Good communication with older adults and their caregivers is important to delivering high quality care.
Health literacy refers to an individual’s ability to understand his or her health and effectively navigate the health care system.
Determination of appropriate post-fracture management of patients with advanced dementia and hip fracture.
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 an older adult.
Treatment of sexually transmitted infections in an older adult.
Older adults with influenza may present with nonspecific symptoms and/or exacerbations of co-morbid illnesses.
Depression in older adults, even major depression, is treatable.
Identifying and decreasing environmental risk factors for falls.
The challenges and potential dangers of and improvements of SNF transitions of care.
Assessing delirium in dementia patients in the emergency room
Outlining the different options for senior living and which option is appropriate based on the older adult.
Determine appropriate surgical management for elderly breast cancer patients.
Dealing with obesity in the older population in an out-patient setting.
Managing diabetes in older adults in an outpatient setting.
Identify the specific difficult behavior and apply best practice management strategies.
Outline standard approaches for planning, leading, and concluding difficult family meetings with strategies for navigating conflict.
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.
Determine an older adult’s ability to make medical decisions in a hospital or clinic setting.
Master geriatric-specific diagnostic considerations in the assessment of an older adult in the emergency department.