This course from the Iowa Geriatric Education Center covers Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). The primary goal of SBIRT is to identify and effectively intervene with those who are at moderate or high risk for psychosocial or health care problems related to their substance use. SBIRT Plus (+) addresses the special needs and characteristics of older adults. In addition, it helps improve the understanding of alcohol and drug use later in life. The course is free to access after registering an account through Canvas.
Organizational Models of Interprofessional Practice and Education in the United States: Results from a National Survey
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
This web page from ACT on Alzheimer's provides tips for screening and diagnosing Alzheimer's disease in diverse, marginalized, and underserved populations. It describes the advantages and disadvantages of dementia screening tools in relation to their cultural competence, and provides links to the tools and videos on their implementation.
This link from AGS's Health in Aging Foundation provides a Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire which is designed to help caregivers understand and maintain their well-being while caring for their loved ones. The assessment includes a series of yes or no questions as well as rating one's stress on a scale from 1-10. At the end of the assessment, the caregiver is given a score and description of things that may help them maintain or improve their well-being as a caregiver.
These info cards provide a standardized summary of commonly used measurement tools for delirium in adults. The info cards include screening tools and assessments for delirium identification and severity. The info cards are available as PDFs.
This recorded presentation (1:00:48 hrs) discusses when and how to screen for various common geriatric conditions that health care professionals may encounter in older adults. It describes how to tailor the screening process to the patient and the specific system being used.
These ACT on Alzheimer's screening, assessment, diagnosis, and care coordination videos may be useful for care providers of clients who have memory concerns. Using clinical settings and real clients, these videos include an introduction to cognitive screening; administering the Mini-Cog, SLUMS, and MoCA assessments; delivering an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis; and discussing post-diagnostic care coordination strategies.
Welcome to the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Paraprofessionals cohort engagement group. This platform was created to enable OWEP grantees to connect with each other to discuss best practices, brainstorm solutions to program challenges, facilitate collaborative partnerships, and to encourage cohort cohesion.
This handout discusses the clinical signs and symptoms of dehydration in older adults. It also provides a list of foods that are high in fluid that older adults should consume to avoid dehydration.