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Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 1: Ensuring Safe Transitions

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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: 

"Transitional care is defined as a set of actions designed to ensure the coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different locations or different levels of care within the same location." Transitions may happen between hospitals, sub-acute and post-acute residential care, home, long-term care facilities. (American Geriatrics Society Health Care Systems Committee, 2003, p. 556)

This module examines the transitions of care process and the professionals involved.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Understand the consequences of poor transitions in care.
  • Understand the roles of health care professionals, patients, and caregivers in transitions of care.
  • Discuss the challenges of safe transitions, including systems, patients, and provider-based factors.
  • Discuss strategies and evidence-based models to ensure safe transitions.
  • Recognize and address health literacy issues and cultural differences that may impact safe transitions.
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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning Series 1: Ensuring Safe Transitions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 2: Decision Making for Older Adults with Cancer

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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: 

For older adults, cancer may be a more challenging experience due to additional health-related challenges for the patient as well as for the families involved. It is also more challenging for the healthcare team making recommendations regarding treatment options for cancer in the absence of high levels of evidence for treatment in the elderly and having to account for multiple co-morbid conditions and functional limitations often seen in older adults.

This module examines the process of decision making and factors to consider when recommending treatment for older adults with cancer.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Discuss points of decision-making for older adults with cancer.
  • Discuss legal and ethical concepts which impact health professionals to assist in decision-making for older adults with cancer.
  • Provide health professionals with a guide on ways to assist older adults with cancer in decision-making in a culturally sensitive manner.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

You will be required to answer some questions about yourself prior to using the module when you leave pogoe.org. 

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
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 2: Decision Making for Older Adults with Cancer. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Pathophysiology and Treatment 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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides describes pathology and symptoms of dementia in the elderly. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Define pathology and symptoms of dementia in the elderly.
  2. Explain diagnosis of dementia and loss of memory in the elderly.
  3. List the behavioral and pharmacological treatments that are available for the elderly.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

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

The video may take a few moments to load based on your connection. Pleae wait if it does not appear right away.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
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Suggested Citation:
Pathophysiology and Treatment of Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Aging Tsunami

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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: 

The Aging Tsunami lecture details the reasoning behind the importance of geriatric and palliative education to the future of health care. It describes the statistics on the aging population in the United States and globally, and identifies changes that the older adult population presents to health care systems and health care professionals. It also explains why geriatric and palliative medicine is a growing medical career path.

Educational objectives: 

On completion, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify trends that will challenge geriatric health care professionals now and in the future
  • List some important areas of focus for future geriatric health care professionals 
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Speaker notes are provided as a separate document.

This product was reviewed by UT Health.

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

Ostwald, S.K. (2009, September), Preparing for the Aging Tsunami. International Geriatric and Gerontological Nursing Conference, Huadong Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. (invited keynote presentation) 

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
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Suggested Citation:
Aging Tsunami. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

An Interactive Curriculum on Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
3
Abstract: 

This is a 2.5 hour curriculum for medical students in their clerkships on pressure ulcers. The medical students completed an online module to gain basic understanding of pressure ulcers - descriptive techniques and classification. This online module included a knowledge based pre-test. The faculty identified SNF patients with a variety of pressure ulcers - different stages and sites. The faculty conducted clinical rounds on these patients with medical students to practice pressure ulcer description, risk factors, staging and prevention. Subsequently medical students completed a post test to measure their progress towards the objectives. They also completed a program evalution survey.

Educational objectives: 

On completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for pressure ulcer development
  2. Name the sites at risk for pressure ulcer development
  3. Describe pressure ulcers
  4. Stage pressure ulcers
  5. Enlist pressure ulcer prevention methods
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

20 minutes to complete online module.

Limit bedside rounds to 4 students at a time with faculty members to promote better learning and clear viewing of the pressure ulcers.

This curriculum has been reviewed by geriatrics fellows and faculty at DUMC and visiting faculty participating in the Reynolds Faculty Development program.

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/19/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 08/19/2013
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Suggested Citation:
and . An Interactive Curriculum on Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 3: The Older Adult Oncology Patient and Nutrition

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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: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Nutrition for the older adult with cancer needs to be assessed in a comprehensive manner to promote quality of life. An interprofessional approach should be used for nutrition management. This module examines nutrition in the older adult with cancer in regards to nutritional assessment, risk factors, proper oral care, tips and support in managing nutrition effectively.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Utilize oral and nutritional assessments.
  • Describe the goals of nutritional therapy during chemotherapy.
  • Discuss physiologic conditions related to nutrition in the older adult with cancer.
  • Recognize the effect of these conditions on the nutritional status of the patient.
  • Identify nutritional needs and dietary preferences.
  • Discuss nutritional supplements.
  • Understand the benefits/drawbacks of nutrition and hydration at the end of life.
  • State pharmacologic interventions and vitamin and mineral supplements for end of life care.
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: 
Fri, 09/28/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 09/28/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 3: The Older Adult Oncology Patient and Nutrition. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 1: Risk Assessment Treatment Options in Older Adults with Cancer

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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: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Sixty percent of new cancers are diagnosed in patients 65 years and older. Cancer is the leading cause of death for men and women age 60-79. Healthcare professionals are making strides in addressing this issue through comprehensive risk assessments and exams to identify the issue early; as well as provide the patient with treatment options for care. This module examines geriatric oncology, assessments and treatment options for older adults with cancer.

Educational objectives: 

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

  1. Provide a geriatric perspective on cancer care
  2. Discuss the importance of individual risk assessment for cancer treatment options
  3. Discuss decision-making points for older adults with cancer and the cultural factors that influence decision-making.
  4. Recognize the legal and ethical concepts that influence health professionals ability to assist in decision-making with patients and families.
  5. Discuss the physiologic effects of cancer and cancer treatment on the nutritional status of older adults and provide methods to assess and offer nutritional support
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: 
Wed, 08/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 08/01/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 1: Risk Assessment Treatment Options in Older Adults with Cancer. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Elder Abuse and Mistreatment: A Two-Part Training Program

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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: 

Although health care practitioners have a legal and ethical duty to identify and intervene in suspected cases of elder abuse and mistreatment, the existing lack of knowledge and perceived barriers to reporting often interferes with this duty. The goal of the elder abuse and mistreatment learning modules is to provide case-based training to health care professionals. The training consists of two presentation modules with embedded speaker notes. Module One: Identifying Elder Abuse, focuses on the descriptions, signs and symptoms of elder abuse and mistreatment. Module Two: Screening and Intervening, concentrates on screening for elder abuse and mistreatment and provides guidance for intervention. Combined, these modules provide a basic understanding of elder abuse and mistreatment to assist health care practitioners in identifying and reporting this prominent public health problem. 

Educational objectives: 

After reviewing these modules, participants will be able to:                      

  1. Describe three types of elder abuse.
  2. List five signs and symptoms that raise suspicion of elder abuse.
  3. Identify three factors for elder abuse and neglect.
  4. Determine the steps to screen for elder abuse.
  5. Describe three interventions for victims of elder abuse.
  6. Discuss three interventions for stressed caregivers.
  7. List common community resources available to elders and their families. 
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Many of the slides within these presentations contain animations. It would be advisable to closely review slides prior to presenting to an audience. Embedded speaker notes are an additional feature of the presentations. 

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

Selected Citations:

  1. Dyer CB, Hyman DJ, Festa NA, Pavlik VN:  The Profile of Texas Adult Protective Services Clients with Multiple Reports.  Presented at the Gerontological Society of America Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 22, 1999.
  2. Dyer CB, Pavlik VN, Festa NA:  Elder Mistreatment:  Analysis of Allegation Types and Variables Associated with Multiple Allegations from a Statewide Database.  Selected for
  3. Presentation at the Presidential Poster Session at the American Geriatrics Society Meeting, Nashville, TN, May 20, 2000.Dyer CB, Toronjo C, Pavlik VN, Keith M, Silverman E:  How do Adult Protective Service
  4. Specialists Recognize Valid Self neglect.  Presented at the Gerontological Society Meeting, Washington D.C., November 19, 2000.
  5. Harrell R, Toronjo C, Dyer CB:  How do Geriatricians Diagnose Elder Abuse and Neglect?  Presented at the American Geriatrics Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 10, 2001.
  6. Heath J, Dyer CB, Mosqueda L:  Partnering With Adult Protective Service Agencies for Educational Experiences in Elder Mistreatment.  Presented at the American Geriatrics Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 10, 2001.
  7. Pavlik VN, Barth J, Khan F, Phung M, Lo M, Turner R, Hyman DJ, Dyer CB:  Abnormal Nutritional Markers in Elder Mistreatment Patients.  Presented at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 17, 2001.
  8. Dyer CB, Pavlik VN, Mitchell B, Hyman DJ, Poythress EL:  Neurospychiatric Testing in Elders with Self-Neglect.  Presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., May 11, 2002.
  9. Dyer CB:  Outcomes of Interdisciplinary Geriatric Assessment and Intervention in Elder Abuse.  Presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 55th annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, Ma, November 24, 2002.
  10. Dyer CB:  Outcomes of Interdisciplinary Geriatric Assessment and Intervention in Elder Abuse.  Presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 55th Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, November 24, 2002.
  11. R Hariharan, SG Nash, VN Pavlik, J King, CB Dyer: Medical Complexities Among Elderly Abused and Neglected Patients. Presented at the American Geriatrics Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 14th-18th, 2003.
  12. CB Dyer, VN Pavlik, T Regev, M Vogel, DJ Hyman, B Mitchell, EL Poythress: Outcomes of Interdisciplinary Geriatric Assessment and Intervention in Unresolved Elder Mistreatment Cases. Presented at the American Geriatrics Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 14th-18th, 2003.
  13. Poythress E, Tremaine B, Dyer CB: Self-Neglecters Who Live in Squalor. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America's 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 21st-25th, 2003.
  14. Dyer CB, Pavlik V, Delgado M, Regev C, Vogel B, Tremaine B: Characterizing Victims of Financial Exploitation. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America's 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 21st-25th, 2003.
  15. Patel A, Fisher CJW, Dyer CB: Characterizing Sexual Abuse in Older Adults. Presented at the  American Geriatrics Society Meeting, Las Vegas, Na, May 20, 2004.
  16. Kim L, Nieves L, Dyer CB:  Do Medical Examines Determine Elder Mistreatment as a Cause of Death?  Presented at the American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 14, 2005.
  17. Dyer CB, Nieves LE, Delossantos O, Barth J, Poythress EL, Vogel M, Tremaine B, Neycheril A, Harlan J, Kim L: The Cognitive, Functional and Social Profiles of 500 Cases of Elder Mistreatment.  Presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 11, 2005.
  18. Dyer CB, Kim LC: "Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation" Current Geriatric Diagnosis & Treatment, Landefeld, Palmer, Johnson, Johnston, and Lyons eds. McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  19. Dyer CB,Kim LC: “Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation”, Current Geriatric Diagnosis & Treatment, Landefield, Palmer, Johnson, Johnston and Lyons eds. McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  20. Mehta MM, Dyer CB:  “A Practical Approach to Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation”, Practice of Geriatrics, 4th Edition, 2007.
  21. Brandl B, Dyer CB, Heisler CJ, Otto J, Stiegel L, Thomas R: Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention: A Collaborative Approach.  2006 Springer.

Selected Presentations:

  1. “ Elder Mistreatment: Identification, Treatment and the Prevention of Premature Death” Principles of Geriatric Care: A Certificate Program for Health Care Professionals,Houston, TX Feb 21, 2012
  2. “The Medical Signs of Abuse and Neglect”. Elder Justice Care Seminar, National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC, January 5, 2011.
Date posted: 
Fri, 07/19/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 07/19/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Elder Abuse and Mistreatment: A Two-Part Training Program. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

From Publication to Practice: An interdisciplinary look at labeling changes for acetaminophen and the implications for patient 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
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This special publication aims to inform health care providers, researchers, policy makers, caregivers, and patients about recent changes to acetaminophen labeling as required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. While acetaminophen is the most widely used analgesic in America, it is also the leading cause of acute liver failure, usually as a result of inadvertent overdose. Several significant changes to the packaging and labeling of over-the-counter and prescription products containing acetaminophen have occurred recently, and other major developments are anticipated shortly. In order to accomplish the goal of improving patient safety, these changes must be understood by clinicians and patients alike. This issue of From Publication to Practice provides you with essential information on the new labeling changes and describes the resulting implications for patient care, especially for older patients. It also presents important steps that clinicians can take when educating patients. We believe that this latest report in our From Publication to Practice series will assist you in developing and enhancing your pain management services.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this publication, the provider will be able to:

  1. Describe labeling changes for acetaminophen and the safety concerns that led to the changes.
  2. Discuss specific issues surrounding the labeling changes that impact patient care for older adults.
  3. Recommend dosage adjustments for older patients taking acetaminophen.
  4. Effectively communicate with older adults about the critical need to follow new acetaminophen dosage recommendations and directions for use.
  5. Discuss pain management guidelines for older patients in pain, including alternative medications and therapies.
  6. Identify resources and new initiatives supporting safe use of acetaminophen.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

These materials were reviewed by a faculty panel.

For more educational products from the GSA, visit https://www.geron.org/Resources/Online%20Store/gsa-products

Date posted: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
From Publication to Practice: An interdisciplinary look at labeling changes for acetaminophen and the implications for patient care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

From Publication to Practice: An interdisciplinary look at advancing pain care, education, and research - Responding to the IOM’s call to action to improve pain management

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

This special publication aims to inform health care providers, researchers, policy makers, caregivers, and patients about the recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that calls for overhauling the approach to pain management in the United States. The report notes that while pain affects approximately one-third of Americans - and exacts a huge toll from society in terms of morbidity, mortality, disability, demands on the health care system, and economic burden - it remains widely undertreated. The report provides an overview of needs for care, education, and research, and lays out a blueprint for transforming pain care. This issue of From Publication to Practice provides a high level summary of the IOM call to action and identifies recommendations for advancing pain care, education, and research. We believe that this latest issue in our From Publication to Practice series will assist you in identifying and responding to opportunities to improve pain management.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this publication, the provider will be able to do the following:

  1. List the underlying principles of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report, Relieving Pain in America.
  2. Discuss the recommendations in the blueprint put forth by the IOM to improve pain management.
  3. Describe barriers to appropriate pain management in older adults.
  4. Identify public-private partnership research opportunities.
  5. Discuss knowledge gaps that are appropriate for future study.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report, Relieving Pain in America

These materials were reviewed by a faculty panel.
For more educational products from the GSA, visit https://www.geron.org/Resources/Online%20Store/gsa-products

Date posted: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
From Publication to Practice: An interdisciplinary look at advancing pain care, education, and research - Responding to the IOM’s call to action to improve pain management. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

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