Age-Friendly Health Care
Age-Friendly Health Systems can deliver high-quality care to older adults. Their evidence-based 4M framework (what matters, medication, mentation, mobility) reduces patient harm by: clarifying goals; managing medications; addressing cognitive issues; and optimizing mobility by assessing and addressing pain. This Learning Pathway provides comprehensive education on these topics, resulting in a CAPC Designation to demonstrate age-friendly care competency.
An introduction to palliative care, how it is delivered, its impact on quality of life, and the growing population of patients who need it.
Strategies for eliciting patient goals and preferences to inform treatment decisions.
In this video, Kacey Boyle, RN, MSPC, leads us through an example of a goals of care conversation between a clinician and a patient.
This resource provides practical samples of empathic responses to use in conversations with patients and families, as well as template responses to challenging questions. Developed by VitalTalk.
This course provides context and best practices for identifying older adults at risk for poor outcomes, including falls, delirium, and caregiving challenges.
This interactive escape room game challenges learners to conduct a thorough assessment of a patient whose multiple medications may be causing adverse effects, and determine which one(s) are candidates for deprescribing.
The importance of reviewing a patient's list of medications before adding to it—and how to assess if a patient is overmedicated.
This interactive whodunit game challenges learners to conduct a thorough clinical investigation of a patient with delirium to diagnose the cause(s).
Strategies for understanding and addressing the sources of behavioral symptoms for people living with dementia.
Recommended validated cognitive assessment tools.
Used to screen, diagnose and measure the severity of depression.
Conducting a comprehensive pain assessment to guide safe and effective treatment.
Clinical training on the biological basis of chronic pain, building patient trust, and non-pharmacological and non-opioid treatments for managing chronic pain in patients with serious illness.
When to use - and when to avoid - 6 classes of analgesics including acetaminophen, NSAIDs, opioids, antiepileptics, antidepressants, and corticosteroids.
Validated instrument to assess pain intensity and impact on function over time.
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