These interdisciplinary case management experiences (ICMEs) from the University of Louisville Trager Institute and the Republic Bank Foundation Optimal Aging Center are intended for students from multiple disciplines to come together to consider a case related to care of older adults, develop an interprofessional care plan, share documentation, and resolve a simulated scenario case. Though the ICME sessions are intended for U of L students, the cases and related documents and videos are available for public use.
Interprofessional education (IPE) and evidence-based practice (EBP) are relatively new concepts in health professions education in many parts of the world. These critical reforms are implemented with great effort. As clinical practice has become more collaborative and evidence-based, teamwork and research need to be well integrated in the curriculum. However, many stakeholders struggle to visualize the work of IPE and EBP in the context of health professions education and practice.
Evidence of validity for the Norwegian version of the interprofessional collaborative competency attainment survey (ICCAS)
This was a validation study of the Norwegian version of The Interprofessional Collaborative Competency
Attainment Survey (ICCAS). ICCAS consists of 20 retrospective pre- and post-questions, where respondents
rate their agreement with regard to self-assessed competencies after participating in interprofessional
education courses. It has been validated across various settings. The questionnaire was translated
using the back-translation technique. We investigated evidence of validity regarding content, response
The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) toolkit for general practitioners and medical and health professionals working in primary care settings explains what comprehensive geriatric assessment is, in what circumstances to use it, and how it is performed with planning and involvement of social services. The toolkit includes guides on specific medical issues covering a range of conditions and situations, from bone health to end of life care. All content can be downloaded in PDF form.
This resource hub from the Center to Advance Palliative Care has tools, technical assistance, clinical training, and convening opportunities to help organizations in the middle of a COVID-19 surge or planning forward.
This pocket card for providers from the Center to Advance Palliative Care provides quick facts about palliative care for COVID-19. Relief of dyspnea, opioid quick tips, and communication skills are included.
This document from Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, offers advice on how to limit the exposure of older adults to COVID-19 in various care settings. Advice for the community, emergency department, hospital, and post-acute and long-term care settings are provided. A summary of Medicare telemedicine services is also included.
The AGS/ADGAP COVID-19 Educational Toolkit is a compendium of resources created by AGS and ADGAP members and available to all members. The toolkit includes a variety of teaching tools and resources intended to help providers care for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. All educational tools are organized by their intended setting. It is free to create an account and download the material.
This practice tool from ACT on Alzheimer's provides clinicians a streamlined protocol for managing cognitive impairment and guiding decisions for screening, diagnosis, and disease management. This tool incorporates current best practices for efficient and appropriate dementia care, and includes links to resources. This tool can be used nationally.