Geriatricians are the super specialists; but there are challenges in attracting a workforce that is adequately prepared to provide high quality geriatric care.
Dr. Denise Mohess, MD discusses her training that provided her a solid background in managing geriatric syndromes, such as delirium, incontinence, loss of appetite and weight loss, falls, and frailty. This specialized training has prepared her to keep older adults from being hospitalized, and minimizing any problems during a hospitalization by recognizing these geriatric syndromes early and intervening quickly.
While in the hospital, geriatricians are able to help older adults and their families by providing a comprehensive assessment and medication reconciliation and management. Dr. Mohess also discusses specific strategies that a geriatrician can use to add to the interdisciplinary team during hospitalizations.
Show originally aired July 17, 2017