Evaluating Insomnia - #38
Learn underlying basic science and practical clinical management of insomnia evaluation.
Chemotherapy toxicity - #37
Review toxic affects of chemo therapy on geriatric patients.
Should your patient have that oncology intervention? - #36
Diagnostic testing and treatment are determined based on ability to improve disease process or quality of life/goals of care.
Recognizing and Identifying Elder Abuse & Neglect - #35
Approximately 11.4% of adults over the age of 60 years will experience some form of mistreatment.
QT Prolongation: Risk Factors and Considerations - #100
Review medical conditions and medications that can prolong QT
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
Dementia Detection: Identifying Red flags of Cognitive Decline - #95
Dementia is a growing public health concern with timely diagnosis an important part of high-quality care for older adults.
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
Age Friendly Healthcare Delivery: The 4Ms - #93
The 4Ms in improving the complex care of older adults are: What Matters Most, Mentation, Mobility, and Medication.
Tips for Communicating with Older Patients - #91
Good communication with older adults and their caregivers is important to delivering high quality care.
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.
Improving Care for Older Patients with Depression - #82
Depression in older adults, even major depression, is treatable.
Acute Management of Behavior Changes in Hospitalized Patients with Dementia - #63
Identify the specific difficult behavior and apply best practice management strategies.
Inappropriate Sexual Behavior (ISB) and the Dementia Patient. - #53
Identify and define inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) in the context of a patient with dementia.
Assessment and Prevention of Delirium in ICU - #46
Adult ICU patients should be routinely monitored for delirium.
Treating Insomnia - #40
Identify and define treatment strategies for geriatric insomnia patients.
Home Care Services - #25
Review available home care services and Medicare requirements.
Home Safety Evaluation: Can I send this patient home? - #22
How will a home safety evaluation benefit your geriatric patient?
Assessing Delirium - #14
Identify and assess delirium.