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AGS Geriatrics Virtual Patient Cases for Surgical and Related Medical Subspecialty Care of Older Adults

Product Type : Virtual Patient Cases
Language : English
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society
Year of publication : 2018

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

The AGS Geriatrics Virtual Patient Cases for Surgical and Related Medical Subspecialty Care of Older Adults are online again, with cases being released on a rolling basis.  

The Geriatrics Virtual Patient Case (VPC) Modules for Surgical and Related Medical Sub-Specialties are available on the AMA Ed HubTM on a rolling basis. These free CME cases (10 in total) are focused on the geriatrics' aspects of surgical and related medical subspecialty care of older adults. The modules were developed in collaboration with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation.

The cases use multimedia and realistically presented clinical tasks to pose key challenges in caring for older patients, providing feedback and education applicable across specialties in the delivery of high-quality care to older adults and CME.

Case Details

Case 1: Goals of care and shared decision making in the context of a patient with colon cancer and possible metastases AVAILABLE

Case 2: Assessing capacity, goals of care, and decision making in the context of a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm and comorbidities AVAILABLE

Case 3: End-of-life issues, transition to hospice care, patient and family communication in the context of a patient who has acute respiratory failure following esophagectomy AVAILABLE

Case 4: Elder abuse: Assessment, management, and intervention in the context of a patient who presents with an orbital fracture following eye surgery AVAILABLE

Case 5: Frailty: recognition, quantification, and management in the context of patient considering  lumbar laminectomy AVAILABLE

Case 6: Preoperative high-risk screening and specialist screening tools in the context of patient presenting for surgical consultation for a renal mass AVAILABLE

Case 7: Delirium: evaluation, prevention, and treatment in the context of a patient who presents with altered mental status and urinary symptoms PENDING

Case 8: Care transitions in the context of a patient resistant to discharge to a subacute rehabilitation care facility following surgery PENDING

Case 9: Perioperative medication management and polypharmacy in the context of a patient  with comorbidities taking multiple medications who presents for elective surgery PENDING

Case 10: Team-based inpatient care pathways: functional preservation, delirium prevention, interdisciplinary team communication in the context of a patient who presents with a hip fracture PENDING

 

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