Educational Articles and Websites
Listed below you will find excellent education resources. Some of the articles and tools are available only by subscription. However, most medical and public libraries may subscribe to the journals we will feature on this site. Resources such as the AGS Geriatric Evaluation and Management Tools require a subscription to the publication or AGS Membership.
Crane, SH, Tung EE, Hanson GJ, Cha, S, Chaudhry R, Takahasi PY. Use of an Electronic Database to Identify Older Community Dwelling Adults at High-risk for Hospitalization or Emergency Department Visit: The elders risk assessment index. BMC Health Services Research. 2010:10:338
Bischoff HA, Stahelin HB, Monsch AU, Iverson MD, et al. Identifying a cut-off point for normal mobility: a comparison of the timed 'up and go' test in community-dwelling and institutionalized elderly women. Age and Ageing. 2003;32:315-20
Falls Web GEMS from the AGS Geriatric Evaluation and Management Tools: Clinical Templates to Support Clinicians and Systems that are Caring for Older Adults. Available from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS Members receive free access to GEMS online subscription. Non-member Price: $54.00) All included topics can be found here.
Initiative to Minimize Pharmaceutical Risk in Older Veterans (IMPROVE)
IMPROVE is an interprofessional curriculum for post-graduate primary care trainees to develop their knowledge and skills in addressing polypharmacy in older adults. To learn more visit the IMPROVE site.
Nurse Practioner Geriatric Medicine Fellow Emergency Department Milestones
Developed by Dr. Chandrika Kumar, Director of Resident Geriatric Education at Yale School of Medicine, this tool evaluates the Nurse Practitioner Fellow developmental progression of geriatric competencies in the Emergency Room setting.
Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercises (Mini-CEX)
The Mini-clinical evaluation exercise (Mini-CEX) tools below are intended to assess medical residents on the Mini-Cog, Falls Risk Assessment, and Mobility Assessments for the 30 Second Chair Stand, 4 Stage Balance Test, Timed Up and Go Test, and Goals of Care/Medication Management. Below you will find the facilitator guides and Mini-CEX forms for each exercise.
Interactive Interprofessional Curriculum for Internal Medicine Resident
Facilitator Guides: These guides contain a session outline, learning objectives and session content guides for educational sessions for Internal Medicine Residents. Each guide is intended for a four-hour session, however, can be split into multiple shorter sessions if needed. There are facilitator guides for the session of "Goals of Care" and "Medical Management and Geriatric Primary Care".
Evaluation Materials: Included here are evaluation tools to be used after delivery of the educational sessions for "Goals of Care" and "Medication Management and Geriatric Primary Care". For each session there is a pre and post test, validated geriatrics attitude scale (imbedded in pre and post test documents), a post session commitment to change and a follow up commitment to change (intended for 3-6 months after session).
Goals of Care:
Medical Management and Geriatric Primary Care:
Goals of Care Cases: Four short cases to be utilized for role play with Internal Medicine Residents during Goals of Care session. The cases take place in the ambulatory setting and allow residents to build skills in delivering bad news.