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What are Geriatric Fast Facts?

Geriatric Fast Facts are accessible, concise, and clinically actionable 1-2 page reports on Geriatric topics applicable across medical specialties. Fast Facts are interdisciplinary, spanning the progression of medical education.

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Deprescribing Medications in Elderly Patients - #68

Identifying inapproproate medications in elderly patients

Performance Improvement in the Nursing Home - #69

Create awareness amongst providers about the role and value in conducting Performance Improvement (PI) programs in the nursing home. 

Surgical Management of Breast Cancer in the Elderly Patient - #67

Determine appropriate surgical management for elderly breast cancer patients.

Obesity in the Older Adult - #66

Dealing with obesity in the older population in an out-patient setting.

Preventing Hypoglycemia in the Older Adult with Diabetes - #65

Managing diabetes in older adults in an outpatient setting.

Preoperative Geriatric Assessment - #64

Establish capacity for consent and the patient’s understanding of the need of surgery.

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