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.
Hip Fracture Management in Advanced Dementia Patients - #89
Determination of appropriate post-fracture management of patients with advanced dementia and hip fracture.
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.
Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Older Adults - #85
Diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in an older adult.
Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Older Adults - #86
Treatment 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.
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.
Care Transitions: Skilled Nursing Facility to Emergency Department - #80
The challenges and potential dangers of and improvements of SNF transitions of care.
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.
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.
Tips for Leading Difficult Family Meetings - #59
Outline standard approaches for planning, leading, and concluding difficult family meetings with strategies for navigating conflict.
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.