The US faces an impending health care crisis: the number of older patients with increasingly complex health needs now outpaces the number of health care providers with the clinical knowledge and skills to adequately care for them.
What can be done? The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) teamed up to reform – and transform – the way we train geriatric caregivers, including students from medicine, pharmacy, nursing, social work, dietetics, physician assistants, and physical therapy disciplines.
An ongoing education series has been developed with the UNTHSC Reynolds Interprofessional Geriatric Education and Training in Texas (IGET-IT) Program, including free elder safety modules designed for interdisciplinary formative assessment, review, and continuing professional development.
For more information on how to access the free e-learning modules ("Fall Risk Education and Assessment" and "Elder Mistreatment"), visit https://ilearn.nbome.org/.
Our congratulations to UNTHSC and NBOME on their excellent work!