New Free Online Dementia Training Resources at Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Here’s a heads-up on the Iowa Geriatric Education Center announcement about new free online dementia training resources.  The Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients (IA-ADAPT) program provides 2 hours of free continuing education credit for nurses, physicians, and pharmacists. You can obtain free laminated guides and family information on antipsychotic use as well. The program is […]

Would Osler Have Been a Blogger?

I am by no means an Osler scholar, but I ran across this paper about him that made him a little more human, and which made me feel better about myself [1]. It made me wonder if Osler would ever have been a blogger. Sir William Osler was a Canadian physician and one of the […]

The Geezer’s Dirty Dozen on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

This is yet another Dirty Dozen presentation, this time about psychodynamic psychotherapy. I frankly admit that I don’t do formal, sit-down, 50 minute hour psychotherapy with patients, and that’s because of the nature of my role as a psychiatric consultant. I’m running all over the hospital on this hit-and-run service, putting out fires, and I […]

Post-ICU PTSD Update

Recently we had another Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry presentation of post-ICU post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  This was an update given by one of our psychiatry residents; Dr. Betsy McGee, M.D. Briefly, PTSD is an anxiety disorder that occurs after a traumatic or life-threatening event.  It usually is associated with exposure to combat, assaults, […]

Spectacular Educational Videos by Department of Veterans Affairs

I recently had the pleasure of attending my first American Delirium Society conference in early June of 2012 (American Delirium Society). It was the 2nd annual conference and I met and rubbed elbows with some really great people who are dedicated to research in delirium. They included Dr. Joseph Flaherty, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine […]