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Geriatrics Fast Facts web site offers tools, info for elderly patient care

April 24, 2013 College News - If your clinical practice/residency program includes caring for the elderly, there is an MCW Website that can help you find just-in-time answers to specific questions at the point of care. Geriatric Fast Facts, addresses geriatric topics across medical specialties.  The 1-2 page reports are concise and actionable—and free for distribution to learners and colleagues.

Zero in on the needs of older adults. Choose from a relevant list of medical problems (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, stroke), functional problems (e.g., difficulty walking, a history of falls, the need for assistance with ADLs), and psychosocial issues (e.g., the presence of depression). Geriatric Fast Facts is a product of a Reynolds Foundation grant led by Edmund Duthie, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Katie Denson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics and Gerontology), that supports integrating geriatric topics into residency programs at MCW. 

The project utilizes Geriatric Education Teams (GETs) made up of a residency program director, an educator, a resident, a medical student and a geriatrician.  Geriatric Fast Facts is a team project that begins with the medical student and concludes with an evidence-based, peer reviewed product that is valuable as an educational tool and as a clinical resource.  Each Fast Fact includes the underlying basic science of the patient’s condition and treatment and support medical education competencies and milestones. Geriatric Fast Facts are individualized yet ordered, integrated plans of care for further evaluation, treatment, or referral. 

Please check out the website.  We welcome feedback.

Note: Geriatric Fast Facts were spun off of MCW’s End of Life and Palliative Care Education Resource (EPERC) Fast Facts.

Here is the QR code for the Web Site
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