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AMA Pain Management: The Online Series
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This Web site provides a series of 12 online modules that address pain in the following areas: pathophysiology, assessment, pain management options, older adults, pediatrics, persistent pain, cancer pain, neuropathic pain, pharmacotherapy, and end-of-life care.

Subject:
Aging
Geriatric nursing
Nursing
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
11/13/2009
The Auscultation Assistant
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This Web site provides text description and audio examples of various heart and breath sounds. The sounds are broken up into certain catagories. The heart sounds are divided into systolic, where you can hear aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, etc.., and diastolic, where you can hear mitral stenosis, aortic regurgitation, etc.. The lung sounds provide examples of crackles and wheezes. Users can click on tabs at the top of the page to cross between general categories, and use the text buttons to the left to reach individual topics within each area.

Subject:
Physiology
Aging
Chronic diseases
Geriatric nursing
Nursing
Material Type:
Reading
Simulation
Date Added:
10/16/2009
Delirium: National Library of Medicine Images
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Link to a repository of public domain images that are related to delirium, many of which appear in peer-reviewed literature that is in the public domain. Includes both algorithms for managing delirium, tables from published articles, as well as diagrams of neurotransmitters

Subject:
Aging
Disease
Geriatric nursing
Neurology
Nursing
Pharmacology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Date Added:
02/17/2011
Diabetic Self-care Foot Care Guidelines
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This Website, created by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, provides detailed foot care guidelines for diabetic patients. A link to a pod cast on diabetes and feet is included. There are excellent color images of diabetic foot disorders.

Subject:
Aging
Chronic diseases
Geriatric nursing
Nursing
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
01/08/2009
Falls Prevention Jigsaw
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An interactive 2 hour lesson where RNs work collaboratively to learn about 4 aspects of falls prevention: (1) Magnitude & Impact, (2) Falls Risk Assessment, (3) Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Interventions, & (4) Evaluation of Falls Programs. Peer-reviewed literature and pre-appraised evidence sources are highlighted.

Subject:
Aging
Geriatric nursing
Nursing
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Date Added:
10/03/2010
Falls Prevention Jigsaw
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An interactive 2 hour lesson where RNs work collaboratively to learn about 4 aspects of falls prevention: (1) Magnitude & Impact, (2) Falls Risk Assessment, (3) Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Interventions, & (4) Evaluation of Falls Programs. Peer-reviewed literature and pre-appraised evidence sources are highlighted.

Subject:
Aging
Geriatric nursing
Nursing
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Date Added:
10/03/2010
Falls Toolkit from Practicing Physicians Education in Geriatrics
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This links to a Falls Tool Kit which contains instruments that can be used for the initial evaluation and management of a patient who experiences falls. It also provides educational materials to teach patients how to reduce their risk of falling. The toolkit development was supported by the Hartford Foundation through the American Geriatrics Society.

It is part of a set of tool kits developed for the Practicing Physician Education in Geriatrics project supported by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation through the American Geriatrics Society. The tool kits are intended to help physicians better understand the common 'Geriatric Syndromes' and contain educational materials, suggested guidelines, forms and tools for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Although designed to teach physicians about falls risk assessment and risk reduction, these tools can also be used by registered nurses, and rehabilitation professionals.

Users have the option of clicking on individual tools or they can download the the complete toolkit.

Subject:
Aging
Chronic diseases
Geriatric nursing
Safety
Material Type:
Assessment
Reading
Date Added:
03/06/2011
Geriatric Oral Health: Education for Health Care Professionals
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Video that provides a review of basics of oral care for older adults in care settings. The video was developed and distributed provided by the Hartford Geriatric Nursing Institute. Three types of patients are presented: (1) supervision only, (2) partial assistance, featuring an elder with cognitive impariment, and (3) total assistance.
Key points in providing oral care to older adults are emphasized in a powerpoint slide overlay. Demonstrations are included with elderly patients.

Subject:
Aging
Dentistry
Nursing
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
02/06/2010
How to Cure Aging - During Your Lifetime?
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Educational Use
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What if we could stop aging forever? The video "How to Cure Aging - During Your Lifetime?" is a resource included in the Aging topic made available from the Kurzgesagt open educational resource series.

Subject:
Aging
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
02/12/2019
Medicare Quality Improvement Community
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Searchable clearing house of materials that can be used for quality improvement among older adults across the health care continuum. Developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), this resource comprehensive online directory of quality improvement information for Medicare's National Quality Improvement Priority Topics.

Subject:
Aging
Geriatric nursing
Nursing
Safety
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
09/23/2008
NC Fall Injury Data
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A website that is the best source for up-to-date, locally pertinent authoritative information about falls injury and their impact on NC communities.

Subject:
Aging
Nursing
Public health
Safety
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
09/27/2010
Pioneer Network for Culture Change in Long-term Care
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This is the Web site of the non-profit Pioneer Network, an organization promoting culture change in long-term care. This Web site provides an overview of the culture change movement in long-term care, and content for providers and consumers who are interested in initiating, supporting, or just learning more about culture change.

Subject:
Aging
Nursing
Gerontology
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
10/19/2009
Risk for Brain Aging in Elderly Men with Type 2 Diabetes
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This is a link to a published study (pdf) on the effects of type 2 diabetes on various types of brain aging in elderly men. The Honolulu-Asia Aging Study was funded by the NIH. CITATION: Kork, E.S.C., White, L.R., Scheltens, P., & Launer, L.J. (2006). Brain aging in very old men with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 29, p. 2268-2274.

Subject:
Aging
Chronic diseases
Disease
Geriatric nursing
Medicine
Neurology
Nursing
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
01/09/2009
Why Age? Should We End Aging Forever?
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Educational Use
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If you could decide today... how long do you want to live? The video "Why Age? Should We End Aging Forever?" is a resource included in the Aging topic made available from the Kurzgesagt open educational resource series.

Subject:
Aging
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
02/12/2019