The Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative (GSI) is a multi-specialty effort to improve the quality and safety of care provided to hospitalized older adults through education and research programs and efforts to change educational policies so these address care of the older patient.
Since inception, the GSI has worked at the local level to improve residency training through funding of efforts to incorporate geriatrics into residency training. We have funded more than 90 residency programs in our targeted disciplines since embarking on the GSI effort in 1994. The training materials presented in this tool kit are drawn from the work of our grantees under our Geriatrics for Specialty Residents grant program.
The Geriatrics for Specialty Residents General Surgery Toolkit is a compendium of geriatrics education tools and resources for specialty residents, assembled from the work of these grantees and other experts in the field. The products located in the toolkit represent the innovative ways the GSR grantees have incorporated geriatrics into their curriculum. These educational tools address unique aspects of older adults in surgical and medical subspecialties and were refined by teams of specialty clinician-educators and their colleagues in geriatrics.
The framework for each specialty tool kit has been created by the specialty/geriatrician teams that have overseen the development of that toolkit in order to be consistent with how other faculty in their discipline might look for materials to use in training.
Access to the Geriatrics for Specialty Residents Anethesiology Toolkit is free to all registered users of the GCO site and registration to the site is free.
Our thanks to the John A. Hartford Foundation for funding this important work.
REGISTRATION AND LOG IN INFORMATION
If you are an AGS member, you are automatically registered on GeriatricsCareOnline.org. Please do not register as a new user on the site - if you do, you will not be recognized by the site as a member and will not receive member pricing on products. Instead, on the GeriatricsCareOnline.org home page, select the purple AGS Member tab in the upper right corner. AGS members then log in with the same username and password used to access their MyAGS account. You will know you are successfully logged in when you see the welcome message with your name in the upper right corner instead of the log in fields.
Non AGS Members
If you are not an AGS member, you will need to register and create a member profile. Go to the Non Member tab in the upper right corner of the home page and select Register Now.
Once registered, to log in select the Non Member tab in the upper right corner. Enter the username and password that you selected at registration, and press the Log in button. You will know you are successfully logged in when you see the welcome message with your name in the upper right corner instead of the log in fields.