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Geriatrics Evaluation & Management Tools
Clinical Templates to Support Clinicians and Systems that are Caring for Older Adults

The new AGS Geriatrics E&M Tools (GEMS) are 2-page clinical templates which follow a History & Physical (H&P) format, and are meant to provide guidance to clinicians and trainees who are caring for older adults. Topics included are Appropriate Prescribing, Behavior Disturbances in Dementia, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Delirium, Dementia, Depression, Falls, Frailty, Insomnia, Multimorbidity (added March 2015), Osteoporosis, Pressure Ulcers, Syncope (added March 2015), and Urinary Incontinence.

2015 Edition of Geriatrics At Your Fingertips
Geriatrics At Your Fingertips is an essential tool in evaluating and managing the diseases and disorders that most commonly affect older persons. It is an excellent tool for all practicing clinicians, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists, as well as professionals-in-training in all of these disciplines. Available in Print and Online.

Geriatrics Review Syllabus (8th Edition)
Authored by more than 180 medical experts in the care of older adults, the fully revised Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, Eighth Edition (GRS8) covers the latest developments in geriatric medicine for those who wish to expand and update their knowledge in the field. Earn up to 90 Continuing Medical Education credits with this up-to-date and comprehensive resource.  Available in Print & Online!

Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus, 4th Edition
A Core Curriculum in Advanced Practice Geriatric Nursing (GNRS4), is a concise, up-to-date, and comprehensive text for advanced practice geriatric nurses. based on the Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 8th Edition. Now available in Print and Online.

GRS8 Audio Companion
The GRS8 Audio Companion provides 30 minute audio interviews on 64 topics based on the GRS8 with chapter authors and content experts. Earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ using any of the available audio formats (available on Audio CD, USB Drive, or online download).


Doorway Thoughts
The Doorway Thoughts series addresses issues and concerns providing relevant details regarding the beliefs, traditions, and customs that would apply to clinical encounters with an older adult from 15 groups of diverse ethnic backgrounds: African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Arab Americans, Asian Indian Americans, Chinese Americans, Hispanic Americans, Japanese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Filipino Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans, Pakistani Americans, Haitian Americans, Portuguese Americans, and Russian-Speaking Americans.The series focuses on topics relevant to intercultural care, including health literacy, approaches to clinician education, and the interface between spirituality and health decision making.

Assisted Living Nursing: A Manual for Management and Practice
Assisted Living Nursing provides a comprehensive overview of both management activities and clinical competencies for assisted living nurses. It provides practical guidelines and decision-making models to help nurses address both the large- and small-scale challenges of their daily practice. AGS Members are eligible to a 20% discount on the purchase of this book, just use code AGS2 when you check out.

Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)
The GEMS course is an exciting new national continuing education curriculum designed for any emergency provider. GEMS will help EMS providers better assess and manage ill, injured, or disabled older patients.

Geriatric Care by Design: A clinician's handbook to meet the needs of older adults through environmental and practice redesign.
Older patients require specific design and practice management considerations incorporated into the medical practice to improve patient care. Originally published by the AMA, Geriatric Care By Design, highlights the unique needs of aging patients in a physician practice through a design/practice management perspective. The strategies presented in this resource address topics such as accessibility issues, coordination of care and supportive office systems. Case studies and lessons learned from experts in the fields of both primary and specialty care, provide information and clear insight on how to design an environment that meets the needs of physicians, patients and office staff 

Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers
Published by the AMA, this online guide is intended to assist physicians in evaluating the ability of their older patients to operate motor vehicles safely as part of their everyday, personal activities. Topics covered include screening, assessing functional abilities, handling evaluations and referrals, conditions and medications that may impact driving, addressing safer driving, and counseling those who are no longer able to drive. A section with worksheets and resources for older patients and caregivers is also included.

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