Introduction to Geriatrics--Day 2 Outline

Daemen College Physician Assistant Course--June 9, 1997

Robert S. Stall, M.D.
Daemen College Adjunct Professor


8:00 am Review of Week 1/E-Mail/My Web Page/Drawings/Photo Galleries I & II

8:30 am Lecture/Discussion--Physiology of Aging
Key Concept--Lowered Threshold of Dis-Ease
Key Concept--Decreased Functional Reserve

9:15 am Pretest--Photo Galleries III & IV

9:30 am Break

9:40 am Review of "Four Key Principles of Geriatrics" article

10:00 am Presentations/Discussion--Patient Encounters

11:00 am Break

11:10 am Video/Discussion--Atypical Presentation of Illness
11:25 am Video/Discussion--Incontinence
11:40 am Video/Discussion--Reducing Polypharmacy


Before next class...

Read "History and Physical Examination", "Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment" & "Establishing Therapeutic Objectives: Quality of Life Issues" from Merck Manual of Geriatrics, pp. 205-238.

Read "Clinical Pharmacology" & "The Role of the Pharmacist" from Merck Manual of Geriatrics, pp. 255-282.

Review the medications, complete a symptom checklist & create a comprehensive problem list with an older adult friend/neighbor/relative.