Provincial Common Orientation: Core Geriatric Knowledge for Interprofessional Teams (Tier 2)

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Developed by Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario and partners from Ontario’s Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS), the Provincial Common Orientation is core standardized training, developed and delivered by health professionals with advanced knowledge about caring for older adults. This program is intended for a variety of audiences and helps to fills current knowledge gaps about the care of older adults living with complex health conditions (e.g., dementia, frailty, etc.)

The course is the second of a two-part series and supports health and social care providers to increase knowledge by adding depth to the foundational knowledge learning undertaken in Foundations in Geriatrics for Interprofessional Teams (Tier 1).

This portal houses content related to the seven final weeks of the Facilitated Learning Series which is focused on Tier 2. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate. It is recommended that newcomers to the care of older adults complete Foundations in Geriatrics for Interprofessional Teams (Tier 1), prior to beginning this course.

Materials included here are intended to support self study, and knowledge checks. Content housed here will used during in-class sessions. In-class sessions related to Tier 2 are held virtually and weekly, once a week for seven (7) weeks and support critical reflection and application of approaches to the care of older adults.

Upon completion of this course, which includes synchronous facilitated virtual sessions, participants will be able to:

  • Adapt processes of care (approaches to care for older adults)
  • Understand function and conduct a frailty screen and functional inquiry
  • Recognize and respond to geriatric syndromes (pain, continence, nutrition, polypharmacy, cognition, mental health, delirium, mobility, sleep, substance use) within professional role
  • Foster social connectivity
  • Recognize and respond to the unique needs of caregivers
  • Contribute to care plans, treatments, and interventions
  • Facilitate system navigation

Following approval of your enrolment, click the link below to Introduction to Tier 2 and Processes of Care, to begin the first module in this course.

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