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Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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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. Greenlee will present the differences between open and closed angle glaucomas as well as between dry and wet macular degeneration. In addition, she will discuss physical findings, risk factors, and treatments for glaucoma and macular degeneration.

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. Understand the different presentations and treatments between open and closed angle glaucomas.
  2. Recognize the two main types of macular degeneration: dry vs. wet.
  3. Describe typical physical findings in glaucoma and macular degeneration.
  4. Identify the risk factors and understand treatments for glaucoma and macular degeneration.
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:
Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Diagnosis and Management of Pneumonia 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. Schilling will discuss risk factors for pneumonia in older adults as well as prevention interventions for those at risk. She will also address the issue of choosing appropriate antibiotic therapy for pneumonia based on risk and setting.

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. Assess risk factors for pneumonia in elders.
  2. Choose appropriate antibiotic therapy for pneumonia based on risk and setting.
  3. Discuss prevention interventions for elders at risk for pneumonia.
  4. Review diagnosis and management of specific infections including influenza and tuberculosis.
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:
Diagnosis and Management of Pneumonia in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Delirium: Recognition and Strategies for Prevention

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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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 address how to recognize the key features of delirium and how to diagnose it using the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM). In addition, he will discuss the underlying conditions that can lead to delirium and present effective strategies for preventing and managing delirium.

GeriaFlix presentations are available online, both to accredited medical education institutions for use with students, residents, and fellows. For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu.... GeriaFlix are also available to practicing physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners for CME or CEU credit. To receive continuing education credit, you must register for the Geriatric Lecture Series. For more information, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/e-learning/ge....

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 key features of delirium.
  2. Be able to use the Confusion Assessment Method to diagnose delirium.
  3. Discuss the underlying conditions that can result in delirium.
  4. Discuss supportive strategies effective for the prevention and management of delirium.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Viewing GeriaFlix presentations requires a 256K or faster DSL connection, cable modem, LAN/Intranet connection, or other broadband connection. You will also need QuickTime Player 6 or later, either Internet Explorer 5 or above or Netscape 6 or above, and a sound card with speakers. Screen resolution should be set at 800 x 600 or higher.

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/21/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 08/21/2009
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Suggested Citation:
Delirium: Recognition and Strategies for Prevention. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Pressure Ulcers Web Module

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

This web-based module provides a comprehensive review of the epidemiology, presentation, risk factors, and management strategies of pressure ulcers in the elderly.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of the module the learner should be able to: 1. Identify those patients at risk, 2. Provide effective interventions for those patients at risk and those with existing pressure ulcers, 3. Describe skin problems in universally accepted terms.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

A computer with access to the Internet. Works best with Internet Explorer as the web browser

Date posted: 
Tue, 05/05/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 10/10/2012
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Suggested Citation:
and . Pressure Ulcers Web Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Old Age in the New Age: Ask the Informationist

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

This product in its original format was a CD which has now been uploaded to POGOe and can be viewed here. In this format, it consists of three parts:

  1. A reprint (with permission from the publisher) of Davidoff and Florance's seminal article published in 2000 in Annals of Internal Medicine entitled "The Informationist: A New Health Profession?".
  2. A PowerPoint presentation outlining in detail the role the informationist has played in the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics (ARPAG).
  3. A "Library of Questions" consisting of the full responses to 28 clinical questions posed by the Reynolds scholars. The PowerPoint presentation and each of the 28 questions and responses can also be viewed independently below.
Educational objectives: 

After reviewing this product the viewer will :

  1. Be able to discuss the role of an informationist in clinical and medical educational settings.
  2. By adapting some of the concepts presented in this product, be able to generate ideas for the incorporation of an informationist within a geriatric education program
  3. Be able to discuss some of the very specific questions posed by academic clinicians addressing a broad range of topics including: Cardiology, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Cultural Issues, Diagnostic and Prognostic Tools, Gero-Oncology, Gero sensitive environments and interventions (with particular reference to the Emergency Department), Medical Education, Mental Health, Palliative Care/End of Life Issues, Pharmacology, Sexuality and Surgery.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Many of the clinical questions included in the “Library of Questions” are available on the website of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics (http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/physicianfacts.cfm) and on the Geriatrics and Gerontology Health Topics website hosted by the Arizona Health Sciences Library (http://www.ahsl.arizona.edu/topics/geriatrics/). Four have also been published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal.

The PowerPoint,” Arizona Program of Applied Geriatrics: The Role of the Informationist” was part of a presentation , with Sandra Kramer, MA, MS, to the 2007 Contributed Papers session -- Issues and Innovations in Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarianship, of the Annual meeting of the Special Libraries Association, Denver, Colorado, June 4, 2007.

Date posted: 
Tue, 05/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 08/10/2010
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Suggested Citation:
Old Age in the New Age: Ask the Informationist. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Self -Management Strategies for Vulnerable Populations (Web-based video)

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

“Self-management strategies for vulnerable populations” is a brief, informational Web-streaming program developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) for primary care physicians. It focuses on strategies for physicians to assist their patients in managing chronic conditions. For more information, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/epoch.

Educational objectives: 

After completing this segment, the viewer should be able to: 1) define self-management and self-management support. 2) recognize the value of self-management in chronic conditions. 3) apply self-management support strategies to improve the care of patients with chronic conditions.

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/28/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 08/28/2009
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Self -Management Strategies for Vulnerable Populations (Web-based video). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

AMA Healthier Life Steps™

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

Physicians’ guide to Patient screening, intervention and motivation tools and techniques developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) describes the important role physicians play in fostering lifestyle change, and explains how physicians can implement strategies to assess patients’ readiness to change and how to counsel patients on making these changes. For more information, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/healthierlifesteps.

Educational objectives: 

After completing this activity, learners should be able to: 1) utilize references about healthy lifestyles and behavior changes that impact patients’ lives. 2) implement strategies to assess patients’ readiness to change poor lifestyle behaviors. 3) counsel patients on lifestyle changes and provide action plans when appropriate.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/01/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 10/17/2009
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . AMA Healthier Life Steps™. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers

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

This Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers was created by the American Medical Association (AMA) with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The information in this guide helps physicians address preventable injuries—in particular, those injuries incurred in motor vehicle crashes—and evaluate the ability of their older patients to operate a motor vehicle safely as part of their everyday, personal activities. This guide reflects the scientific literature and views of experts, and is provided for informational and educational purposes only. For more information, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/olderdrivers.

Educational objectives: 

Learners should be able to identify drivers at increased risk for crashes, help them enhance their driving safety, and ease the transition to driving retirement if and when it becomes necessary

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Irmiter, C.A.; Schwartzberg, J.G. Meuser, T.M. Carr, D.B. Wagner E. (2008). Outcomes for Training Interdisciplinary Professionals Regarding Associated Risks and Reporting Unsafe Driving for Our Aging Population. GSA, Washington, DC November.

Date posted: 
Fri, 01/01/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 07/20/2010
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Suggested Citation:
and . Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Pharmacologic Options in Elderly Patients Pocket Cards

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

In a January 2009 Article in "GERIATRICS" entitled, "In harm’s way: Moving the older trauma patient toward a better outcome," Campbell, DeGolia, Fallon, & Rader included the tables that are presented here as pocket card guides on how medication affects the older patient, especially in trauma situations.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Campbell JW, DeGolia PA, Fallon WF, Rader EL. In harm's way: Moving the older trauma patient toward a better outcome. Geriatrics. 2009;64(1):8-13, 28. Created for Geriatrics (http://geriatrics.modernmedicine.com/) by James W. Campbell, MD, MS, Peter A. DeGolia, MD, William F. Fallon Jr, MD, MBA, Erin L. Rader, RN, MSN. Adapted from Geriatrics at your fingertips Reuben, D. Herr, K, Pacala, J et al. New York The American Geriatrics Society 2006.

Date posted: 
Mon, 03/23/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 10/17/2009
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Suggested Citation:
, , and . Pharmacologic Options in Elderly Patients Pocket Cards. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

Nutritional Issues for Older Trauma Patients Pocket Card

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

In a January 2009 Article in "GERIATRICS" entitled, "In harm’s way: Moving the older trauma patient toward a better outcome," Campbell, DeGolia, Fallon, & Rader included the table that is presented here as a pocket card guide on nutritional issues affect older trauma patients.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Campbell JW, DeGolia PA, Fallon WF, Rader EL. In harm's way: Moving the older trauma patient toward a better outcome. Geriatrics. 2009;64(1):8-13, 28.

Date posted: 
Mon, 03/23/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 10/17/2009
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Nutritional Issues for Older Trauma Patients Pocket Card. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/201

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