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Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient
End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center
Portal of Geriatric Online Education

 

A longitudinal curriculum throughout residency aims to develop residents’ knowledge and skills caring for older adult patients across a spectrum of care settings.  

PGY1: Outpatient Care of the Older Adult

 -- Diagnose and treat geriatric syndromes encountered in the outpatient setting

 -- Recognize how outpatient care of older adults may differ from that of younger adults

 -- Practice functional and cognitive assessment in frail elders

PGY2: Transitions of Care

 -- Manage and coordinate care and care transitions across multiple delivery systems, including ambulatory, subacute, acute, rehabilitation  and skilled nursing

 -- Identify common medical errors that may occur during transitions of care

 -- Communicate with caregivers to maintain continuity during transitions of care

  • PGY3: Inpatient Care of the Older Adult

    •  -- Diagnose and treat geriatric syndromes encountered in the inpatient setting
    •  -- Consult on patients with complex clinical problems requiring risk assessment
    •  -- Assess and treat pain and non-pain symptoms in hospitalized older adults
    •  -- Participate in a family meeting to address goals of care

 

 

If problems arise, please page Dr.Thompson, rotation director, at 1396 or contact Marilyn Tapper at 834-4333.