Education| Volume 19, ISSUE 3, PB10, March 2018

A Framework for Imparting Short, Actionable Teaching of Geriatrics Topics Using Audio Podcasts for Housestaff: Preliminary Results

      As the US population ages, recognizing and providing care for those with geriatric syndromes will become ever more important. However, with most trainees learning in hospitals, the opportunities for discovering practical ways of implementing geriatric skills—such as assessment of delirium or identifying community services for dementia patients, usually learned in the outpatient setting—are limited. Presently, short-form, easily accessible resources teaching the mechanics of geriatric care are not available. In order to ensure housestaff are exposed to geriatric principles and increase their comfort with the same, we polled internal medicine and orthopedic surgery housestaff on specific geriatric topics and designed a geriatric-focused podcast as a learning supplement.
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