Complex or Chronic Illness in Older Adults
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basic Assessment of Tinnitus - #31
Initial diagnosis of tinnitus by history and physical exam.
Interpreting Echocardiographic Changes - #24
Learn practical interpretations of echocardiographic changes.
Antiplatelet Therapy in Coronary Disease - #23
Review antiplatelet therapy in coronary artery disease.
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.
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.
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.
Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Older Adults - #85
Diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in an older adult.
Suspected Influenza in Older Adults - #83
Older adults with influenza may present with nonspecific symptoms and/or exacerbations of co-morbid illnesses.
Assessment of Dementia Patients in the Emergency Department - #72
Assessing delirium in dementia patients in the emergency room
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.
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.
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.