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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
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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. 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/249

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
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Suggested Citation:
Approaches to Persistent Pain in the Geriatric Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

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/249

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/249

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/249

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/249

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
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. 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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



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/249

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/249

Delirium: Recognition and Strategies for Prevention

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Delirium: Recognition and Strategies for Prevention. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/249

AMA Healthier Life Steps™

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
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/249

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