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Geriatric Learning Series: Ankle Foot Orthotics

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

A look at one of many orthotics that could be used in the geriatric population. This web module is designed for interdisciplinary training. A common lower limb orthotic is covered.

Educational objectives: 
  • Describe basic kinesiological and biomechanical principles of human joint motion.
  • Describe the design of orthoses to distribute forces to body segments.
  • Describe the influence of lower limb orthotics on gait.
  • Describe how the orthotic devices enhance functional gait
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

References:

  1. Lusardi MM, Nielsen CC. Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 2nd ed.  Elsevier, 2007. ISBN 0-7506-7479-9
  2. Pictures from Lusardi & Nielsen, the internet, and Edelstein JE & Bruckner J. Orthotics: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach. SLACK Inc. 2002. ISBN 1-55642-416-7
  3. Rancho Los Amigos Gait Analysis Form:

In Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH. Motor Control: Translating Research into Clinical Practice, 3rded. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2007  Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center; Physical Therapy Department and Pathokinesiology Laboratory; Downey, CA 

 

Please evaluate the product at:   https://surveys.ttuhsc.edu/wsb.dll/s/60g89a 

Date posted: 
Thu, 07/28/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 07/28/2011
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Suggested Citation:
Geriatric Learning Series: Ankle Foot Orthotics. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Pharmacologic Management of Persistent Pain in Older Adults: Best Practice Recommendations

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

This is the third of three slide presentations with accompanying audio lectures by Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF, of the University of Iowa College of Nursing. 

Dr. Herr was sponsored by The University of Minnesota Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and the American Academy of Pain Medicine/Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Pain Medicine to consult with faculty and students and present three formal lectures on the following topics:

  • Pain and Aging
  • Recognizing and Assessing Pain in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
  • Pharmacologic Management of Persistent Pain in Older Adults.
Educational objectives: 
  • Recognizing factors impacting pharmacological pain management in older adults.
  • Discuss best practice recommendations for pharmacologic management of persistent pain in older adults.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The University of Iowa College of Nursing's John A Hartford Foundation Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence's Evidence Based Guidelines

Date posted: 
Tue, 08/30/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 08/30/2011
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Suggested Citation:
Pharmacologic Management of Persistent Pain in Older Adults: Best Practice Recommendations. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Pain and Aging: Recognizing and Assesssing Pain in Older Adults

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

This is the second of three slide presentations with accompanying audio lectures by Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF, of the University of Iowa College of Nursing. 

Dr. Herr was sponsored by The University of Minnesota Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and the American Academy of Pain Medicine/Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Pain Medicine to consult with faculty and students and present three formal lectures on the following topics:

  • Pain and Aging
  • Recognizing and Assessing Pain in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
  • Pharmacologic Management of Persistent Pain in Older Adults.
Educational objectives: 
  • Recognize the challenge of pain assessment in cognitively impaired older adults.
  • Describe strategies for recognizing and assessing pain in cognitively impaired older adults.
Date posted: 
Tue, 08/30/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 08/30/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Pain and Aging: Recognizing and Assesssing Pain in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Dementia Vs. Delirium: Diagnosis Makes a Difference Sometimes...

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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: 

Identification, treatment, and management of dementia and/or delirium applicable in acute care settings and long term or skilled nursing facility setting.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Recognize delirium and dementia
  2. Describe the difference between delirium and dementia
  3. Effectively manage patients with delirium or dementia or both
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Evaluation of Product URL:   https://surveys.ttuhsc.edu/wsb.dll/s/60g898

Additional Referece Materials noted at end of video:

  1. Larson EB, Shadlen M, Wang L, McCormick WC, Bowen JD, Teri L, et al. Survival after initial diagnosis of alzheimer disease. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2004 April 06;140(7):501-9.
  2. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Volume 20, Issue 1, February 2004

 

 

 

Date posted: 
Wed, 07/27/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 07/27/2011
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Suggested Citation:
Dementia Vs. Delirium: Diagnosis Makes a Difference Sometimes... POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

End of Life Care 6: Symptom Management in End of Life Care

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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: 

Symptom management at the end of life involves assessing and treating psychical and nonphysical symptoms to help prevent suffering and improve quality of life.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of various symptoms experienced at the end of life, assessment tools used for symptom management, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments utilized for these symptoms.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Describe symptoms commonly seen in End of Life Care.
  • Discuss possible causes and assessment for these common symptoms.
  • Provide pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions to help relieve these symptoms.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . End of Life Care 6: Symptom Management in End of Life Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

End of Life Care 5: Pain Management in End of Life Care

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

Effectively managing pain requires that healthcare providers understand the types of pain, as well as the assessments utilized to measure pain and the treatments to manage pain.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of the types of pain experienced at the end of life, pain assessment and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments used for pain.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Describe the types of pain.
  • Discuss the components of comprehensive pain assessment.
  • Discuss the barriers to effective pain management.
  • Discuss pharmacological treatment for pain.
  • Discuss non-pharmacologic management of pain.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , and . End of Life Care 5: Pain Management in End of Life Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

End of Life Care 4: Assessing Psychosocial Needs in End of Life Care

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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: 

Psychosocial supports are formal and informal activities and relationships that provide for the needs of humans in their efforts to live in society and include education, healthcare, income security, social networks (i.e. family), and mental health (Barker, 2003). Service Providers from all professions need to pay attention to the who, what, when, where, why and how regarding a patient to fully understand the individual’s psychosocial needs.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students the opportunity to explore the patient and family’s preferences during end of life care, as well as cultural influences surrounding end of life decision making and finally psychosocial assessments utilized at this stage of care.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Identify needs and preferences of patients and families facing the end of life.
  • Discuss cultural influences on end of life decision making.
  • Highlight how healthcare provider's personal values may affect care of a patient.
  • Describe components of a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  • Provide examples of different types of psychosocial supports.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . End of Life Care 4: Assessing Psychosocial Needs in End of Life Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting

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

A family meeting is a conference between patient, family members and the healthcare team involved in the care of the patient. Family meetings help to clarify decision making, promotes shared decision making, increases family satisfaction with care.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of what a family meeting is, when and why a family meeting should take place.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Identify how the family meeting is an essential tool to assist in end of life (EOL).
  • Review sentinel events precipitating family meetings.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

End of Life Care 2: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: General Principles

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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: 

The patient, family members and healthcare team play an important role in the communication process during end of life care. End of life communication involves the disclosure of diagnosis and prognosis as well as eliciting preferences regarding goals of care, care site, palliative care and hospice options.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of communication, barriers to communication and decision making at the end of life.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Review strategies that facilitate shared-decision making in end of life (EOL) communication.
  • Identify sentinel events warranting an EOL conversation.
  • Discuss factors patient/families consider important in EOL communication.
  • Identify barriers to EOL communication and impact of poor communication.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . End of Life Care 2: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: General Principles. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Communicating with Geriatric Patients

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Increasingly, all physicians who care for adults will care for growing numbers of older patients. These patients will offer challenges such as medical complexity, functional impairment, and living environment challenges, which will have to be organized, assessed, and managed in a fairly brief period of time. Perhaps the most important skill for a physician to learn in this environment is to wait for the patient to tell their story in their own time. This module will introduce you to some of the basic skills in communicating with older patients and their caregivers in order to optimize their function, management of their medical conditions, and long-term health outcomes.

Educational objectives: 

At the conclusion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Overcome communication barriers such as sensory and cognitive impairments and pursue vague or downplayed symptoms.
  • Even if patients are cognitively impaired or debilitated, address patients and establish their preferences about decision-making, before addressing caregivers.
  • Ask patients directly about sensitive topics, such as end-of-life values, suicidality, abuse and neglect and driving impairment.
  • Even with cognitively impaired patients, encourage a culture of open decision-making that involves caregivers (with permission).
  • Assess stress levels in caregivers and help them reduce caregiver burden.
  • Welcome and value collaboration, and process conflicts with other health professionals when providing care to older patients.
Date posted: 
Wed, 02/16/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 11/30/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Communicating with Geriatric Patients. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

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