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Geriatrics - Athletic Trainer


Geriatrics 240

Lung Cancer in the Older Patient


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  • Become familiar with the epidemiology of lung cancer in the elderly and describe 2 risks and age-related disparities in lung cancer
  • Define and differentiate local therapy vs. systemic therapy and give an example of each.
  • Define and describe the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
  • Describe local treatment strategies including; surgical resection, radiation therapy, radiofrequency ablation
  • Describe systemic treatment strategies including; adjuvant chemotherapy, locally advanced disease, advanced disease, small cell lung cancer, immunotherapy and targeted therapies for actionable mutations


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 239
Evaluation of Dyspnea in the Elderly

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  • Outline and describe 5 mechanisms of dyspnea including; sensory receptors, afferent impulses, integration and processing within the central nervous system, psychological factors and neuromodulation
  • Analyze 4 unique descriptors of dyspnea in the elderly including prevalence, impact, respiratory sensation and dyspnea during exercise
  • Describe a comprehensive approach for assessment of the elderly individual with dyspnea
  • List and describe 5 strategies used to relieve dyspnea
  • Describe the role of acupuncture as an emerging treatment for dyspnea

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 238

The Effects of Aging on Lung Structure and Function


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  • List and describe 3 changes in lung structure associated with aging
  • List and describe 3 changes in extrapulmonary structure
  • Analyze 3 changes in respiratory mechanics that occur with aging and lead to predictable changes in lung function
  • Describe changes in gas exchange that occur with aging
  • Outline and describe the use of 2 lung function tests used in the elderly
  • Describe the synergistic effect of age-related changes in lung structure and function on lung disease

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 237

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Elderly Patients


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  • Describe two different criteria used to determine the prevalence of COPD
  • List three factors that will contribute to the increased prevalence of COPD
  • List and describe three physiologic changes that occur in the lung
  • Describe 3 clinical symptoms associated with COPD and describe diagnosis including lung function tests and the use of chest CT scans
  • Outline and examine 3 interventions commonly used in the management and treatment of COPD
  • Describe the significance and goals of a pulmonary rehabilitation program

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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