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Quick Reference for Geriatric Syndromes

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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: 

A quick reference card set of geriatric syndromes designed for bedside use, which fits in a white coat pocket.

Educational objectives: 

Identification of, assessment of, and intervention with important geriatric syndromes frequently encountered in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Content available as PDF file. Cards may be printed and bound for hard-copy reference.

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

2008 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Conference (demonstration)

Date posted: 
Wed, 03/31/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 07/18/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Quick Reference for Geriatric Syndromes. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Focused Neuro Exam for a Patient with Memory Loss

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

This video is to instruct 2nd through 4th year medical students on how to perform a thorough neurological examination specifically for an older adult experiencing memory loss. It stresses examination technique, so that the student may perform the exam in a real clinical setting with authority and confidence. Each examining technique is photographed clearly using a simulated patient to provide a hands-on practical application.

Educational objectives: 

1. Conduct a comprehensive and complete neurological exam 2. Identify an abnormality in the nervous system as it relates to memory. 3. Recognize symptoms which suggest neurologic dysfunction. 4. Describe the anatomic and physiologic basis of the neurological examination as it relates to memory loss.

Date posted: 
Tue, 02/23/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 11/26/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Focused Neuro Exam for a Patient with Memory Loss. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Geriatrics Gerontology Knowledge and Skills Survey for Residents

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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: 
0
Abstract: 

The Geriatrics Gerontology Knowledge and Skills Survey is a self-assessment tool designed to allow residents to rate their level of confidence regarding geriatrics and gerontology based knowledge and care skills. This self assessment tool represents 11 important domains with 61 questions using Likert-like responses. Programs can use the tool as a baseline and post measure for residents beginning their geriatric experiences. This tool is also useful for faculty development and fellow training.

Educational objectives: 

To identify a resident's level of confidence in medical knowledge specific to caring for older adults. To identify a resident's level of confidence in patient care skills specific to caring for older adults. To identify the geriatrics and geronotology based knowledge and patient care skills necessary to include in a faculty development program.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The self assessment tool is useful as a baseline and post measure for residents (an fellow beginning their geriatric experience. It can be administered to clinical faculty involved in teaching in order to identify topics that are useful for a faculty development program.

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

None

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/29/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 10/29/2009
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Geriatrics Gerontology Knowledge and Skills Survey for Residents. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Healthy Aging Rounds

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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: 
3
Abstract: 

"Healthy Aging Rounds" provide third year medical students with an opportunity to engage in a discussion with healthy older adults. Students employ interviewing techniques through “elder chats” in order to gain a broader and evidence based understanding of aging with specific focus on physical activity prescription, and social engagement counseling in trained community dwelling healthy elder mentors. Our toolkit includes: 1) “How To” instructions for use; 2) Mentor recruitment flyer and training session outline; 3) Exercise and Social Engagement Assessment worksheets; and 4) Mentor and Student evaluations.

Educational objectives: 

By the end of this 2-hour Intersession, students will be able to: 1. Design an evidence-based exercise prescription which incorporates 3 components (frequency and time; intensity, progression) into the older adult’s existing aerobic exercise, resistance training, and/or flexibility training programs. 2. Practice physical activity counseling based on an assessment of the older adult’s current level of physical activity. 3. Explain how social networks and social engagement may preserve cognition, function, and well-being by providing 3 specific examples. 4. Practice interviewing skills to assess an older adult’s social networks and social engagements.

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/15/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 03/18/2018
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Healthy Aging Rounds. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

12 Case Modules: Healthy Aging in the Southwest

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

These 12 PBLs reinforce positive attitudes toward aging, knowledge of related issues of health and disease, and skills in geriatric assessment. Students explore each PBL in groups of ten, guided by a team of faculty from basic science, clinical medicine, or an interdisciplinary school (allied health, nursing, pharm). Small group meets twice: first to discuss the case and identify issues for further study, then to report on literature searches. Problem-solving requires synthesis of basic science and clinical medicine.

Educational objectives: 

This case-based modified PBL curriculum is used to immerse medical students in assessment and management of clinical challenges in geriatrics.

The modules aim to:

  1. Identify key issues and focused questions in basic science and clinical geriatrics, pertinent to the case under discussion.
  2. Apply techniques of evidence-based medicine to answer focused questions.
  3. Apply teaching findings to a small group in an organized and effective manner.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of core issues in geriatrics and related management.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The TTUHSC curriculum has implemented this curriculum in all 4 years of the medical school, which includes approximately 140 students each year. Other schools have accessed this material as well. The learning environment is a medical school class, specifically in a small group PBL format. Train faculty facilitators in PBL methods. Help student identify focused questions that are not too broad. The MSII cases were adapted from the CATCHUM Project: http://www.catchum.utmb.edu

Date posted: 
Sun, 02/04/2007
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
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Suggested Citation:
and . 12 Case Modules: Healthy Aging in the Southwest. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2007 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Aging Education Symposium

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

During the symposium, students receive an orientation to the geriatrics/gerontology curriculum, obtain curriculum materials, receive instruction in the area of communication, and practice interviewing skills prior to being assigned a mentor on aging. Materials will be sent upon request. Please email the author at arnoldl@umkc.edu.

Educational objectives: 

1. To introduce students to the geriatrics/gerontology curriculum. 2. To recognize the inaccuracies and effects of ageist stereotypes. 3. To learn what a life history is and how to effectively obtain one. 4. To enhance communication knowledge and skills. Learners should be able to: 1. Discuss the inaccuracies and effects of against stereotypes. 2. Know how to conduct an effective life history. 3. Increase their communication knowledge and skills vis a vis older adults.

Date posted: 
Sun, 02/04/2007
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 05/08/2010
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Aging Education Symposium. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2007 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Geriatrics Interclerkship

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Date posted: 
Sun, 01/01/2006
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 10/25/2012
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Geriatrics Interclerkship. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2006 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Geriatric Functional Assessment Standardized Patient Instructor: Medical Student Manual

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

The Geriatric Functional Assessment Standardized Patient Instructor: Medical Student Manual is used as a reference for the GFA SPI at the University of Michigan Medical School. The manual provides medical students at all levels with focused instruction and references for assessment tools and communication skills used to assess mobility, cognition, and affective disorders in older patients.

Educational objectives: 

Learners should be able to: 1. List the basic activities of daily living and independent activities of daily living. 2. Identify assessment tools useful in detecting impairment in mobility, cognitive impairment, and affective disorders in geriatric patients. 3. List the steps necessary to perform the Timed Up and Go Test, the Mini-Cog screen for dementia, and the Two Question Depression Screening Tool. 4. Identify communication problems in geriatric patients, and strategies to improve communication.

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/22/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sat, 09/15/2012
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Geriatric Functional Assessment Standardized Patient Instructor: Medical Student Manual. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Preventative Geriatrics Webct Module for Medical Students

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

The Preventive Geriatrics module is designed as required supplementary material for 3rd year medical students completing a geriatric medicine ambulatory clerkship.

Educational objectives: 

The goal of this module is to provide additional didactic information for medical students completing their Geriatric Medicine Ambulatory Clerkship. The information will supplement the one-to-one preceptor teaching and assigned articles and projects. 1) To gain understanding of the various disease prevention strategies and their relationship to the care of the elderly 2) To understand the relationship between cultural values and preventive strategies, including those affecting the care of older patients and their families 3) To learn how to find up-to-date, evidence-based preventive intervention guidelines

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This module was taught to 4th year medical students in an Ambulatory Clerkship in a community setting.

Date posted: 
Sun, 01/01/2006
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 11/01/2009
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Suggested Citation:
and . Preventative Geriatrics Webct Module for Medical Students. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2006 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

Communicating with Older Persons

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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 a course designed for second year medical students to improve communication between medical professionals and older persons, particularly in the areas of safe medication prescribing and end-of-life discussions. The course meets 3 hours per week in small group, has interactive sessions and home visits with older persons over a 10 week period. Faculty includes 1 geriatrician for 15 medical students. Handouts are video and instructional aids for the sessions. Students complete journal entries in response to structured questions and assignments.

Educational objectives: 

1. To improve communication between students and older persons, particularly in the areas of safe medication prescribing and end-of-life discussions 2. To promote comfort and skills in home visits Upon completion of the course, learners should be able to: 1. Identify at least 2 physician attributes considered desirable by older adults. 2. Identify several approaches to communication between older adults and physicians that will enhance accurate exchange of key information (e.g., during history and physical examinations), adherence to health recommendations, and personal satisfaction with the relationship. 3. Conduct a structured interview to obtain a values history from an older person. 4. Conduct a comprehensive home review of medications.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This exercise is best used in a classroom and/or home visit environment.

Date posted: 
Mon, 12/04/2006
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 07/20/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Communicating with Older Persons. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2006 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/208

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