Describes the role of radiation therapy in the management of high risk non-metastatic prostate cancer.
Understand the course of treatment for patients with low and intermediate risk prostate cancer.
Assess magnitude of benefit for radiation after breast conserving surgery.
This Fast Fact reviews the pathophysiology of severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis and helps determine when to order a Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) for diagnostic evaluation.
Resources available for facilitating driving cessation.
A summary of the risk factors, incidence, and survival associated with intraoperative cardiac arrest.
How to manage patients once it is determined they have low vision.
Review systemic effects of ocular medications for glaucoma and pupillary dilation.
Review systemic effects of ocular medications for age related macular degeneration.
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.
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.
The challenges and potential dangers of and improvements of SNF transitions of care.
Outlining the different options for senior living and which option is appropriate based on the older adult.
Define, compare, and contrast power of attorney for health care, surrogate decision maker, and guardian.
Define advance directives and the components that are commonly incorporated.
Non-contrast CT is the initial diagnostic test to evaluate for acute ischemia and rule out hemorrhage.
Understand key concepts in healthcare quality improvement in any setting.
Understand key concepts in patient safety in any care setting.
Identify and define the options for geriatric living and associated levels of care.
Review available home care services and Medicare requirements.
How will a home safety evaluation benefit your geriatric patient?
Review pharmacologic aspects of renal drug clearance.
Consider quality of life assessment in initiating renal replacement therapy.