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.
Peri-operative Management of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in the State of Wisconsin - #33
A summary of the risk factors, incidence, and survival associated with intraoperative cardiac arrest.
Assessing and Managing Low Vision - #32
How to manage patients once it is determined they have low vision.
Basic Assessment of Tinnitus - #31
Initial diagnosis of tinnitus by history and physical exam.
Stroke Impairment & Complications Rehabilitation - #3
Review frequent impairment and complications of acute stroke.
Assessing Post-Stroke Depression - #2
Learn to assess post-stroke depression (PSD).
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.
Alzheimer’s Association Direct Connect Referral - #96
Navigating the diagnosis and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia can be overwhelming to patients and their caregivers.
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.
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.
Guardianship of Adults: Guardian Roles & Responsibilities - #88
Guardianship is the court appointment of legal authority over the person and property of another individual, called the ward. Consultation with an attorney or bioethicist is advised for individual patient cases.
Improving Care for Older Patients with Depression - #82
Depression in older adults, even major depression, is treatable.
Environmental Causes of Falls - #81
Identifying and decreasing environmental risk factors for falls.
Assessment of Dementia Patients in the Emergency Department - #72
Assessing delirium in dementia patients in the emergency room
Preoperative Geriatric Assessment - #64
Establish capacity for consent and the patient’s understanding of the need of surgery.
Acute Management of Behavior Changes in Hospitalized Patients with Dementia - #63
Identify the specific difficult behavior and apply best practice management strategies.
Assessment of an Older Emergency Department Patient – 10 Key Points - #58
Master geriatric-specific diagnostic considerations in the assessment of an older adult in the emergency department.
Acute Ischemic Stroke - #54
Non-contrast CT is the initial diagnostic test to evaluate for acute ischemia and rule out hemorrhage.
Inappropriate Sexual Behavior (ISB) and the Dementia Patient. - #53
Identify and define inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) in the context of a patient with dementia.
Perioperative nerve injury prevention - #52
Identify causes of anesthesia related nerve injury.