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Medical Students

Enhancing Compliance in the Elderly
Linda Lippa, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type Case Study/Case Series, Video, Virtual Patient
Abstract These online learning modules with video vignettes illustrate common scenarios, including the following themes: communication, chronic disease, multiple co-morbidities, ophthalmology, and polypharmacy.
Links http://cast.oit.uci.edu/dlc/temp/geriatrics3/story.html

Utility of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for the Care of Older Adults with Cancer
Homayoon Sanati, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation, Video
Abstract This lecture presentation addresses the importance of the interdisciplinary approach and the comprehensive geriatric assessment in treatment of older adults with cancer.
Links POGOe (ID# 20792)
Video

Clinical Applications of Latino Ethnogeriatrics
Hector Llenderrozos, MD
Intended Audience Fellow, Medical Student Pre-Clerkship, Medical Student Clinical, Nurse, Practicing Physician/CME, Resident
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation, Video
Abstract This lecture presentation focuses on delivering health care for older Latino patients.
Links POGOe (ID# 20791)
Video

Geriatric Anesthesiology
Joseph Rinehart, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type Textbook/Book Chapter
Abstract This manual for a resident rotation in geriatric anesthesia summarizes the current literature and controversies in geriatric anesthesiology and perioperative care of older patients.
Link POGOe (ID# 20789)
Presentation

Introduction to Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Jennifer Oman, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation, Video
Abstract This lecture presentation provides an introduction to geriatric emergency medicine by discussing the special needs of the growing geriatric population and challenges faced by the emergency departments when providing care to geriatric patients. 
Link POGOe (ID# 20771)
Video

An Introduction to Geriatric Oncology
Homayoon Sanati, MD
Intended Audience Fellow, Medical Student Pre-Clerkship, Medical Student Clinical, Nurse, Practicing Physician/CME, Resident
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation, Video
Abstract This video lecture presentation provides an introduction to geriatric oncology. It addresses the dearth of research, deficiencies and lack of evidence-based data and practice guidelines in the specialty. The interdisciplinary approach that has been developed to address the challenge of caring for older cancer patients is highlighted.
Link POGOe (ID# 20773)

Cultural Aspect in Health Care for Vietnamese American Elderly
Chinh Le, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Medical Student Pre-Clerkship, Resident, Fellow, Practicing Physician
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation, Video
Abstract This lecture presentation focuses on caring for Vietnamese geriatric patients.
Links POGOe (ID# 20790)
Video

Skilled Nursing Facilities
Steven Tam, MD

Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Medical Student Pre-Clerkship, Resident, Fellow, Practicing Physician
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation, Video
Abstract This lecture presentation provides an overview of nursing home care for medical students and residents.
Links POGOe (ID# 20774)
Video

Caring for the Hospitalized Geriatric Patient – A Pocket Card
Esther Ho, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type Quick Reference/Pocket Card
Abstract This pocket teaching card is designed for ward-based teaching and hospitalized-based care of geriatric patients.
Links POGOe (ID# 20795)
Pocket Card

Improving Older Patient-Physician Communication – What the Research Shows
Ronald Adelman, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation, Video
Abstract The presentation incorporates why older patient- physician communication is important; what makes communication in the geriatric medical encounter different; what we know about the older patient-physician relationship; and practical communication skills for the physician taking care of older patients.
Link Video

Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum (GEM-OC) Modules
Ashkan Akasheh, MD, Shahram Lotfipour, et al.
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type Case Study/Case Series, Video, Virtual Patient
Abstract This is online five-module curriculum.  The modules, which are based on national geriatric emergency medicine competencies, cover a broad range of geriatric topics through an interactive teaching format.  They require learners to review and analyze patient information, interpersonal interactions, laboratory and imaging results, diagnoses and treatment plans. Module topics include: advance directives and palliative care, transitions of care, discharge planning, assessing falls and ADLs, ED workflow and dispo decision-making.
Link Online Curriculum

ED Management of Falls in the Geriatric Population
Jennifer Oman, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident, RN
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation
Abstract An overview of evaluation of elderly patients who fall in the Emergency Department and prevention of future falls.
Link Presentation

Sexual Function in the Geriatric Population
Vinita Jain Speir, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Pre-Clerkship, Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation
Abstract Addressing sexuality in the geriatric population is often challenging for the primary care physician, however, it is a very important part of many of these patients' lives. We provide an introduction to some of the obstacles providers face and strategies for improving communication with patients. We also go into some treatments for common causes of female sexual dysfunction.
Link Presentation

Transitions of Care: From Hospital to SNF
Steven Tam, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Pre-Clerkship, Medical Student-Clinical, Resident, RN, Fellow, Practicing Physician
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation
Abstract This lecture is designed to help understand the problems and potential adverse outcomes involved with discharges to skilled nursing facilities.  It is also an introduction to writing proper discharge orders to SNFs.
Link Video

Ethics and Spiritual Care at the End of Life
Aaron Kheriaty, MD and Joseph Nguyen, SThD
Intended Audience Medical Student Pre-Clerkship, Medical Student-Clinical, Resident, RN, Fellow, Practicing Physician
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation, Video
Abstract In our increasingly complex medical system, physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and their family members, often face difficult decisions regarding end-of-life care.  In addition to being emotionally challenging, such decisions involve complex ethical considerations. Furthermore, physicians are increasingly recognizing the importance of spiritual care at all stages of treatment, but particularly when patients are facing death. For many patients, spiritual and religious beliefs and convictions play an important role in addressing end-of-life issues and informing ethically difficult decisions. This symposium brings together physicians, healthcare providers, chaplains and spiritual care providers, and interested members of the community to examine key themes in both clinical ethics and spiritual care at the end-of-life.
Link Videos

Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Wadie Najm, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Pre-Clerkship, Medical Student-Clinical, Resident, RN, Fellow, Practicing Physician
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation
Abstract This work consists of two sets of slides with comprehensive note pages to help review the information, identify the references and prepare the presentations. The presentations are intended to provide an overview which can be tailored to the particular audience (lay public and scientists). 
Link Presentation 1
Presentation 2

Common Dermatologic Issues in the Geriatric Population
Steve Marchenko, MD, Janelle Pavlis, and Kristen Kelly, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Pre-Clerkship, Medical Student-Clinical, Resident, RN, Practicing Physician
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation
Abstract This lecture will discuss common dermatologic issues in the geriatric population including skin cancers, venous stasis, seborrheic keratoses, herpes zoster and drug induced rashes.  Clues to diagnosis and treatment options will be reviewed. 
Link Presentation

Cultural Aspect of Health Care For Vietnamese American In Nursing Home
Chinh Le, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type Lecture/Presentation, Video
Abstract This presentation, including a discussion with a geriatrician and a Vietnamese community expert, outlines healthcare issues faced by Vietnamese American seniors living in skilled nursing homes.
Link Presentation
Video

Dementia and its Challenges – A Problem-Based Learning Case
Aaron Kheriaty, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student
Resource Type Case Study/Case Series
Abstract This is a problem-based learning (PBL) case for medical students featuring a 73-year-old female patient with cognitive impairment.  The focus of the PBL case is the assessment and diagnosis of dementia, issues of elder abuse, challenges of caring for patients with dementia, and the prevalence of caregiver stress. 
Link POGOe (ID# 20795)
Case Study

Clinical Care from the Patient Perspective – CCPP
Lisa Gibbs, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student
Resource Type Study Guide/Lab Guide
Abstract

The CCPP is an inter-professional learning exercise for medical students designed to promote awareness of the patient’s experience during an ambulatory patient visit. The medical student will step out of the provider role and view the interaction from the patient’s perspective. The rationale behind this exercise is to develop an understanding of a patient’s stated and unstated needs during a given encounter. Student will also assume the role of the Medical Assistant while preparing the patient for the ambulatory care encounter.

Link Presentation

Late and End of Life Topics
Jamie Capasso, DO
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type  Lecture/Presentation, Other
Abstract

This presentation is an overview of topics related to end of life care that are commonly confusing for medical students and residents. It includes several topics that, while important, are frequently omitted in medical teaching and therefore represent a signficant gap in knowledge for physicians. It will lay the foundation for learning more about end of life choices, treatment options, and improve a provider's ability to offer patients a full scope of possibilites above and beyond the traditional "extend life at all costs" school of thought. It is with this knowledge that providers can assist their patients and their families to have the end of life experience that they prefer.

Link Presentation 1
Presentation 2

Peripheral Neuropathies
Annabel Wang, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type  Lecture/Presentation
Abstract

This presentation will familiarize learners to the symptoms and signs of peripheral neuropathy, review common causes and outline the approach to evaluation and treatment. Information about autonomic neuropathies and review evaluation and treatment of these disorders is also included.

Link Presentation

PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer
Ross Moskowitz, MD and Atreya Dash, MD
Intended Audience Medical Student Clinical, Resident
Resource Type

Lecture/Presentation, Case Study/Case-Series

Abstract

This presentation provides an overview of prostate cancer, principles of screening and associated advantages/disadvantages, as well as recommendations for individuals. Two problem-case learning cases are also included.

Link Presentation