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IMPACT/INTERACT: Improving Care Transitions to Post Acute 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: 
1
Abstract: 

This one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides an overview of the Impact/Interact quality improvement study being conducted at Vanderbilt Medical Center. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

 

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this material you will be able to:

  • Discuss quality improvement goals of IMPACT and INTERACT studies.
 
Date posted: 
Wed, 03/23/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 03/23/2016
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Suggested Citation:
IMPACT/INTERACT: Improving Care Transitions to Post Acute Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

Multimorbidity Toolkit

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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: 

In July 2012, the AGS published the Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity: An Approach for Clinicians to address the many challenges in providing optimal care for frail older adults with multiple chronic conditions, or multimorbidity. The Guiding Principles outline an approach to managing patients with multimorbidity, one that is built on a firm understanding of the principles of evidence-based medicine, patient preferences and goals of care, clinically feasible methods for understanding prognosis, and the multi-factorial geriatric issues and syndromes that may be consequences of the combinations of diseases and conditions (e.g., polypharmacy).

The AGS has developed the Multimorbidity Toolkit with funding support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This Toolkit is meant to be used as a resource in understanding the Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity, and as a reference for clinicians in managing patients with multimorbidity.

Educational objectives: 

The learning objectives for this activity have been designed to address participant knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes. At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe principles in applying clinical guidelines to patients with multimorbidity;
  • Discuss strategies for applying these principles in a clinical setting;
  • Identify barriers to the clinical application of these guiding principles and discuss solutions for overcoming these barriers.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Check out this associated product: Multiple Chronic Conditions: Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Strategies (MCC GEMS) App at http://pogoe.org/productid/21842  

Date posted: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
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Suggested Citation:
Multimorbidity Toolkit. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

Multiple Chronic Conditions: Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Strategies (MCC GEMS) App

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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: 
0
Abstract: 

With a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has developed the Multiple Chronic Conditions: Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Strategies App (MCC GEMS) to address one of the greatest challenges in clinical care of older adults: providing optimal care for frail elders with multiple chronic conditions, or multimorbidity. 

Educational objectives: 

The MCC GEMS App will help guide the clinician through an approach to managing patients with multimorbidity, one that is built on a firm understanding of the principles of evidence-based medicine, patient preferences and goals of care, clinically feasible methods for understanding prognosis, and the multi-factorial geriatric issues and syndromes that may be consequences of the combinations of diseases and conditions (e.g., polypharmacy). This Approach is based on the AGS’s Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity: An Approach for Clinicians.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Login to www.GeriatricsCareOnline.org to view the accompanying online educational toolkit http://geriatricscareonline.org/toc/multimorbidity-toolkit/TK011.

Date posted: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/11/2015
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Suggested Citation:
Multiple Chronic Conditions: Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Strategies (MCC GEMS) App. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

PRIMED and READY: A Transitions of Care Pocket Card

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

     Transitions of care are important in improving patient safety and decreasing health care costs. Despite the necessity of education about this subject, there is often insufficient time to adequately teach internal medicine residents about performing care transitions. In many institutions, documentation of hospital discharge summaries, communication between transition sites, and patient education at the time of discharge need to be improved. Presented here is a pocket card consisting of two mnemonics which may be useful reminders for improving discharge summary documentation and transitions of care practices.
     One side of the card uses the mnemonic PRIMED to illustrate vital aspects of a discharge summary and stands for: Primary diagnosis, Return to, Inpatient course, Medication reconciliation, Exams and Expertise, and Destination and DNR status. The other side of the card uses the mnemonic READY as a reminder of steps needed to improve transitions of care and stands for: Referring and Receiving Providers, Educate, Anticipate needs, Discharge summary and Drugs, and Your contact information.

Educational objectives: 

To improve discharge summary documentation and transitions of care practices.

Date posted: 
Mon, 08/17/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 03/01/2018
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Suggested Citation:
PRIMED and READY: A Transitions of Care Pocket Card. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

2015 Quick Reference App: Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Resident Geriatric Competencies

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
Product Information
Abstract: 

In 2010, the essential geriatric competencies for Internal Medicine (IM) and Family Medicine (FM) residents were published. To reinforce and disseminate these critical skills, we created a quick reference mobile application for IM and FM residents that addresses competencies in each of the seven key competency domains: Medication Management; Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health; Complex or Chronic Illness; Palliative and End-of-Life Care; Hospital Patient Safety; Transitions of Care; and Ambulatory Care.

This application can be used as a comprehensive reference by learners of multiple levels and disciplines while caring for patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient wards, outpatient clinic, nursing homes and home visits. Various screening tools, criteria, mnemonics and guidelines supporting each competency are included in this concise guide to caring for aging adults.

To access the free app:

  1. Go to Geriatrics Quick Reference App on AgileMD
  2. Create a free AgileMD account  
  3. Download the free AgileMD application using your smartphone app store 
  4. Open the AgileMD app and login with the username and password you created
Educational objectives: 
After using this quick reference tool, learners will be able to:
1.) Select and apply evidence-based tools to screen for or assess geriatric syndromes.
2.) Asses for and manage issues affecting older adult health across seven key competency domains: Medication Management; Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health; Complex or Chronic Illness; Palliative and End-of-Life Care; Hospital Patient Safety; Transitions of Care; and Ambulatory Care.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

AGS 2015 Educational Showcase Product Swap

Date posted: 
Mon, 09/28/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 04/03/2018
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Suggested Citation:
2015 Quick Reference App: Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Resident Geriatric Competencies. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

Vascular Influences on Late-Life 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 one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides an overview of vascular disease in late life depression. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this material you will be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between vascular disease and late-life depression.
  • Identify theories on how vascular disease may contribute to depression.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

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

Date posted: 
Mon, 03/21/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 03/21/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Vascular Influences on Late-Life Depression. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

End Stage 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 provides an overview advanced dementia and how to better prepare patients and families before the disease progresses to end stage. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals. 

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this video lecture, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs of end stage dementia and know what medications are not recommended in end stage dementia.
  • Discuss the benefits and risks of tube feeds in dementia patients.

 

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

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

Date posted: 
Wed, 03/23/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 03/23/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
End Stage Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

Dementia: A Practical Approach

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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 provides an overview of dementia and how caregivers can better understand the progression of the disease and ways to provide support. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals. 

 

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

 

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this video lectures, you will be able to:

  • Identify a positive physical approach that will improve your interaction with patients with dementia.
  • Identify how to minimize difficult behaviors and elicit a positive response when giving care to patients with dementia.

 

Date posted: 
Wed, 03/23/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 03/23/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Dementia: A Practical Approach. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

Diabetes Management in Long Term 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: 
1
Abstract: 

Guidelines for managing diabetes in older adults and particularly the long-term care population have changed significantly over recent years.  Changes have included redefining HbA1c goals based on patient comorbidities and function.  Additional emphasis has been placed on discontinuing the use of sliding scale insulin in the long-term care population.  The current guidelines are reviewed, and a practical approach to the day-to-day management of diabetes in long-term care is outlined.

Educational objectives: 

1. To review recommended HbA1c goals determined by patient comorbidities.

2. To review recommendations regarding the use of sliding scale insulin in LTC patients.

3. To outline a practical approach to the day-to-day management of diabetes in the long-term care setting.

Date posted: 
Tue, 05/26/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Sun, 04/01/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Diabetes Management in Long Term Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

Housecalls Pocket Card

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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 pocket card is designed to prepare learners to conduct a home visit.  The pocket card can be reviewed prior to a visit to help prepare the learner with appropriate equipment and materials (forms, medical supplies) and can help guide the learner during the visit to ensure that a thorough assessment is completed.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Prepare learner for conducting a home visit by identifying equipment needed, and outlining the visit
  2. Learn to thoroughly assess patients home for safety, including environmental risks, medication risks, and elder abuse
  3. Identify unmet needs in a home-bound patients by performing a thorough medical, functional and social assessment at home
  4. Perform a thorough medication review in the patients home
  5. Perform an assessment of function, based upon self-reported history, caregiver history and observation.
  6. Determine which services may need needed for a homebound adult
Date posted: 
Wed, 02/18/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 02/18/2015
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Housecalls Pocket Card. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/254

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