Clinical Curriculum

Continuing professional development

  • For ED Care Providers

    This curriculum is for anyone providing emergency care to older people.

  • For On The Go Learning

    Start and stop. Go at your own pace and improve your care for older adults in your ED.

  • For Professional Development

    Accredited by the American Geriatrics Society for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Falls and Safe Mobility

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The AGS Falls & Safe Mobility Module is an online, self-directed online educational curriculum with 2 lessons along with corresponding audio companions. Each of these lessons includes a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

This module is designed to teach best practices in Geriatric Emergency Department Care and address approaches to improve the care of older adults and ways to prevent falls and improve safer mobility. Translating evidence-based geriatric programs in falls prevention and safe mobility to the ED setting may improve care for older adults with or at risk for falls and may improve falls-related adverse outcomes including inpatient falls, functional decline and mortality. Improved falls assessment practices may result in improved care transitions.

Course Info

Completion of this course involves reviewing slide presentations, including the presenter notes, and listening to the accompanying audio companions. Learners can complete the curriculum at their own pace and start and stop as needed. A course certificate will be available for download upon completion of the pre-test, course content (presentation & audio companion), post-test and evaluation.

  • Emergency Department Assessment and Intervention of Geriatric Falls
  • Post-Emergency Department Care

Editorial Board

  • Teresita Hogan, MD
  • Phillip Magidson, MD, MPH
  • Michael Malone, MD
  • Pamela Martin, FNP-BC, APRN GS-C
  • Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, GS-C
  • Anthony Rosen, MD, MPH

Section Editors

  • Shan Liu, MD
  • Jane Mahoney, MD

Authors

  • Kathleen Davenport, MD
  • Kathleen Walsh, DO

Delirium

2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The credit is available from June 12, 2020, through June 12, 2021

The AGS Delirium Module is an online, self-directed online educational curriculum with 5 lessons along with corresponding audio companions. Each of these lessons includes a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references, and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

This module is designed to teach best practices in Geriatric Emergency Department Care and address approaches to improve the care of older adults with delirium in the Emergency Department, as well as ways to prevent delirium in the ED for those at risk. Translating evidence-based geriatric programs in delirium prevention and management to the ED setting may improve care for older adults with or at risk for delirium and may improve delirium-related adverse outcomes including inpatient falls, functional decline and mortality. Improved delirium assessment practices may result in improved recognition of ED delirium and improve care transitions.

Course Info

Completion of this course involves reviewing slide presentations, including the presenter notes, and listening to the accompanying audio companions. Learners can complete the curriculum at their own pace and start and stop as needed. A course certificate will be available for download upon completion of the pre-test, course content (presentation & audio companion), post-test and evaluation.

  • Delirium and Delirium Prevention: An Overview
  • Screening for Delirium in the ED
  • Evaluation of the Older Patient with Delirium
  • Nonpharmacological Management of Delirium in Older Adults
  • Pharmacological Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults

Editorial Board

  • Teresita Hogan, MD
  • Phillip Magidson, MD, MPH
  • Michael Malone, MD
  • Pamela Martin, FNP-BC, APRN GS-C
  • Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, GS-C
  • Anthony Rosen, MD, MPH

Section Editors

  • Jessica Colburn, MD
  • Maura Kennedy, MD

Authors

  • Kanwal Awan, MD
  • Jessica Colburn, MD
  • Jin Han, MD, MSc
  • Maura Kennedy, MD
  • Jennifer L. Koehl, PharmD, BCPS
  • Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, FAAEM, FACEP

Medication Management

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

The AGS Medication Management Module is an online, self-directed online educational curriculum with 4 lessons along with corresponding audio companions. Each of these lessons includes a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

This module is designed to teach best practices in Geriatric Emergency Department and approaches to improve the care of older adults and ways to safely prescribe medications to older adults in the ED setting. Translating evidence based geriatric programs in medication management to the ED setting may improve care for older adults and may reduce serious adverse drug events (ADEs) such as falls, delirium, and acute kidney injury. ADEs may result in repeat ED visits, hospitalization, or death. Improved medication management practices may also result in improved care transitions.

Course Info

Completion of this course involves reviewing slide presentations, including the presenter notes, and listening to the accompanying audio companions. Learners can complete the curriculum at their own pace and start and stop as needed. A course certificate will be available for download upon completion of the pre-test, course content (presentation & audio companion), post-test and evaluation.

  • Safe Prescribing in the Emergency Department: Physiologic Considerations for Medication Use in Older Adults Screening for Delirium in the ED
  • How to Improve Your Prescribing for Older Adults in the Emergency Department
  • Pain Management
  • Medication Management: Implementation of Best Practices for Medication Management in the Emergency Department

Editorial Board

Teresita Hogan, MD
Phillip Magidson, MD, MPH
Michael Malone, MD
Pamela Martin, FNP-BC, APRN GS-C
Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, GS-C
Anthony Rosen, MD, MPH

Section Editors
Abbie Lyn Lyden, PharmD, BCPS
Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS

Authors
Stephanie Eucker, MD, PhD
Lauren J Gleason, MD, MPH, AGSF
Elizabeth M. Goldberg, MD, ScM
Anna K. Mirk, MD, FACP
Abbie Lyn Lyden, PharmD, BCPS
Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS

Dementia

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Course info

The AGS Dementia Module is an online, self-directed educational curriculum with 4 lessons along with corresponding audio companions. Each of these lessons includes a self-directed PowerPoint presentation with notes, references and an audio companion. Learners can complete the module at their own pace and start/stop as needed.

This module is designed to teach best practices in Geriatric Emergency Department and approaches to improve the care of older adults and ways to safely care for older adults in the ED setting. Translating evidence-based geriatric programs in dementia care in the ED setting may improve care for older adults and may reduce serious adverse drug events (ADEs) such as falls, delirium, and acute kidney injury. ADEs may result in repeat ED visits, hospitalization, or death. Improved dementia care may also result in improved care transitions.

Course Contents

Completion of this course involves reviewing slide presentations, including the presenter notes, and listening to the accompanying audio companions. Learners can complete the curriculum at their own pace and start and stop as needed. A course certificate will be available for download upon completion of the pre-test, course content (presentation & audio companion), post-test and evaluation.

  • Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
  • Caregiver Concerns in the Emergency Department
  • Screening for Cognitive Impairment in the Emergency Department
  • Safe Discharge Considerations

Editorial Board

  • Teresita Hogan, MD
  • Phillip Magidson, MD, MPH
  • Michael Malone, MD
  • Pamela Martin, FNP-BC, APRN GS-C
  • Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, GS-C
  • Anthony Rosen, MD, MPH

Section Editor & Author:

  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH, FACP

Authors:

  • Aaron Kaufman, MD
  • Leslie Chang Evertson, DNP, RN, GNP-BC
  • Jarrod Carrol, MD
  • Stacie K Levine MD, FAAHPM
Lessons
Dementia Course Overview & Pre-Test
Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Caregiver Concerns in the ED
Screening for Cognitive Impairment in the ED
Safe Discharge Considerations
Dementia Post-Test
Dementia Course Evaluation

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