Geriatrics

Knowledge & Skills Checklist

Common Geriatric Syndromes and Issues

KNOWLEDGE
Atypical Presentations (1) Health Care Finance & Medicare
Advance Directives & Competency (2) Health Maintenance & Prevention (1,3)
Behavior Problems in Dementia (2) Hypertension
Cardiovascular dz

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Neurologic dz. (CVA, movement disorders)
Care of Dying Patient (2, 3) Osteoporosis
Constipation- prevention/management (2,3) Pain Management (2,3)
Delirium (1,2,3) Pharmacology and Aging (1)
Dementia (1,2,3) Preoperative Assessment (3)
Depression (1,2,3) Rehabilitation (1)
Dizziness (1,2) /Falls (1,2,3) /Gait & Balance (1) Skin Care/Pressure Ulcers (3)
Eating and Feeding Problems (2) / Malnutrition (2) /Weight Loss (1,3) Sleep Disorders  (3) 
Elder Abuse Urinary Incontinence  (1,3)
Functional Assessment (1,2) Vision (1, 2) /Hearing (2)

SKILLS

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Comprehensive assessments of geriatric patients Participation in interdisciplinary team function in GAC & on wards.
Assessment of decision-making capacity and assist in establishing of advance directives Telephone management of patient care problems
Effective communication abilities with older adults and /or caregivers Functional disability screens
MMSE or MOCA GDS
Home Visit  

OPTIONAL

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Observe PT, OT, ST sessions. (preferably on your own patients) Hospice Visit
Nursing Home Visit Shadow adult protection service worker

1= Lectures 2=GAYF 3= Pearl Card 4= CD Rom

For more information on these topics, please refer to Geriatrics Review Syllabus

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