Geriatric Emergency Medicine Modules

Source: The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOe)

Published: 2010


This series of interactive internet modules consists of 5 basic and 3 advanced courses in geriatric emergency care. The 5 basic modules consist of a series of case based and Socratic questions. Each module includes approximately ten questions with links to key references and brief discussions of the answers. The basic courses are offered on the following 5 topics: Altered Mental Status, Geriatric Abdominal Pain, Geriatric Trauma and Elder Abuse, Inappropriate Prescribing and Adverse Drug Events, and Pain Management and Procedural Sedation. Advanced courses allow the learner to apply the knowledge gained from the basic modules on a higher level via a case simulation format. Each case has multiple possible outcomes depending on the clinical decisions made by the participant. Advanced courses are offered on the following 3 topics: Geriatric Acute Abdominal Pain; Altered Mental Status; Geriatric Trauma/Falls.

Link: Geriatric Emergency Medicine Modules

Topics: Overview/General

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Health Care

Level: Basic