UTHSCSA HARTFORD CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN GERIATRICS EDUCATION

Long Term Care Continuity Experience
Monthly Reading Topics

*NOTE: There are no reading topics for the month of December.

 

Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
July
Orientation

Policies & Procedures - Introductions to LTC

Patients Assigned

On-going Patient Care

 

Assignments:
  1. Review: Facility and LTC Orientation Information online.

  2. Required Reading:
    1. Kapp
    2. Dimant
  1. Review:
    1. Pearls on LTC Admission,
    2. Admission Visit-Detailed Guide
    3. Follow up Visits-Continuity Approach

  2. Study Templates & Be Ready to Use:
    1. Discharge
    2. Transfer into LTC
    3. Transfer to ACH
  1. Review:
    1. Pearls on LTC Admission,
    2. Admission Visit-Detailed Guide
    3. Follow up Visits-Continuity Approach

  2. Study Templates & Be Ready to Use:
    1. Discharge
    2. Transfer into LTC
    3. Transfer to ACH
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
August
Dementia

Identification; drugs in LTC

Capacity; Can the patient decide

Advance Directives, Family Meetings, Guardianships

Assignments:
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Santacruz & Swagerty



  2. Complete Reading Comprehension Quiz in Geriatrics area on Blackboard.
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Tunzi
    2. Searight et al



  2. Complete Reading Comprehension Quiz in Geriatrics area on Blackboard.
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Lang et al
    2. Tx Advance Directives website

  2. Complete Reading Comprehension Quiz in Geriatrics area on Blackboard.
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
September
Incontinence

Making Diagnosis

 

Management; UTIs Foley Catheter; F-4
Assignments:
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Weiss
   
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
October
Delirium

Mental Status Change

 

Prevention of Delirium  
Assignments:
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Gleason
   
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
November
Medication Use

Beer's List

Medication Errors; Anti psychotics use in dementia; benzos, haldal

Polypharmacy; Drug reduction
Assignments:
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Fick, et al
    2. Petrone & Katz
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Sink et al
 
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
January
Falls

Patients at risk

 

Falls Prevention on site

Implementation of a falls program
Assignments:
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Fuller
   
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
February
Nutrition

Dehydration

 

Weight Loss Dysphasia; peg tubes
Assignments:
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Kugler
   
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
March
Infections

Hand washing, universal precautions

 

Pneumonia MRSA, C diff, VRE on site protocols
Assignments:

 

 

   
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
April
Immobility & Functional Impairment

Define disability; Get up and go test

CVA; Parkinson's; Advanced dementia Restorative therapies
Assignments:
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Espinoza
    2. Studenski
   
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
May
Hospice & Palliative Care Palliative Care; Pain I Non-pain symptoms Pain II, Hospice
Assignments:

 

 

   
Month
Topic PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
June
Pressure Ulcers

Staging

 

Management Inter-disciplinary approach
Assignments:
  1. Required Reading:
    1. Frykberg
    2. Lyder