Resources for Educators and Health Professionals
These resources may be used for teaching students, residents, and fellows in multiple health disciplines, as well as for the training of direct care workers. See below for a brief description of each resource and its intended audience.
Best-Practice Geriatric Oral Health Training teaches healthcare providers about the role of oral health in promoting quality of life for older adults. It is intended for long-term care professionals such as medical directors and nurses. It may also be used by direct care workers.
Info-Connects are informational pamphlets designed to be a source of practical information on topics of key importance, intended for long-term care providers.
GeriaCasts are audio lectures with synchronized slides on important geriatric topics. They are intended for physicians, nurses, and other primary healthcare providers. They may also be used by residents, fellows, and health professions students.
The Introduction to CNA Practice Series is intended to be incorporated into a nurse aide certification course, or used for refresher training inservice for practicing CNAs.
GeriaFlix are video lectures on important geriatric topics. They are intended for physicians, nurses, and other primary healthcare providers. They may also be used by residents, fellows, and health professions students.
GeriaSims are interactive, "virtual patient" simulations on the care of older adults. They are intended for physicians, residents and fellows, and medical students. They may also be used by physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Standardized Patient Actor Training is intended to prepare the educator to play the role of a patient with either Parkinson's or early Alzheimer's disease for training of medical students.
Geriatric Assessment Tools are intended for educational purposes.
The Train-the-Preceptor Program in Functional Assessment is intended to train community physicians who precept medical students in the principles and practical strategies of office-based functional assessment.
The Geriatric Consult Service Curriculum is intended for physicians, residents, and students who provide or will provide primary care to elderly patients. It has been used in the inpatient geriatric rotation for internal medicine residents at the University of Iowa.