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GeriaSims

GeriaSims require Flash Player 8 or higher.

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GeriaSims are interactive "virtual patient" simulations on issues encountered in the care of older adults. Each simulation takes approximately 1 hour to complete, depending on your level of content knowledge.

To use GeriaSims, a 256K or faster DSL, cable modem, LAN/Intranet, or other broadband Internet connection; Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Netscape 8.0 or higher, Firefox 1.0 or higher, Mozilla 1.7.5 or higher, or Safari 1.3 or higher web browser, with Java script enabled; version 8 or later of the Flash Player; and Adobe Reader 5 or later are required. A sound card and speakers are recommended. GeriaSims are best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768, but can be viewed at 800 x 600.

To view the learning objectives, click on the simulation title. To begin using a simulation, click the Start Simulation link under the title. After finishing the simulation, please complete a short evaluation. On the last screen, click the "Complete Evaluation" button to fill out the online evaluation form. This only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

Delirium
Jose Ness, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

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Dementia in the Elderly Patient
Matthew Lanternier, MD, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

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Failure to Thrive
Margo Schilling, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

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Falls in Older Adults
Paul Mulhausen, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine

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Functional Assessment of the Elderly Patient
Gerald Jogerst, MD, Professor, Family Medicine

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Health Literacy
Mary Ann Abrams, MD, MPH, Iowa Health System, Health Literacy Iowa

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Hip Fracture in the Older Adult
Heather Bingham, MD, Assistant Professor, Orthopedics
Paul Mulhausen, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine
Neil Segal, MD, Associate Professor, Orthopedics

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Ischemic Stroke in the Elderly
Patricia Davis, MD, Associate Professor, Neurology

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Palliative Care
Jeffrey Spiess, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Richard Dobyns, MD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine

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Polypharmacy in Older Adults
Michael Kelly, PharmD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Jose Ness, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

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Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly
Steven Wolfe, MD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine

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CONTACT

For questions about GeriaSims simulations, please contact the Iowa Geriatric Education Center at geriatric-education@uiowa.edu.

GeriaSims are sponsored by the Iowa Geriatric Education Center, and supported with funding from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.