The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

Educational Materials

Introduction to the Geriatric History and Physical Exam

With a growing number of older adult patients entering the health care system and fewer students and residents pursing geriatric medicine,1,2...

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Discussing Cognitive Aging with Patients and Families

Discussing Cognitive Aging with Patients and Families is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which...

"TMI"... (Too Many Interpretations): Mr. Moore's Medication Misadventures!

This two hour interprofessional curriculum brings together fourth year medical students and pharmacy students in their clinical years in a hands-on,...

Interprofessional Grand Rounds

The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, together with the Rutgers University School of Nursing, and Rutgers School of Health Related...

Error Disclosure: An Interprofessional Clinical Skills Session

The goal of this clinical skills session is for students to gain skills in working in teams during a particularly difficult situation: the team...

Medication Review Worksheet 2015

Polypharmacy is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes in older adults including falls, adverse drug events, hospitalization, mortality, and...

Gait Velocity Assessment Toolkit

Gait Velocity is a marker of functional and cognitive status in older adults.  Slow gait speed has been associated with poor clinical outcomes such...

Geriatric Fast Facts Quizzes

Geriatric Fast Facts (GFFs) [www.geriatricfastfacts.com] is a mobile enabled website which contains 1-2...

EPIC Delirium Prevention and Treatment Sets and Stop Orders

Best practices for delirium prevention and management are reinforced/engineered through our  EPIC order sets and treatment protocols. Geriatric...

It Takes a Village: Interprofessional Geriatrics Case Conference

Residency programs are grappling with the best ways to improve their curriculua to meet the requirements of the Next Accreditation System and ACGME ...

Palliative Care Case

Using a case study participants will follow an older patient who requires increasing levels of care. After breaking...

Assessing Capability of Medical Decision Making Capacity

A multifacted program focused on Assessment of Medical Decision Making Capacity. It includes the following education and assessment tools:

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2015 Quick Reference App: Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Resident Geriatric Competencies

In 2010, the essential geriatric competencies for Internal Medicine (IM) and Family Medicine (FM) residents were published. To reinforce and...

Geriatric Nephrology OSCE

At the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), geriatricians, nephrologists and medical educators worked together to create and implement a geriatric...

Ethnogeriatrics: Language Translation Podcast

This is a podcast discussion on language translation that took place at the 2014 American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting in the...

Physical Therapists Optimize Movement

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

Wound Care and Ostomy Nursing

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

A Developmental Approach to Campus-Wide Interprofessional Education: From Exposure to Immersion using a Geriatric Case Study

This session will provide health professions students the opportunity to become immersed in a realistic interrprofessional (IP) care planning...

PRIMED and READY: A Transitions of Care Pocket Card

     Transitions of care are important in improving patient safety and decreasing health care costs. Despite the necessity of education about this...

Multiple Chronic Conditions: Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Strategies (MCC GEMS) App

With a grant from the Agency for...

Multimorbidity Toolkit

In July 2012, the AGS published the Guiding Principles for the...

Diabetes Management in Long Term Care

Guidelines for managing diabetes in older adults and particularly the long-term care population have changed significantly over recent years. ...

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Medical Decision-Making Capacity

Medical Decision-Making Capacity is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key...

Palliative Care Lectures

This educational series of lectures was designed with a focus to...

Trauma History Case Study

This case study concerns Mr. W, a 67-year-old Vietnam War Army Veteran who was deployed during the later years of the war and honorably discharged....

How Policy Impacts Practice: Case Study & Role Play

The purpose of this case study is to identify policies affecting the key characters and decision makers, which is a skill central to being an...

Multigenerational Issues and Caregiving Case Study

This case study is useful for understanding family...

Social Services with Older Adults Assignment

Undergraduate social work students participate in a semester-long person-centered care project with memory impaired residents at an assisted-living...

Self-Directed Learning Assignment on Cancer Screening in Older Patients

This self-directed learning assignment was created to complement the required 2-week ambulatory geriatrics curriculum for PGY1’s at the University of...

Social Justice: Practice with Organizations and Communities Teaching Casebook

This comprehensive teaching casebook provides guidance on incorporating gerontological competencies into required generalist courses focusing on...

Multigenerational Family Dynamics Case Study

This case study was developed by two master's level social work students at the University of Washington for a generalist practice course on...

Housecalls Pocket Card

This pocket card is designed to prepare learners to conduct a home visit.  The pocket card can be reviewed prior to a visit to help prepare the...

The Adapted Mini-CEX for Geriatric Psychiatry: Communicating with Dementia Patients

This Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX) is designed to observe a trainee obtaining a history from a patient with dementia.  The trainee is...

Evaluation and Management of Late Life Psychosis

This self-directed, web-based, interactive educational module addresses the evaluation and management of psychosis in older adults.

SAGE Intrinsic Aging: A Histological Perspective: Cardiovascular System

This module demonstrates normal changes of aging and the clinical implications of these aging-related changes via histology. A highlight of these...

Dementia and Social Policy Bibliography

This bibliography annotates 23 peer-reviewed articles, online publications, patient and provider guides, and other resources on dementia and social...

SAGE Intrinsic Aging: A Histological Perspective: Urinary System Module

This module demonstrates the normal age-related changes in the urinary system and its clinical implications. A highlight...

Veterans and Aging Bibliography

This bibliography contains nearly 40 peer-reviewed articles, online publications, websites, and other resources on veterans and aging.

Gait Disorders in the Elderly

This educational modules teaches learners how to recognize normal patterns of gait in the elderly and discuss various geriatric gait disorders. ...

Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly

This module demonstrates how to administer the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test (MoCA).  The MoCA was created to screen patients who present with...

A Geriatric Interview with the Gynecologist

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...

Degenerative Aortic Stenosis

The UT Southwestern SAGE Aortic Stenosis module is self-directed learning of degenerative aortic stenosis in the elderly. After completion of the...

GeriTeam Communication

This app was designed to introduce learners to the outpatient Geriatric health care team, common Geriatric terminology and ways to optimally ...

Discharge Planning and Care Transition Curriculum for Interns

A discharge planning curriculum for internal medicine and family medicine interns consisting of two parts:...

Powerpoint: Medicare, Medicaid and Discharge Planning

This is a Powerpoint presentation designed to provide the backbone for a talk to primary care or specialty residents responsible for discharging...

Chief Resident Workshop in Bad News Communication & Learner Feedback

Incoming chief residents from all departments participate in a 90 minutes workshop with the dual objectives of teaching a model for sharing bad news...

Wake GPS Quality Improvement Project Handbook

This handbook was developed for the Geriatrics Principles for Specialists (GPS) Program of Wake Forest School of Medicine.  In order to facilitate...

Medical Student Interprofessional Team Exercise on Dementia Post-Hospital Care

This exercise is an introduction for 3rd year medical students to community-based Long-term care services and supports (LTSS) and home and community-...

TeamSTEPPS Didactic

This didactic is given to a mix of medical, pharmacy, and physician assistant students.  Internal medicine residents also attend this didactic during...

Medical Reconciliation Worksheet

A useful tool for trainees and practitioners that facilitates appropriate medication reconciliation during transitions of care. Preceptors can use as...

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