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GRS8 Audio Companion

From the American Geriatrics Society and Oakstone Publishing, LLC

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Introducing a time-efficient enhancement to the American Geriatrics Society’s Geriatrics Review Syllabus, 8th Edition!

The Audio Companion is a valuable resource for all health care providers who want to stay up-to-date in geriatric medicine and for those who are preparing for Board Examinations

The all-new GRS8 Audio Companion is a dynamic resource that complements the valuable information you find in the GRS8 Syllabus. The GRS8 Audio Companion is a unique resource that brings you the highlights of the GRS8 program in a convenient audio format. Both Audio CD and Online Download formats feature captivating, often highly entertaining dialogues filled with practice-focused commentary and invaluable clinical insight.

Program host Gail M. Sullivan, MD, MPH, AGSF, and GRS8 contributors delve deeply into clinically salient issues. The GRS8 Audio Companion enhances every GRS8 topic area. And it gives you the opportunity to earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Best of all, you can listen and learn while driving, exercising, or relaxing at home — any time.

CREDITS Earn up to 35.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE see accreditation
CE EXPIRE see accreditation
ONLINE PRICE $695 AGS physician / $595 AGS non-physician / $795 non-member
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Program Information

Meet Your Host

Dr. Gail M. Sullivan  
Gail M. Sullivan, MD, MPH, AGSF

Dr. Sullivan is Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Education, and Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Sullivan is a dedicated and highly effective advocate for geriatrics education. At the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and earlier at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Sullivan has built programs from the ground up introducing, expanding, and evaluating geriatric medicine training for medical students, residents and practicing physicians. To accomplish this training, Dr. Sullivan developed syllabus readings, clinical experiences, conferences, and assessment instruments. Her work has set the standard for nationally recognized educational competencies in the field.

“Dr. Sullivan is an accomplished physician and exemplary teacher,” said C. Seth Landefeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama. “She is an extraordinary role model and an inspiration to geriatrics professionals across the country who seek careers as educators.”

Dr. Sullivan joined the AGS in 1985 and has been on the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society editorial board since 1998. For the past 2 editions, Dr. Sullivan served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the AGS Geriatrics Review Syllabus and was an Associate Question Editor for 3 earlier editions.

In June 2010, Dr. Sullivan became the first Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. This is the first journal focusing on graduate medical education research.

Dr. Sullivan is the recent recipient of the 2013 Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award. This prestigious award is given annually to an AGS member who has provided outstanding leadership training students in geriatrics and has contributed significantly to the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools.


Enjoy a captivating, highly effective learning experience
Join your host, Gail M. Sullivan, MD, MPH, AGSF, as she speaks to GRS8 authors and contributors, uncovering the most relevant information to your everyday practice, expanding on particularly important points and clarify areas of potential confusion. Together they take you inside the GRS8.

The must-know essence of GRS8 — plus valuable clinical pearls and practice tips
Guest experts are drawn from the ranks of the GRS8 chapter authors and contributors, so you’re assured reliability and are privy to the “inside word” on the GRS8 syllabus content. The guest specialists reveal their preferred diagnostic approaches and management strategies. They share how-to tips and techniques, warn you away from common pitfalls and offer dozens of invaluable clinical pearls from GRS8.

Quick and simple CME credits
Listen to the audio and complete a brief CME quiz after each section- and you can easily earn as many as 35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM using the GRS8 Audio Companion.

Expert answers to help you meet today’s toughest clinical challenges GRS8 Audio Companion brings you first-hand patient care solutions across all six GRS8 topic areas. Through a series of 30-minute interviews, GRS8 contributors discuss the following topics:

Demography • Biology • Psychosocial Issues • Legal and Ethical Issues • Financing, Coverage and Costs of Health Care

Assessment • Multimorbidity • Cultural Aspects of Care • Physical Activity • Prevention • Pharmacotherapy • Complementary and Alternative Medicine • Mistreatment of Older Adults • Perioperative Care • Palliative Care • Persistent Pain

Hospital Care • Rehabilitation • Nursing-Home Care • Transitional Care • Community-Based Care • Outpatient Care Systems

Frailty • Visual Impairment • Hearing Impairment • Dizziness • Syncope • Malnutrition • Eating and Feeding Problems • Urinary Incontinence • Gait Impairment • Falls • Osteoporosis • Dementia • Behavior Problems in Dementia • Delirium • Sleep Problems • Pressure Ulcers and Wound Care

Depression and Other Mood Disorders • Anxiety Disorders • Psychotic Disorders • Personality and Somatic Symptoms Disorders • Addictions • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Dermatologic Diseases and Disorders • Oral Diseases and Disorders • Respiratory Diseases and Disorders • Cardiovascular Diseases and Disorders • Heart Failure • Hypertension • Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders • Kidney Diseases and Disorders • Gynecologic Diseases and Disorders • Prostate Disease • Disorders of Sexual Function • Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders • Back and Neck Pain • Diseases and Disorders of the Foot • Neurologic Diseases and Disorders • Infectious Diseases • Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders • Diabetes Mellitus • Hematologic Diseases and Disorders • Oncology


Intended Audience

This course is intended for primary care providers who work with older adults.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants caring for older adults will be better able to:
  • Describe the general principles of aging and the biomedical and psychosocial issues of aging
  • Discuss legal and ethical issues related to geriatric medicine
  • Evaluate the financing of health care for older persons
  • Identify the basic principles of geriatric medicine, including assessment, geriatric pharmacotherapy, prevention, exercise, palliative care, rehabilitation, and sensory deficits
  • Use state-of-the-art approaches to geriatric care while providing care in hospital, office-practice, nursing home, and home-care settings
  • Diagnose and manage geriatric syndromes, including dementia, delirium, urinary incontinence, malnutrition, osteoporosis, falls, pressure ulcers, sleep disorders, pain, dysphagia, and dizziness
  • Apply relevant information from the fields of internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, and gynecology to the care of older patients
  • Adjust patient care in the light of evidence-based data regarding the particular risks and needs of ethnic, racial, and sexual patient groups
  • Use quality indicators to assess and improve the care of older adults in their own practices
  • Employ evidence-based data to increase the effectiveness of teaching geriatrics to all health professionals



Accreditation: The American Geriatrics Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credits: The American Geriatrics Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: October 2013
Date of Credit Termination: October 2016

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Return Policy
Due to the nature of this product, its audio format and educational content, no refunds are permitted. You may return the product within 15 days of receipt and receive a credit reflective of the original price you paid for the item. This credit may be applied as payment to any product(s) produced by Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

We guarantee your program against defects in materials. Simply return any defective materials and we will replace them free of charge. To make a return, call 800-633-4743 for a Return Authorization Code. Complete the packing ticket and return with the program to 2700 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35242. We recommend shipping through UPS or FedEx. Return shipping fees are the responsibility of the purchaser.