Co-developed with geriatric clinical experts from Ontario, on behalf of the Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario, the sfCare Learning Series comprises introductory educational modules for clinicians, along with supporting posters and patient handouts on 7 key clinical topics: delirium, mobility, polypharmacy, pain, loneliness, nutrition, and urinary incontinence.

How can these modules and tools benefit clinicians, geriatric specialists, and healthcare organizations?

  • Clinicians and geriatric specialists can use the posters and patient handouts as tools to support patient and caregiver engagement and patient self-management.
  • Organizations can use the education modules to implement a new clinical training program or replace or refresh their current clinical training program.
  • Clinicians in any sector who would like to learn more about providing excellent care for frail older adults can use the education modules for self-study. 

A learning series is currently under development for caregivers as well as personal support workers. We will also be creating more advanced modules for clinicians.

Click here to access the sfCare Learning Series.

Do you have questions about how to use these new tools?

Click here to join our next webinar which will answer frequently asked questions about the sfCare Learning Series and feature organizations who are implementing this standardized training.

Oct 7-8th 2019, 8:00AM-4:00PM EST. This series will include formal didactic sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk. Afternoons will include integrated case-based sessions ocused on the formal didactic session topics with additional discussions on elder abuse, pain, nutrition and driving. For more information and registration click here.

April 26th, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Mary-Lynn Peters, RPN and Jason Kerr, FRCPC for this webinar where they will discuss a collaborative approach to the prevention and management of delirium.  This will include information about the Medical Psychiatry Alliance and the delirium project at Trillium Health Partners. They will share how they implemented delirium prevention, screening, and management with a collaborative medical and psychiatry lens. They will speak to the results of their implementation project including lessons learned along the way. Register here.

The author describes the common problem of unrecognized malnutrition among hospitalized older adults and describes screening, assessment and management. 6 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the sectors of care and includes self-management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit provides a common practice framework that complements the unique skills and practices of the various care providers helping older adults. SF7 focuses on seven clinical areas that support resilience, independence, and quality of life: cognition (particularly delirium), mobility, social engagement, continence, pain, nutrition, and polypharmacy. The SF7 toolkit is available by individual topic, or bundled together. 89 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This report investigates three research questions: (1) What is the safety of restraints and/or restraining methods for people in custody or in healthcare facilities? (2) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of excited delirium? and (3) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of positional asphyxia?

With older adults increased susceptibility to developing a delirium, it is important to consider the possible effects related to the use of solitary confinement in the correctional setting.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to delirium in older adults. Topics include risk factors related to hip fracture, the HELP program, delirium at the end-of-life, delirium in dementia, non-pharmacological interventions, nutrition and frailty. 3 pages. 

This prospective cohort study explored the relationship between delirium and frailty in older inpatients to determine the impact on survival.

This study aimed to explore the relationship between delirium and frailty in older adults discharged from hospital. The investigators used a multidimensional linear regression model for analysis.

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