AGS CoCare®: Ortho

Product Type : Online Educational Programs
Language : English
Year of publication : 2023



AGS CoCare®: Ortho is a Geriatrics-Orthopedics Co-Management model in which geriatrics professionals, or specially trained geriatrics co-managers (e.g., hospitalists), work with orthopedic surgeons to coordinate and improve the perioperative care of older adults with hip fractures.

The AGS CoCare®: Ortho self-directed online educational curriculum includes 34 modules, each accompanied by an audio companion, designed for physicians and advanced practitioners who may not have already received specialized training in geriatrics. The curriculum includes basic information on the co-management model, as well as topic-specific content on perioperative management of hip fractures, discharge planning, and other key topics. The curriculum offers 18 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits following successful completion of all modules and audio.

AGS CoCare®: Ortho provides institutions with a variety of resources to help support the implementation of its program, by providing access to resources, products, training and technical assistance through an educational curriculum, toolkits, an online community, and personal coaching calls.

An institutional subscription to the AGS CoCare®: Ortho Program includes access for all of your team to:

  • Online Educational Curriculum
  • Implementation Toolkit
  • Maintenance Toolkit
  • Coaching Calls
  • Online Community
  • Monthly AGS CoCare:Ortho newsletter

AGS CoCare®: Ortho incorporates a geriatrics approach to care as soon as possible after an older adult enters the hospital for a hip fracture, helping to identify and reduce the risk for harmful events ranging from falls and delirium to infections. The model has been shown to reduce length of stay, re-admissions, and most complications, and to increase an older adult's chances of going home directly from the hospital, often resulting in improved function and independence.

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