Fast Facts

Assessment of Dementia Patients in the Emergency Department - #72

Assessing delirium in dementia patients in the emergency room

Senior Housing Options - #70

Outlining the different options for senior living and which option is appropriate based on the older adult. 

Performance Improvement in the Nursing Home - #69

Create awareness amongst providers about the role and value in conducting Performance Improvement (PI) programs in the nursing home. 

Deprescribing Medications in Elderly Patients - #68

Identifying inapproproate medications in elderly patients

Surgical Management of Breast Cancer in the Elderly Patient - #67

Determine appropriate surgical management for elderly breast cancer patients.

Obesity in the Older Adult - #66

Dealing with obesity in the older population in an out-patient setting.

Preventing Hypoglycemia in the Older Adult with Diabetes - #65

Managing diabetes in older adults in an outpatient setting.

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.

Power of Attorney for Health Care - #62

Define, compare, and contrast power of attorney for health care, surrogate decision maker, and guardian.

Advance Directives - #61

Define advance directives and the components that are commonly incorporated.

Medical Decision-making Capacity Assessment - #60

Determine an older adult’s ability to make medical decisions in a hospital or clinic setting.

Tips for Leading Difficult Family Meetings - #59

Outline standard approaches for planning, leading, and concluding difficult family meetings with strategies for navigating conflict.

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.

Assessment of Older Adults with Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department: 10 Key Points - #57

Develop a comprehensive approach to the timely evaluation of older adults with abdominal pain in the ED.

Osteoporosis Treatment - #56

Primary and secondary options for therapy of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Screening and Diagnosis - #55

Screening for osteoporosis aims to identify patients at increased risk of fragility fractures who may benefit from an intervention to mitigate that risk.

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.

Radiation Therapy in the Management of High Risk Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer in the Geriatric Population - #51

Describes the role of radiation therapy in the management of high risk non-metastatic prostate cancer.


Introduction to Quality Improvement - #50

Understand key concepts in healthcare quality improvement in any setting.

Radiation Therapy in the Management of Low and Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer in the Geriatric Population - #49

Understand the course of treatment for patients with low and intermediate risk prostate cancer.

Radiation Therapy in the Management of Early Stage Breast Cancer in the Geriatric Population - #48

Assess magnitude of benefit for radiation after breast conserving surgery.

Introduction to Patient Safety - #47

Understand key concepts in patient safety in any care setting.

Assessment and Prevention of Delirium in ICU - #46

Adult ICU patients should be routinely monitored for delirium.

Frailty in the ICU - #45

Frailty assessment of patients at time of ICU admission may be useful in identification of vulnerable elderly patients.

When do I get an echo on my asymptomatic patient with severe aortic stenosis? - #44

This Fast Fact reviews the pathophysiology of severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis and helps determine when to order a Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) for  diagnostic evaluation.

Driving Cessation - #43

Resources available for facilitating driving cessation.

Driving Evaluation Tools - #42

Learn the basic medical requirements for safe driving and the components of clinical evaluation.

Long Term Care Services - #41

Identify and define the options for geriatric living and associated levels of care.

Treating Insomnia - #40

Identify and define treatment strategies for geriatric insomnia patients.

Etiologies of Anemia - #39

Identify and define various etiologies of anemia in older adults.

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.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus - #34

An approach to diagnoses of geriatric patients who have suspected NPH.

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.

Fluoroscopy - #30

Learn necessary positioning and mobility requirements for geriatric patients undergoing a fluoroscopic study.

Systemic Effects of Ocular Medications I. Glaucoma and Pupillary Dilation - #29

Review systemic effects of ocular medications for glaucoma and pupillary dilation.

Systemic Effects of Ocular Medications II. Age-related Macular Degeneration - #28

Review systemic effects of ocular medications for age related macular degeneration.

Ocular Effects of Systemic Medications - #27

Identify and manage ophthalmic complications of systemic medications.

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.

Interpreting Echocardiographic Changes - #24

Learn practical interpretations of echocardiographic changes.

Antiplatelet Therapy in Coronary Disease - #23

Review antiplatelet therapy in coronary artery disease.

Home Safety Evaluation: Can I send this patient home? - #22

How will a home safety evaluation benefit your geriatric patient?

Non-Vertigo Dizziness - #21

Learn a systems-based approach to evaluation non-vertigo dizziness.

Cardiac Causes of Syncope - #20

Review cardiac causes of syncope.

Vertigo and Complaints of Dizziness - #19

Differentiate peripheral and central causes of dizziness.

Cerumen Impaction Management - #18

Practical dosing information for ceruminolytic agents.

Medications in Geriatric Otolaryngology - #17

Review use and side affects of common medications for otolaryngologic diseases.

Falls Risk Factors & Interventions - #16

Identify fall risk factors and common interventions that decrease fall risk.

Fall Etiology and Assessment - #15

Learn to assess multiple factors causing falls.

Assessing Delirium - #14

Identify and assess delirium.

Hypertension - #13

Determine blood pressure goals in older adults and possible medications.

Caution: Perioperative Surgery Medications - #12

Perioperative medication that may increase delirium risk.

Diagnosing Dementia in Acutely Ill - #11

Factors that may be clues to underlying dementia in acutely delirius patients. 

Anticoagulation in the Geriatric Surgical Patient - #10

Review perioperative anticoagulation management of geriatric patients.

Managing Pain in Elderly Rib Fracture Patients (>65 years) - #9

Review an algorithm for pain management of rib fractures.

Laboratory Evaluation of Kidney Function - #8

Review key renal function lab values in a geriatric patient.

Pharmacologic Aspects of Renal Drug Clearance - #7

Review pharmacologic aspects of renal drug clearance.

Initiating Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) - #6

Consider quality of life assessment in initiating renal replacement therapy.

Etiology of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in Hospitalized Patients - #5

Review etiolgies of acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients.

Assessing Gait - #4

Learn practical gait assessment for geriatric patients.

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).

Assessment of Fall Risk Etiology - #1

Review assessments to consider in evaluating "falls".