in Cognitive Function is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
This one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides review of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)...
Care Transitions Curriculum for Medicine Residents.

The Joint Commission, American Geriatric Society, ACGME and LCME have all identified care transitions as a core element of patient care and a...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Clinician Reporting

Elder Abuse: Clinician Reporting ...

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

Physical Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which...

Elder Care - A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Sleep in Older Adults - Pharmacotherapy

Sleep in Older Adults - Pharmacotherapy is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Nocturia in Older Adults

Nocturia In Older Adults ...

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

Pulmonary Function Tests in Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize...

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

Pain in Patients Who Have Heart Failure  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize...

Breaking Bad News using Role-Playing: A Multimedia Instructional Activity for Faculty/Facilitators Teaching Medical Trainees

A small-group instructional session on breaking bad news has been a component of the medical...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and...

Pocket card for emergency medicine trainees on medication prescribing in older adults

This double-sided pocket card is a quick reference tool for use in emergency medicine or internal medicine.  The card contains tables listing...

AEGIS - Surgical Informed Consent of the Geriatric Patient: First Do No Harm

Informed Consent is an essential surgical skill that has moral, ethical and practical implications for the older patient. This module uses three...

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Fitness to Fly: Older Adults and Air Travel

Fitness to Fly: Older Adults and Air Travel  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which...

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

Frailty - Elders at Risk is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics...

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

Amyloid Imaging for Alzheimer's Disease  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize...

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

Pedal Edema in Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric...

Geriatric EMR Templates

This project involved “geriatricizing” the EMR through the creation of geriatric templates so that it could be used to enhance geriatric education in...

Delirium: Prevention and Management in Hospitalized Elders

This course is intended for interdisciplinary members of the healthcare team in the hospital setting to improve knowledge of issues surrounding...

ePrognosis: Cancer Screening decision support app

The free "ePrognosis: Cancer Screening" app aims to help trainees and practicing clinicians guide conversations with elderly patients of whether to...

Shared Decision Making

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

Assessing and treating pain in older adults is of critical importance for nearly all health care providers. Back pain is a common, costly, disabling...

Decision-making in Multimorbid Patients

This workshop is designed to introduce learners (medical students or residents) to the concept of multimorbidity and an approach to decision-making...

An Introduction to Grandparent Caregivers

The US Census first measured grandparent caregivers in 2000 and found that 2.4 million grandparents identified themselves as being responsible for a...

Anatomy Image Atlas of Aging: Liver

The Image Atlas of Aging is an original UMMS educational product developed to highlight the normal age-related anatomic and histological changes...

Meals-on-Wheels Falls Risk Assessment Program

Falls in older adults have significant outcomes including injury, isolation due to the fear of falling, and an increase in morbidity and mortality....

How to discuss Code Status and make a recommendation

Code status discussions are often rushed events done during a hospital admission by a doctor that the patient has never met.  The content, and...

Geriatric Psychiatry Chart Stimulated Recall Instrument

The Chart Stimulated Recall (CSR) is a clinical skills assessment tool that was originally developed for use in training Emergency Department...

Aging Q3 Curriculum on Pain Management of Older Adult Patients

Using the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (or ACOVE) paradigm and the principles of Academic Detailing, Aging Q3 is...

What's Wrong with Mom (Dad)? Chronic Care Evaluation and Management of the Older Adult (and their Caregivers) with Alzheimer's disease

“What’s wrong with Mom?” is an innovative Family Medicine Clerkship longitudinal teaching module developed by the University of Cincinnati (UC)...

Aging Q3 Curriculum on Osteoarthritis and Aging

Using the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (or ACOVE) paradigm and the principles of Academic Detailing, Aging Q3 is developing curricula on 16...

Curriculum development for Geriatric Medicine Fellows PACE ( Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) rotation.

This curriculum design serves as a tool to guide educators, involved in PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly) or similar models of care,...

Precise Evaluation of the Geriatric Patient in the Emergency Department

Background: The number of Emergency Department (ED) visits by patients over age 65 is increasing rapidly. Common chief complaints, such as abdominal...

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

 Outpatient Management of Constipation in Older Adults  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets...

Training Medical and Pharmacy Students in Collaborative Practice for End-of-Life Care

Using a small group seminar format, students work through several cases of patients nearing the end of life. The approximate time commitment is 2 x ....

TEXAS 3rd Year Medical Clerkship Teacher Guide

The TEXAS Medical Guide Clerkship Program Teacher's Manual is written to help geriatric preceptors enable medical students to practice effectively in...

Clinical Teaching Vignette (Preceptor Version)

This clinical vignette is designed to evaluate medical student skills in specific areas of geriatric and palliative medicine. It is separated into...

An Interactive Curriculum on Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly

This is a 2.5 hour curriculum for medical students in their clerkships on pressure ulcers. The medical students completed an online module to gain...

Osteoporosis Educational Series

This three-part lecture series provides an overview of  topics related to the elderly and osteoporosis. The lectures are designed to be presented in...

Student-Senior Partnership Program: Curriculum and Facilitator's Guide

The Student-Senior Partnership Program aims to introduce first year medical students to the concepts of patient/doctor relationship, patient-centered...

Standardized Patient: Mike O'Halloran - Falls

The case of Mike O'Halloran is a skills-based standardized patient case designed for second year medical students. Mike O'Halloran is a 75-year-old...

Geriatric Competency Evaluation Instrument

The instrument is implemented at Yale University as an evaluation of residents’ performance throughout the course of a four week rotation on the...

Elder Abuse and Mistreatment: A Two-Part Training Program

Although health care practitioners have a legal and ethical duty to identify and intervene in suspected cases of elder abuse and mistreatment, the...

The Learning Curve: A Geriatrics Professional Development Webinar Series (2012 - 1 of 2) "The Effective Use of Technology in Teaching"

This ongoing webinar series was...

Objective Structured Clinical Examination Case: Henry Corbett

The case of Henry Corbett is a standardized patient designed for third and fourth year medical students. Henry Corbett is a 75-year-old man who...

SBARQ Education Module

Communication errors contribute to adverse patient outcomes. This product is a web-based module teaching SBARQ (Situation, Background, Assessment,...

Standardized Interdisciplinary Team Meeting Case

This Standardized Interdisciplinary Team Meeting scenario was developed as part of a multi-station, standardized patient assessment. The student’s...

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