Population Health including Social Determinants
Recognizing and Identifying Elder Abuse & Neglect - #35
Approximately 11.4% of adults over the age of 60 years will experience some form of mistreatment.
Telemedicine and Geriatric Care - #99
Older adults may have fewer options for transportation to medical appointments. Telemedicine (telephone or audio-visual communication) can improve patient health, lower healthcare costs, reduce wait times, reach a broader geographic region, and limit unnecessary exposures of patients to infection.
Loneliness of Older Adults - #98
When there is a discrepancy between one’s desired state of social connection and one’s actual relationships, a complex set of feelings termed loneliness occurs.
Caregiver Burden in the Context of Dementia - #97
“Caregiver burden” is a multifaceted concept that encompasses the physical, psychological, social, and financial strain experienced when caring for a loved one over time.1
Social Isolation of Older Adults - #94
Humans are social beings and connections to others are vital to our health and well-being. Social isolation (i.e., the objective absence or paucity of social interactions with others) is a social determinant of health which is related to, but distinct from, the concept of loneliness (i.e., the subjective distressing feeling of being socially isolated).1,2
Geriatric Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation - #92
By assessing comorbidities, frailty and disease status in context of function and care goals, the appropriateness of cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation for geriatric patients can be determined.
Low Health Care Literacy and the Older Patient - #90
Health literacy refers to an individual’s ability to understand his or her health and effectively navigate the health care system.
Introduction to Quality Improvement - #50
Understand key concepts in healthcare quality improvement in any setting.
Introduction to Patient Safety - #47
Understand key concepts in patient safety in any care setting.
Long Term Care Services - #41
Identify and define the options for geriatric living and associated levels of care.
Should your Patient have that Cardiac Intervention? - #26
Use geriatric assessment tools to determine appropriateness of invasive cardiac interventions.
Home Care Services - #25
Review available home care services and Medicare requirements.
Initiating Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) - #6
Consider quality of life assessment in initiating renal replacement therapy.
Ocular Effects of Systemic Medications - #27
Identify and manage ophthalmic complications of systemic medications.