UPMC Physician Resources
Drug Rounds - Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly
Strategies to reduce inappropriate drug use and reduce ADRS in older adults is the focus of this UPMC presentation by pharmacist, Joseph Hanlon.
Publish Date: 6/28/2012
Total Viewing Time: 25 min.
Hospital Acquired Infections
Dr. Pontzer provides an overview of healthcare-associated infections, along with methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Publish Date: 6/26/2012
Total Viewing Time: 42 min.
Cancer Pearls for the Geriatrician
UPMC's Dr. Gijsberta van Londen provides an overview of cancer in the elderly including pearls of wisdom for practitioners serving the geriatric population. The presentation offers special insight into screening, assessment and management of the geriatric cancer patient.
Publish Date: 6/20/2012
Total Viewing Time: 40 min.
Hypertension in the Elderly
In his presentation on hypertension in the elderly, Dr. Elnicki covers important topics to the management of the disease, including drug selection, difficult-to-control blood pressure, and resistant hypertension in the elderly.
Publish Date: 6/12/2012
Total Viewing Time: 42 min.
Evaluation of Falls in the Elderly: Update and New Directions
Rheumatologist and geriatrician, Dr. Stephanie A. Studenski, reviews the role of the central nervous system in postural control, as well as possible interventions for preventing falls in the elderly.
Publish Date: 1/5/2012
Total Viewing Time: 38 minutes
Management of Late-Life Depression and Anxiety
Dr. James Tew of UPMC reviews data on the prevalence of antidepressant use for depression and anxiety by Primary Care Physicians. Providers will hear Dr. Tew's dosing suggestions, tips for improving patient adherence, and recommendations for monitoring improvement.
Publish Date: 8/30/2011
Total Viewing Time: 28 minutes
Pain Management in the Elderly: A Walk Through the PCP’s Office
UPMC's Debra Weiner discusses treatment targets for older adults with chronic pain with an emphasis on a rational approach to the four different types of pain.
Publish Date: 6/14/2011
Total Viewing Time: 45 min
Geriatrics: From Bench to Bedside to Policy
UPMC's Dr. Neil Resnick shares some lessons learned from the bedside care of the geriatric patient and the policies implemented as a result of these experiences. This presentation was part of the speaker series presented by the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh.
Publish Date: 6/7/2011
Total Viewing Time: 50 minutes
Improving Medication Safety in the Nursing Home Setting
In this course, presented as part of the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Communities and the University of Pittsburgh speaker series, Dr. Steven Handler discusses the frequency and impact of adverse drug events, followed by solutions to detect and manage these events in the nursing home setting.
Publish Date: 5/4/2011
Total Viewing Time: 53 minutes