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(Y4S1) ELDER Project Teams and Teamwork: Introduction

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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 begins to explore the importance and benefits of working as a collaborative team within the geriatric setting. Working as a team achieves resutls with geriatric patients that individuals within the team can not achieve in isolation.  Topics in session 1 include collaborative practice; working as an interdisciplinary team and exploration of the different types of teams.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Discuss the elements of collaborative practice.
  2. Identify the need for and importance of collaboration and interdisciplinary teams.
  3. Describe the different types of teams.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

GITT Resource Center of the John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training Program. (2003). GITT. New York: New York

Tower Building Activity: For Team Building developed by: Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D., Professor of Management, Chair, Management Department, Charles F. Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University

Date posted: 
Sun, 01/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 02/26/2013
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Suggested Citation:
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(Y1S8) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Pain

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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 curriculum is based on the John A. Hartford best practices in the care of older adults, and this session is designed to assist care providers in long term or home care settings in assessing for and treating pain; and in providing palliative care for older adults. This is session 8 of 11 and is targeted toward Registered Nurses (RNs), LPNs, and other licensed health care professionals.  There are two modules within this session, Pain, and Palliative Care. Pain topics include: acute versus chronic pain; causes of pain; undertreatment; use of pain scales to assess pain; pharmacologic treatment and side effects of pain medications; non pharmacologic treatments and atypical presentation of pain in older adults. Palliative care topics include: World Health Organization definition of palliative care; philosophy and basic priniciples of palliative care; quality of life; final hours of life; and working within an interdisciplinary team for patients in need of palliative care.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Discuss barriers to pain relief for older adults.
  2. Identify strategies in assessing pain in older adults.
  3. Identify strategies in treating pain in older adults.
  4. Define palliative care.
  5. Discuss the assessment parameters important to palliative care.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2001, 2003)
Mather LifeWays, 2003

Date posted: 
Sun, 01/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 04/30/2013
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Suggested Citation:
and . (Y1S8) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Pain. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

(Y1S7) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Urinary Incontinence

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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 curriculum is based on the John A. Hartford best practices in the care of older adults. This is session 7 of 11 and is targeted toward Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and other licensed professionals. Topics include: Prevalence of urinary incontinence; bladder control issues; cost of incontinence; risk factors and types of incontinence; treatment options including pharmacologic and non pharmacologic methods; and risks of using indwelling catheters..

Educational objectives: 
  1. Discuss the different types of urinary incontinence.
  2. Discuss assessment options for urinary incontinence.
  3. Discuss treatment options for urinary incontinence.
  4. Discuss appropriate and inappropriate uses of indwelling urinary catheters
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2001, 2003)
Mather LifeWays, 2003

Date posted: 
Sun, 01/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 04/30/2013
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Suggested Citation:
, and . (Y1S7) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Urinary Incontinence. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

(Y1S6) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Pressure Ulcers & Nutrition

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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 curriculum is based on the John A. Hartford best practices in the care of older adults. This is session 6 of 11, and is targeted toward Registered Nurses (Rns) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and other licensed health care professionals. The session is divided into 2 modules: Pressure Ulcers, and Nutrition. Pressure Ulcer topics include: Definition of pressure ulcers; prevention of, staging,  and tools to assess ulcers; risk assessments; early treatment; and dressing selection; Nutrition topics include: malnourishment in older adults; use of a food diary; physical assessment for nutritional status; hypoalbuminemia and lab tests to assess nutrition; anorexia; and factors that contribute to malnutrition on older adults.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Define Pressure Ulcer, including staging.
  2. Plan patient care for prevention of pressure ulcers.
  3. Assess diet history and nutritional status.
  4. Plan care to maximize the self-feeding capacity of older adults
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2001, 2003)
Mather LifeWays, 2003

Date posted: 
Sun, 01/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 11/25/2011
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Suggested Citation:
and . (Y1S6) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Pressure Ulcers & Nutrition. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

(Y1S2) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Functional Status & Sleep

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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: 

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The curriculum is based on the John A. Hartford best practices in the care of older adults.This is Session 1 of 11, and is targeted toward Registerd Nurses (RNs) and LPNs. Topics include: Attitudes about Aging, Agism; Myths about aging; Cross Cultural Influences on Older Adults, Sensory Changes and their effect on communication with Older Adults.

 

The curriculum is based on the John A. Hartford best practices in the care of older adults.This is Session 2 of 11, and is targeted toward Registerd Nurses (RNs), LPNs,and other licensed health care professionals.  Topics include: Assessing the functional status of older adults; use of validated tools to assess function; planning strategies to promote function; describing normal changes to sleep patterns associated with age; identifying causes of sleep disturbances; and evaluating safey in homes of older adults.. 

Educational objectives: 
  1. Describe some characteristics of functional decline in older persons.
  2. Assess function using validated tools.
  3. Plan strategies to promote/maintain optimal function in older adults.
  4. Describe the normal changes in sleep patterns associated with age.
  5. Identify the causes of sleep disturbance among elderly adults.
  6. Discuss pertinent safety issues that should be evaluated upon a home visit.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2001, 2003)

 
Date posted: 
Fri, 11/25/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 11/25/2011
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Suggested Citation:
and . (Y1S2) ELDER Project: Best Nursing Practices: Functional Status & Sleep. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Gray Matters - Exploring the Mature Mind

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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: 

Gray Matters, a 27-minute documentary on the aging brain, focuses on the positive aspects of aging and on steps individuals can take to preserve their cognitive health as they age. The documentary features clinical and academic experts in several fields, but is also intended for general audiences. It is appropriate for college and graduate level health science classes, community groups, hospitals, senior centers and other audiences.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This is a project of the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) with funding from UW Division of Social Work, Richard Chatham, the Wyoming Department of Health - Office of Multicultural Health, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, the UW Area Health Education Center and with WyGEC funds provided by the Ellbogen Foundation for Excellence. In-kind support was provided by AARP Wyoming and the St. John’s Institute for Cognitive Health in Jackson, WY.

The video was produced by Wyoming PBS, a public television station licensed to Central Wyoming College, and Wyoming AARP. It is preceeded by several messages from these sponsors. 

Date posted: 
Mon, 03/11/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 03/11/2013
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Suggested Citation:
, , , , and . Gray Matters - Exploring the Mature Mind. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Delirium: Impact and Recognition

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Delirium is one of the most common complications during hospitalization for older adults. In spite of this and its association with increased morbidity, mortality and long-term cognitive impairment, delirium can be difficult to diagnose. The primary goal of this educational program is to increase knowledge and recognition of delirium for all members of the interdisciplinary hospital team, including physicians, nurses and rehabilitaton therapists.

This 20-question module is the first of two modules on delirium in the elderly hospitalized patient. This module focuses on the epidemiology, risk factors, impact and recognition of delirium in the geriatric patient. It is delivered using Interactive Spaced Education (ISE), a novel approach to online education in which small amounts of educational material are delivered and repeated over spaced intervals via interactive emails. The learner receives two questions with educational feedback every other day, and must answer each question correctly twice in a row. The average learner will complete the module in approximately 6-8 weeks, but spending only 10 minutes every other day.

Educational objectives: 

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

  1. List at least three risk factors for delirium in the hospital.
  2. State that there is a relationship between episodes of delirium and long-term cognitive impairment.
  3. Recognize the prevalence, morbidity and mortality associated with delirium in hospitalized elders.
  4. Use the Confusion Assessment Method to screen for delirium.
  5. Recognize features that differentiate delirium from dementia.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

We acknowledge the following individuals who reviewed and edited this module: Rose Bjorklund, P.T.; Catherine Currier-Buckingham, P.T. MBA; Elinor Hart, P.T.; Judith J. Joseph, OTR, MA; Lindsay Norene, M.A. CCC-SLP; Tom MacAdam, P.T.; Anita Major, M.D.; Jennifer Mebane, M.A. CCC-SLP; Lindsay Norene, M.D. CCC-SLP; Shannon Pearce, DNP, RN, A/GNP-BC; Judy Ragsdale, P.T.; James Rudolph, M.D.; Sarah Sheedy, MS CCC-SLP; George Taffet, M.D.; Terry Throckmorton, PhD, RN; Pam Willson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC.

Date posted: 
Thu, 05/02/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 05/02/2013
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Suggested Citation:
and . Delirium: Impact and Recognition. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Elder Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Card - California

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

Template for a half-page card including: Elder abuse and neglect types and definitions in California, Mandated reporter requirement under CA WIC Code, Instructions on how to make a report of suspected abuse or neglect and Sample of reporting agencies.

Educational objectives: 
  • Recognize that anyone with full or intermittent responsibility for care or custody of an elder or dependent adult is mandated to report suspected Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse in California
  • Identify the types of abuse and neglect that require a mandated report in CA
  • Identify and compare Adult Protective Services and Long-term Care Ombudsman as agencies that will help consult about a situation, accept reports, and investigate alleged mistreatment

 

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For additional training materials on abuse and neglect, visit the Training Institute section of the website of the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect at UC Irvine http://www.centeronelderabuse.org

Date posted: 
Mon, 05/13/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 05/13/2013
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Card - California. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Helping Families with Patients' Hospitalization & Decision-Making

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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 describes communication strategies with families and patients in defining goals of care and designating surrogate decision makers. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Identify communication considerations with families of hospitalized patients.
  2. List effective ways to communicate with family members of hospitalized patients
  3. List different displines and what types of information they may deliver to families during patient hospitilzation.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

You will need to install the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to view this video. The video may take a while to load based on your connection. Please wait a few minutes if it doesn't appear right away.

Date posted: 
Fri, 06/08/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 06/08/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Helping Families with Patients' Hospitalization & Decision-Making. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Hospice and Pain Management

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

This one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides describes evaluation and treatment of chronic pain in palliative care.  The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 
  1. List pain management medications are what they are used for.
  2. Discuss things to keep in mind when patients are dealing with pain.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

You will need to install the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to view this video. The video may take a while to load based on your connection. Please wait a few minutes if it doesn't appear right away.

Date posted: 
Fri, 06/08/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 06/08/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Hospice and Pain Management. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

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