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Geriatrics: Core Resources

Tools for Geriatrics

10 Medications Older Adults Should Avoid or Use with Caution - 

AGS Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults (2012) - American Geriatrics Society
ARMOR: A Tool to Evaluate Polypharmacy in Elderly Persons - Annals of Long Term Care

Caring for Vulnerable Elders During a Disaster - National Findings of the 2007 Nursing Home Hurricane Summit

Choosing Wisely®: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question - ABIM Foundation

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Database - Natural Medicines 

CLOX: Clock Drawing Executive Test - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio 

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment - Tufts University 

Drug Information Pathfinder - Food and Drug Administration 

Eat Smart/Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults - U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Eat Smart/Live Strong Nutrition Session Handouts - U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Eating Well As You Get Older - NIH SeniorHealth 

Elder Abuse Hotlines – National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

ElderCare Locator – Administration on Aging

Emergency Preparedness and Response with the Elderly - Administration on Aging 

End of Life / Palliative Resource Center - Center to Advance Palliative Care 

FAST Scale Administration - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio 

Geriatric Assessment - American Family Physician 

Geriatric Assessment Tools – University of Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Depression Scale (Short Form) – Stanford University 

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Practice Resource Center - American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Go4Life  - National Institute on Aging 

Guidelines & Recommendations – American Geriatrics Society 

Health In Aging – American Geriatrics Society

Heat Stress in the Elderly - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

HIV/AIDS and Older Persons - enters for Disease Control and Prevention 

Home Health Compare - 

Hospice Eligibility Criteria - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio 

Hospital Compare - 

Instructions for the Mini-Cog Test - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio

Instruments to Detect Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults - information about 134 instruments created at the National Institute on Aging at NIH, in consultation with experts in the field.

Long-Term Care Medication Data - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

Minority Aging Statistics - Administration on Aging 

National Guideline Clearinghouse - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

National Nursing Home Survey - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Nursing Home Compare -

Nutrition and Aging - Colorado State University

Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well Being – Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics 

Pain Management Guide Card - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio

Patient Health Questionnaire – Pfizer 

Pocket Guide to Common Immunizations for the Older Adult – American Geriatrics Society 

Profile on Older Americans - Administration on Ageing

Psychotherapy and Older Adults Resource Guide – American Psychological Association 

Saint Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) Examination- St. Louis University 

Screening Tests for Adults 50 and Up - LabTestsOnline/American Association for Clinical Chemistry

State of Aging & Health in America 2013 - CDC

Statistics on Older Persons' Health - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Surgical Considerations in the Elderly - Schwartz's Principles of Surgery

Surveys and Research - AARP 

Tinetti Gait & Balance Instrument - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio 

Trauma and the Geriatric Patient - from the textbook "Trauma" 

Understanding Elder Abuse - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

WebGEMS - Geriatrics Education Models (Interactive Case Studies)

World Population Aging - United Nations 

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