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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
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 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
Heart Failure -- Self Instructional Module for Patients: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
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This NIH-sponsored web link provides an excellent overview of heart failure and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
It includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.
An illustration of a male person demonstrates the signs of heart failure such as edema and pulmonary congestion.

Subject:
Adult education
Nursing education
Chronic diseases
Disease
Geriatric nursing
Nursing
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Reading
Date Added:
12/22/2008
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