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GeriaTrailers

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

The didactic lecture remains a primary method of instruction in medical education, particularly for large class sizes. Capturing and maintaining the attention of students are some of the characteristics of an effective lecture. An excellent opening summary is critical to the success of the lecture and encourages students to focus with anticipation and mental alertness. The Iowa Geriatric Education Center has developed movie trailers on dementia, depression, delirium, and falls that can serve as excellent opening summaries to help capture the learners' attention. These one to two minute summaries have been used effectively to introduce didactic lecture topics as well as in interactive workshops.

Educational objectives: 

 Two to three minute videos utilized to provide preliminary overview of topics to capture the learners' attention.

 

Date posted: 
Mon, 09/29/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 09/29/2014
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Suggested Citation:
GeriaTrailers. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

GeriTeam Communication

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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 app was designed to introduce learners to the outpatient Geriatric health care team, common Geriatric terminology and ways to optimally communicate with team members.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Students will acquire a basic understanding of terminology that is specific to the geriatric practice of medicine.
  2. Students will learn the varieties of multi-disciplinary health care professionals that may be involved in geriatric medicine, the level of education and training they have, and what role they may play in comprehensive geriatric care.
  3. Through case examples, students will learn how a multidisciplinary care team interacts in the dynamic process of care provision for complex geriatric patients.
  4. Students will learn basic communication strategies that minimize conflict and foster collaborative patient-centered care.
Date posted: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
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Suggested Citation:
GeriTeam Communication. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Veterans Homeless Program Update

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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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides an overview of TVHS services provided in Middle Tennessee area for Veterans experiencing homelessness. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 

1) Identify demographics and statistics of homeless veteran population.

2) Identify new initiatives by the Veterans Homeless Program.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG).

Date posted: 
Thu, 08/14/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 08/14/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Veterans Homeless Program Update. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Behavioral Approach to Agitation in Dementia

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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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides guidance for behavioral approaches for agitation in patients with dementia.  The target audience is Interdisciplinary Healthcare Professionals.  

Educational objectives: 

1) Define Dementia and discuss how it impacts communication and behavior

2) Define agitation and risks associated with pharmacological management of agitation in patients with dementia.

3) List non-pharmacological interventions for agitation.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG)

Date posted: 
Wed, 08/13/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 08/13/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Behavioral Approach to Agitation in Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Heart Failure Management - in the Home and Community

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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: 

Heart Failure Management - in the Home and Community  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: 
  1. Describe a typical regimen that patients with heart failure should use for home monitoring of weight
  2. Identify a commonly used cardiovascular medication that has negative inotropic effects
  3. Describe the optimal dosing regimen for patients who require increasing amounts of furosemide for out-patient management of heart failure
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."
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.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.        

Date posted: 
Thu, 02/20/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 03/07/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Heart Failure Management - in the Home and Community. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Interdisciplinary Team Care

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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: 

Research suggests that good interdisciplinary team communication leads to improved patient and family outcomes (i.e., high levels of patient and family satisfaction, symptom control, and reductions in length of stay and hospital costs). The purpose of the interdisciplinary team is to foster regular, structured and expert communication among health professionals from different disciplines in order to establish, prioritize, and achieve patient treatment goals.

Interdisciplinary team communication is vital in an inpatient healthcare setting, as the complex nature and demands of the healthcare work environment requires the expertise and knowledge of differing disciplines or specialists who can work together to solve multifaceted and complex patient care problems. Interdisciplinary teamwork can improve the diagnostic and prognostic abilities of health professionals more than individual health professionals working alone.

The IDT conference focuses on:
1.    Establishing the patient’s progress toward medical goals;
2.    Considering possible resolutions of any problems that could impede the patient’s progress toward these goals;
3.    Reassessing the goals previously established, if needed; and
4.    Monitoring and revising the treatment plan, as needed

Educational objectives: 

At the end of this module, the student should be able to:
1.    Define the concept of interdisciplinary team care;
2.    Describe the professional role and scope of practice of individual members of an interdisciplinary health care team;
3.    Learn to structure an IDT Conference;
4.    Understand the goals of the IDT Conference;
5.    Identify ways to run an IDT Conference effectively; and
6.    Discuss common pitfalls of the IDT Conference

Date posted: 
Tue, 08/26/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 08/26/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Interdisciplinary Team Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Brief Cognitive Screening in 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 module provides an overview of a variety of brief cognitive screening measures that exist in the public domain and can easily be integrated in care settings that serve older adults. The online module is designed to be an interactive didactic experience, which includes short videos, reflection questions, and experiential exercises.

Although this module is best implemented as a group activity with partners (particularly Section 3, which includes role play as both clinician and patient), it can be adapted and completed individually as well.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Discuss the purpose of evidence based brief cognitive screening instruments
  2. Review pros and cons of five brief screens
  3. Practice administration and scoring of brief cognitive screens.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The entire course for Brief Cognitive Screening for Older Adults is hosted on the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center (Ok-GEC) website through the Donald W. Reynolds Dept of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). http://www.ouhsc.edu/okgec/documents/Sorocco_Online_Courses/BriefCognitiveScreenCourse.pdf and consists of three sections:

  1. Intro to Brief Cognitive Screens for Older Adults: Includes link to webinar and two open-ended reflection questions (Survey Monkey link).
  2. Selecting a Brief Cognitive Screen for Older Adults: Includes link to webinar, links to download and review 5 brief cognitive screening tools, and reflective question (Survey Monkey link).
  3. Experience Using a Brief Cognitive Screen for Older Adults: Includes link to webinar, an experiential exercise of provider/patient role play (you will need to find a partner for this exercise) with instrument of choice (from the links provided in Section 2) to practice administration and scoring, reflective question, and final learner and course assessments (Survey Monkey link).
Date posted: 
Tue, 09/23/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 05/01/2015
Product Viewing Instructions: 
Please view course at: http://www.ouhsc.edu/okgec/documents/Sorocco_Online_Courses/BriefCognitiveScreenCourse.pdf
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Suggested Citation:
Brief Cognitive Screening in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Shared Decision Making

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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 educational video module is on shared decision making with older adults. By the end of this module you should be able to work effectively as a member or leader of a health care team that practices shared decision making with older patients and families. You will learn to incorporate their cultural background, health literacy, desired level of participation, preferences, and goals of care.

The module focuses on the special issues in engaging in shared decision making with older patients, including those with cognitive impairment.  Concrete behaviors are discussed that can be engaged in to help shared decision making happen.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  • Define patient-centered care & shared decision making, and know what a shared care plan is.
  • Describe the sorts of verbal and nonverbal behaviors that contribute to effective patient-centered care.
  • Incorporate patients' cultural background, health literacy, desired level of participation, preferences and goals of care.
  • Discuss the benefits to health care providers and patients who engage in this style of communication.

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Date posted: 
Tue, 10/15/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 10/15/2013
Product Viewing Instructions: 
QuickTime Player is required for viewing
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Suggested Citation:
, , , and . Shared Decision Making. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

It's My Old Back, Again: An Approach to Diagnosing and Managing Back Pain in the Older Adult.

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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: 

Assessing and treating pain in older adults is of critical importance for nearly all health care providers. Back pain is a common, costly, disabling, yet under-addressed condition in this population. Specifically, musculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain - the focus of this educational module - are the leading causes of pain as adults age. This self-directed, web-based, interactive educational module addresses the evaluation and management of back pain in older adults. The audience for this module is anyone who provides care (both out-patient and in-patient) for older adults with back pain.

Educational objectives: 

1) Summarize the prevalence and impact of back pain in older persons.

2) Describe how to clinically evaluate back pain including a detailed examination.

3) List the differential diagnosis of back pain in older persons.

4) Explain how to manage the most common etiologies of back pain in older adults.

4) Summarize the risks, benefits and guidelines for specific pharmacologic management of back pain in older adults and how to minimize and monitor for adverse effects.

5) Summarize the various non-pharmacological approaches to managing back pain.

6) Describe which situations are appropriate for referral to more specialized care.

Date posted: 
Tue, 10/15/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 10/15/2013
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Suggested Citation:
, and . It's My Old Back, Again: An Approach to Diagnosing and Managing Back Pain in the Older Adult. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 2: Discharge Planning and Home Community-Based Services to Support Safe Transitions

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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: 

Description:

Medicare states that discharge planning is "A process used to decide what a patient needs for a smooth transition from one level of care to another."
(http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2312)

Discharge Planning involves the entire healthcare team, but is often coordinated by a nurse, social worker, or case manager. This module examines the process of discharge planning to various healthcare facilities.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Discuss general components of discharge planning to ensure a safe transition.
  • Discuss issues related to discharge from hospital to nursing facility.
  • Discuss issues related to discharge from hospital to home.
  • Provide information regarding home and community resources to ensure safe transitions.
  • Increase knowledge of the scope and benefits that are available to older adults in their homes and community.
  • Understand eligibility requirements for home and community based services.
  • To be able to provide direct access to patients and families to home and community-based services.
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.

Date posted: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 04/24/2014
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Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , , , , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 2: Discharge Planning and Home Community-Based Services to Support Safe Transitions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

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