General Geriatric Resources

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Merck Manual of Geriatrics Online
Although no longer available in printed form, this resource continues to be available and periodically updated online. Access is free.

Geriatrics At Your Fingertips
This handy resource is available as a pocket size print edition, or as an electronic edition for the PDA. It is produced by the American Geriatrics Society. Free registration is required.

ASCP Professional Development CEnter
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists maintains a Professional Development CEnter with a variety of continuing pharmacy education modules on geriatric pharmacotherapy. A fee is required to access the modules, and a discount is available for ASCP members.

The Silver Book
A service of the Alliance for Aging Research, The Silver Book® is an almanac of more than 1,000 facts, statistics, graphs, and data from more than 200 agencies, organizations, and experts. It is an online searchable database that is constantly updated and expanded in order to highlight the latest research and data on the burden of chronic disease and the value of investing in medical research.

Communication Skills
Clinician’s Handbook: Talking with Your Older Patient. National Institute on Aging, 2008. Available as a free PDF.

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Case Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University
Learn more about these four case studies.

3 or More: Managing Multiple Health Problems in Older Adults -- Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity

What is the most appropriate treatment algorithm for the older adult with multiple comorbidities? This is an excellent resource produced by the American Geriatrics Society to address the special considerations necessary when incorporating existing treatment modalities into senior care. It analyzes current clinical practice guidelines and addresses concerns specific to this growing segment of the population. The tools include step-by-step approaches, including 5 guiding principle "domains:" patient preferences, interpreting evidence, prognosis, clinical feasibility, and optimizing therapies and care plans. There are also pocket cards and implementation tables. Check it out!

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