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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Preparatory Grief

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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: 

Preparatory Grief 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: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Define preparatory grief
  2. Distinguish preparatory grief from depression
  3. Provide emotional support for a person experiencing preparatory grief
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."

The materials are also available from http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/El....

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.

Date posted: 
Thu, 08/02/2018
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 05/22/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Preparatory Grief. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

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
Product Information
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



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/246

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/246

Pain and Aging: Challenges and Barriers to Managing Pain in Older Adults

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

This is the first 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: 
  • Identify challenges and barriers that impact quality pain care in older adults.
  • Discuss strategies for improving pain management in older persons.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Integration of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies.

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: Challenges and Barriers to Managing Pain in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hearing Aids

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

Hearing Aids 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: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to:

  1. List three ways in which hearing aids can help an individual to hear better
  2. List three things that hearing aids cannot do to help an individual to hear better
  3. List three routine storage and maintenance activities for hearing aids
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."

The entire series can be viewed on the website 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.

Date posted: 
Wed, 02/13/2019
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/29/2019
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hearing Aids. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

End of Life Care 7: Optimizing Quality of Life in End of Life care: The Role of Physical & Occupational Therapy

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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: 

The quality of life refers to the perceived emotional, psychological and physical well-being. It is subjective and an individualized phenomenon. Health related quality of life outcomes includes physical, mental, social and role functioning, a sense of well being, freedom from bodily pain, satisfaction with health care and an overall sense of general health. (Field & Casse, 1996, p.25)

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of the quality of life, physical and occupational therapy role and modules of care in therapies used to care for patients at the end of life.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Recognize ways to enhance quality of life at the end of life using therapy services.
  • Describe the role of occupational and physical therapy for patients experiencing end of life.
  • Identify appropriate therapy outcomes for these patients.
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 7: Optimizing Quality of Life in End of Life care: The Role of Physical & Occupational Therapy. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Series - "Back to the A-B-C's" Understanding & Responding to Behavioral Symptoms in 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: 
2
Abstract: 

Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are often puzzling, and sometimes are troubling to staff, other residents and family members alike. Compassionate and effective care relies on understanding the problem from the perspective of the person with dementia and accurately assessing a diverse array of factors that may cause or contribute to behavioral symptoms. In this module, the Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC) model is applied to the care of persons with dementia. By assessing and changing common antecedents (triggers) and consequences (reactions), caregivers are often able to promote comfort and function for individuals with dementia.
 

This is the sixth module in the Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS), a six-part training program designed to be taught as a one-hour educational program for care providers in long-term care settings. The six core topics address common problems faced in LTC settings. Each is designed to help staff be more knowledgeable about the causes of "problem behaviors" and about techniques to manage those troubling behaviors. The care providers' own feelings and behaviors in response to problem behaviors is examined, including the role of values and beliefs, personal needs, and stress in the work place.  All modules can be found at: http://www.nursing.uiowa.edu/hartford/nurse/core.htm

Educational objectives: 

Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast key aspects of the “old” and “new” dementia care cultures (i.e., attitudes, labels, focus of care and interventions).
  2. Explain why “prevention is the best medicine” in dementia care.
  3. Define the main components of the A-B-C approach to care.
  4. Give an example of common antecedents or “triggers” in dementia care.
  5. Give an example of common automatic reactions in dementia care,
  6. Describe the relationship between behavioral symptoms, antecedents/triggers and consequences/reactions.
  7. Develop a plan of care for a person with dementia using the A-B-C approach.
  8. List crisis intervention techniques that may be used to calm and redirect a person who is intensely upset and threatened.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The training materials were designed to be flexible, and strongly encouraged individual trainers to adapt the modules to meet their unique needs and audiences. Throughout the training materials, trainers are urged to personalize the materials by using real-life examples from their facility, try out suggested interventions with residents prior to training staff, and use as many meaningful examples as possible to help staff apply the program concepts in their day-to-day practice.

The Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS) was developed and evaluated between 1989 and 1994 with funds from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health and Human Services, under the leadership of Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Principal Investigator and current Co-Director of the Iowa HCGNE and Marianne Smith, MS, ARNP, pre-doctoral scholar of the Iowa HCGNE. This highly acclaimed training program is provided in a revised and updated format under the leadership of the HCGNE. Training materials are adapted for broad dissemination and use, and provided at no cost to users.

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

The GMHTS was awarded Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing in 1993, was honored with the Best Practice Award from the National Institute on Human Resources and Aging in 1994, and received Sigma Theta Tau's Regional Research Dissemination Award in 1994 and their International Research Dissemination Award in 1995.

Date posted: 
Sat, 01/01/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 01/12/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Series - "Back to the A-B-C's" Understanding & Responding to Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Series - "When You Forget That You Forgot" Recognizing and Managing Alzheimer's Type Dementia Part II

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

This program builds on information provided in Part I of the two-part series, focusing on basic interventions that may be used to prevent, reduce and manage behavioral symptoms that may occur in AD and other types of dementia. Interventions based on the PLST model of care are reviewed, along with strategies to promote more effective communication and methods to manage “simple” delusions or time confusion.

This is the fifth module in the Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS), a six-part training program designed to be taught as a one-hour educational program for care providers in long-term care settings. The six core topics address common problems faced in LTC settings. Each is designed to help staff be more knowledgeable about the causes of "problem behaviors" and about techniques to manage those troubling behaviors. The care providers' own feelings and behaviors in response to problem behaviors is examined, including the role of values and beliefs, personal needs, and stress in the work place.  All modules can be found at: http://www.nursing.uiowa.edu/hartford/nurse/core.htm

Educational objectives: 

Objectives:

  1. Discuss person-centered care and the importance of avoiding negative labels.
  2. List 3 very common causes of stress for persons with dementia.
  3. List 2 assumptions of the PLST model of care.
  4. Describe 4 basic things that caregivers can do to keep stress at a manageable level for persons with dementia.
  5. Describe communication methods that can promote comfort and function for persons with dementia.
  6. Give an example of how to use Validation principles to reduce “You are wrong” messages.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The training materials were designed to be flexible, and strongly encouraged individual trainers to adapt the modules to meet their unique needs and audiences. Throughout the training materials, trainers are urged to personalize the materials by using real-life examples from their facility, try out suggested interventions with residents prior to training staff, and use as many meaningful examples as possible to help staff apply the program concepts in their day-to-day practice.

The Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS) was developed and evaluated between 1989 and 1994 with funds from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health and Human Services, under the leadership of Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Principal Investigator and current Co-Director of the Iowa HCGNE and Marianne Smith, MS, ARNP, pre-doctoral scholar of the Iowa HCGNE. This highly acclaimed training program is provided in a revised and updated format under the leadership of the HCGNE. Training materials are adapted for broad dissemination and use, and provided at no cost to users.

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

The GMHTS was awarded Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing in 1993, was honored with the Best Practice Award from the National Institute on Human Resources and Aging in 1994, and received Sigma Theta Tau's Regional Research Dissemination Award in 1994 and their International Research Dissemination Award in 1995.

Date posted: 
Sat, 01/01/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 01/12/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Series - "When You Forget That You Forgot" Recognizing and Managing Alzheimer's Type Dementia Part II. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Series - "When You Forget That You Forgot" Recognizing and Managing Alzheimer's Type Dementia Part I

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are commonly encountered in the long-term care setting. However, staff frequently misinterpret or misjudge behaviors and abilities due to lack of knowledge about the extent and nature of lost abilities. This program provides an overview of various types of dementia, but focuses on Alzheimer's' Disease (A.D.). The stages of A.D. are reviewed, including common behavioral problems associated with each. The Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold (PLST) model of care is introduced as a model to help caregivers reduce stress and promote more functional behavior in dementia.

This is the fourth module in the Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS), a six-part training program designed to be taught as a one-hour educational program for care providers in long-term care settings. The six core topics address common problems faced in LTC settings. Each is designed to help staff be more knowledgeable about the causes of "problem behaviors" and about techniques to manage those troubling behaviors. The care providers' own feelings and behaviors in response to problem behaviors is examined, including the role of values and beliefs, personal needs, and stress in the work place.  All modules can be found at: http://www.nursing.uiowa.edu/hartford/nurse/core.htm

Educational objectives: 

Objectives:

1.    Define dementia and list 3 common types.

2.    List 3 possible causes of "reversible" dementia.

3.    Describe the type of problems that are typical in each of the 4 stages of Alzheimer's Disease.

4.    Describe (in simple terms) the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold model of care.

5.    Discuss the relationship between stress and problem behaviors.

6.    List 3 very common causes of stress for demented residents.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The training materials were designed to be flexible, and strongly encouraged individual trainers to adapt the modules to meet their unique needs and audiences. Throughout the training materials, trainers are urged to personalize the materials by using real-life examples from their facility, try out suggested interventions with residents prior to training staff, and use as many meaningful examples as possible to help staff apply the program concepts in their day-to-day practice.

The Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS) was developed and evaluated between 1989 and 1994 with funds from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health and Human Services, under the leadership of Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Principal Investigator and current Co-Director of the Iowa HCGNE and Marianne Smith, MS, ARNP, pre-doctoral scholar of the Iowa HCGNE. This highly acclaimed training program is provided in a revised and updated format under the leadership of the HCGNE. Training materials are adapted for broad dissemination and use, and provided at no cost to users.

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

The GMHTS was awarded Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing in 1993, was honored with the Best Practice Award from the National Institute on Human Resources and Aging in 1994, and received Sigma Theta Tau's Regional Research Dissemination Award in 1994 and their International Research Dissemination Award in 1995.

Date posted: 
Sat, 01/01/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 01/12/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Series - "When You Forget That You Forgot" Recognizing and Managing Alzheimer's Type Dementia Part I. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Training Series - "When You Are More Than Just Down in the Dumps" 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: 
2
Abstract: 

Depression is more common in older people than is often realized. The failure to recognize this treatable illness may lead to unnecessary suffering. This program provides participants with an overview of the signs and symptoms of depression, common problems that cause or mimic depression, and ways to assist elderly who may be depressed.

This is the third module in the Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS), a six-part training program designed to be taught as a one-hour educational program for care providers in long-term care settings. The six core topics address common problems faced in LTC settings. Each is designed to help staff be more knowledgeable about the causes of "problem behaviors" and about techniques to manage those troubling behaviors. The care providers' own feelings and behaviors in response to problem behaviors is examined, including the role of values and beliefs, personal needs, and stress in the work place.  All modules can be found at: http://www.nursing.uiowa.edu/hartford/nurse/core.htm

Educational objectives: 

Objectives: 

1.    List signs and symptoms of depression in the elderly.

2.    Discuss some of the causes of depression.

3.    Give an example of factors that should be included in assessment.

4.    Administer the Geriatric Depression Rating scale.

5.    Give an example of “front line” interventions.

6.    Discuss interventions that promote mental health for residents with depression.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The training materials were designed to be flexible, and strongly encouraged individual trainers to adapt the modules to meet their unique needs and audiences. Throughout the training materials, trainers are urged to personalize the materials by using real-life examples from their facility, try out suggested interventions with residents prior to training staff, and use as many meaningful examples as possible to help staff apply the program concepts in their day-to-day practice.

The Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS) was developed and evaluated between 1989 and 1994 with funds from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health and Human Services, under the leadership of Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Principal Investigator and current Co-Director of the Iowa HCGNE and Marianne Smith, MS, ARNP, pre-doctoral scholar of the Iowa HCGNE. This highly acclaimed training program is provided in a revised and updated format under the leadership of the HCGNE. Training materials are adapted for broad dissemination and use, and provided at no cost to users.

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

The GMHTS was awarded Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing in 1993, was honored with the Best Practice Award from the National Institute on Human Resources and Aging in 1994, and received Sigma Theta Tau's Regional Research Dissemination Award in 1994 and their International Research Dissemination Award in 1995.

Date posted: 
Sat, 01/01/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 01/12/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Training Series - "When You Are More Than Just Down in the Dumps" Depression in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

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