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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

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-Connect

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

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.

2013 Midwestern Conference on Aging

This annual conference, now in its 35th year, is designed for primary care physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. The focus of this year's program is on dementing illnesses.

GeriaFlix

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

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

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

Geriatric Assessment Tools are intended for educational purposes.

Train-the-Preceptor Program in Functional Assesment

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.

Geriatric Consult Service Curriculum

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.

GeriaTrailers

GeriaTrailers are brief "teaching moment" movie trailers that can serve as introductions to important geriatric topics.