FACETS Curriculum

Flipping the Acute Care for the Elderly Teaching Sessions (FACETS): 

A competency-based, flipped classroom curriculum on managing hospitalized older adults

What this curriculum will teach you

Learn how to provide high quality care to hospitalized older adults. This curriculum will focus on the following 10 entrustable professional activities that all physicians should be able to perform to care for hospitalized older adults: 

1. Manage multicomplexity through comprehensive geriatric assessment, taking into account psychosocial factors, prognosis, and what matters most​

2. Identify what matters most most using age-friendly communication to guide goals of care and code status discussions ​

3. Develop a treatment plan that incorporates the patients’  goals of care, preserves function, and relieves symptoms ​

4. Communicate the key components of a safe discharge plan from the hospital that takes into account an interdisciplinary approach to multicomplexity​

5. Perform accurate medication reconciliation ​

6. Prescribe appropriate drugs and dosages for the older adult and reduce unnecessary and potentially inappropriate medications​

7. Use a validated tool to screen for delirium

8. Recognize delirium as a medical urgency, evaluate and treat underlying problem, and manage symptoms with appropriate measures.

9. Screen patients for intrinsic and extrinsic fall risk factors​

10. Perform a mobility assessment and mobilize patients regularly