FP Essentials™

Issues in Geriatric Care

Edition #468 | May 2018

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In This Edition

  • Perform appropriate screening during a Medicare wellness examination.
  • Identify the body mass indices that are associated with lower mortality rates in older adults.
  • Integrate fall risk screening of older adults into clinical practice.
  • Perform a Timed Up & Go test.
  • Assess patients with suspected dementia using a guideline-recommended assessment.
  • Counsel the family members of patients with advanced dementia about the patients’ inability to eat.
  • Identify the best instrument for assessing whether a patient has medical decision-making capacity.
  • Identify the best instrument for determining whether a patient has delirium.
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#468: Issues in Geriatric Care
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