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Management of Neuropathic Pain

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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: 

This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Schilling will discuss the clinical presentation of neuropathic pain and the identification of clinical conditions that are commonly associated with it. She will describe pharmacologic interventions as well as nonpharmacologic interventions that may be used in conjunction with medical therapy for management of neuropathic pain. In addition, Dr. Schilling will present the adverse effects that may arise with the use of pharmacologic agents for neuropathic pain management in frail elders.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Recognize the clinical presentation of neuropathic pain and identify clinical conditions that are commonly associated with neuropathic pain.
  2. Describe the nonpharmacologic interventions that may be used in conjunction with medical therapy for neuropathic pain management.
  3. Describe the pharmacologic interventions that have evidence to support their use for the treatment of neuropathic pain.
  4. Understand the risks/adverse effects that may arise with the use of pharmacologic agents for neuropathic pain management in frail elders
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/24/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Management of Neuropathic Pain. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Pharmacological Treatment of Depression 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: 

This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Schultz will identify risk factors for depression in later life, as well as differences in the way depression may appear in older adults as compared to younger people. She will discuss how depressive symptoms may over lap with cognitive changes in later life. In addition, Dr. Schultz will present different medication strategies for reducing depressive symptoms in older adults.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Identify risk factors for depression in later life.
  2. Recognize differences in the way depression may appear in older compared to younger patients.
  3. Appreciate how depressive symptoms may overlap with cognitive changes in late life.
  4. Understand different medication strategies for reducing depressive symptoms in older adults.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Pharmacological Treatment of Depression in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine

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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: 

"Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine" 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 current trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by older adults.


2. Identify known benefits for older adults from use of common CAM treatments, such as transcendental meditation and Tai Chi.

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.

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, 01/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Recognizing Depression in Geriatric Care Settings

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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 product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Buckwalter will identify risk factors for the onset of depression in older adults as well as changes in mood, perception, and behavior that characterize depression in late life. She will discuss the relationship between physical illness and depression and address comorbid conditions that may lead to a poor outcome for older people with depression. In addition, Dr. Buckwalter will present factors to consider in conducting a depression assessment and describe interventions that can be effective in the treatment of depression.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Identify at least four risk factors for the onset of depression in older adults and identify changes in mood, perception and behavior that characterize depression in later life.
  2. Discuss the relationship between physical illness and depression and list five comorbid conditions or concurrent problems that suggest a poor outcome for older persons with depression.
  3. Identify factors to consider in conducting an assessment for depression and list at least one reliable and valid tool that can be used to screen for depression in later life.
  4. List at least five interventions that can be effective in the treatment of depression.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Tue, 08/25/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 08/25/2009
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Recognizing Depression in Geriatric Care Settings. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Recognition of Pain in Cognitively Impaired 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: 

This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Herr will discuss the problem of pain in older adults with cognitive impairment, as well as the challenges and issues related to recognizing and assessing pain in this population. In addition, she will identify and evaluate existing tools for the assessment of pain in cognitively impaired older adults, and she will describe approaches to an overall pain assessment strategy and goals of care.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Recognize the problem of pain in older persons with cognitive impairment.
  2. Discuss challenges and issues related to recognizing and assessing pain in persons with cognitive impairment.
  3. Identify and evaluate existing tools for assessment of pain in this population.
  4. Describe approaches to an overall pain assessment strategy for persons with cognitive impairment
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Tue, 08/25/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Recognition of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Approaches to Persistent Pain in the Geriatric Patient

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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 product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Mulhausen will discuss the epidemiology of pain for older adults in a variety of living settings and the application of new pain assessment strategies in geriatric care settings. He will describe why older people have a disproportionate burden of pain. In addition, Dr. Mulhausen will address the use of the principles of conservative pain management in the care of older adults.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of pain for older people in a variety of living settings.
  2. Describe why older people have a disproportionate burden of pain.
  3. Apply new pain assessment strategies in geriatric care settings.
  4. Use the principles of conservative pain management in the care of older patients.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This online presentation was digitized from a videotaped lecture given as part of the Geriatric Lecture Series at the University of Iowa and disseminated to 30 sites across the state of Iowa on a monthly basis using telemedicine technology. After the initial broadcast, the presentation was converted to streaming audio and video with synchronized slides, and made available via the Internet. For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Approaches to Persistent Pain in the Geriatric Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Recognizing and Managing Medication Overuse

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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 product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Kelly will describe why older adults are at increased risk of drug-related problems arising from medication overuse. He will discuss causes of polypharmacy in older adults as well as steps that can be taken to reduce medication overuse. In addition, Dr. Kelly will explain the concept of therapeutic polypharmacy.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Describe why the elderly are at increased risk of drug-related problems arising from medication overuse.
  2. Identify causes of polypharmacy in the elderly.
  3. Explain the concept of therapeutic polypharmacy.
  4. Discuss steps that can be taken to reduce medication overuse.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Tue, 08/25/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Recognizing and Managing Medication Overuse. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Distinguishing Delirium, Dementia, and Depression

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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 product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Jogerst will present information about diagnosing delirium, dementia, and depression (the 3 Ds) in older adults. He will identify screening tools and discuss treatment strategies. In addition, Dr. Jogerst will discuss the co-occurrence of the 3 Ds.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Improve the participant’s ability to diagnose delirium, dementia, and depression in the elderly patient.
  2. Identify screening tools for the 3 Ds of geriatrics.
  3. Briefly discuss treatment strategies.
  4. Increase the participant’s appreciation for the co-occurrence of the 3 Ds.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Distinguishing Delirium, Dementia, and Depression. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Pain Management in Osteoarthritis

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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 product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Kelly will describe the presentation, epidemiology, and consequences of osteoarthritis in older adults. He will summarize the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risk profiles of some medications commonly used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and explain the stepped care approach to pharmacologic therapy for osteoarthritis in older adults with cardiovascular disease. In addition, Dr. Kelly will discuss alternative treatments for osteoarthritis, including acupuncture and chondroitin.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Describe the presentation, epidemiology, and consequences of osteoarthritis in the elderly.
  2. Summarize the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risk profiles of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors commonly used in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
  3. Explain the stepped care approach to pharmacologic therapy for osteoarthritis in an elderly individual with known cardiovascular disease or risk factors for ischemic heart disease.
  4. Discuss alternative treatments for osteoarthritis including acupuncture and chondroitin.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/24/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Pain Management in Osteoarthritis. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Dementia Subtypes: Managing Psychiatric Complications of 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: 

This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Schultz will discuss different types of dementia and the clinical characteristics associated with them. She will also present the emotional and psychiatric features of dementia and offer strategies that may be used to help manage behavioral problems.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Recognize the more common types of dementia.
  2. Identify the clinical characteristics associated with different dementias (e.g., frontotemporal and Lewy body dementia).
  3. Be aware of the emotional and psychiatric features of dementia.
  4. Recognize strategies that may be used to help manage behavioral problems in dementia.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Dementia Subtypes: Managing Psychiatric Complications of Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

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