Driving Cessation

Driving Cessation - #43

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Resources available for facilitating driving cessation.

Elderly patient whom you suspect has impaired driving ability

Evaluate for risk factors for impaired driving and facilitate driving cessation.

  1. Review the basic medical requirements for safe driving
  2. Illustrate methods and list available resources for facilitating driving cessation
  1. Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers. Carr DB, Schwartzberg JG, Manning L, Sempek J. editors. American Medical Association. 2010. http://geriatricscareonline.org/ProductAbstract/physicians-guide-to-assessing-and-counseling-older-drivers/B013
  2. Carr DB. The Older Adult Driver. Am Fam Physician. 2000; 61:141-146.
  3. Edwards JD, Bart E, O’Connor ML, Cissell G. Ten Years Down the Road: Predictors of Driving Cessation. The Gerontologist. 2009; 50:393-399.
  4. Edwards JD, Lunsman M, Perkins M, Rebok GW, Roth DL. Driving Cessation and Health Trajectories in Older Adults. Journal of Gerontology A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009; 64:1290-1295.
  5. http://www.cdc.gov/Motorvehiclesafety/Older_Adult_Drivers/adult-drivers_factsheet.html
  6. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811640.pdf
  7. http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/safe/safe-toc.htm
  8. http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-and-driving.asp
This GFF ___ my competence in geriatrics.

Jennifer Carnahan, MD and Jessica Kuester, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin