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AGS Geriatrics Virtual Patient Cases for Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Virtual Patient Cases on the Assessment of Older Drivers, developed through a cooperative agreement between AGS and the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), provides virtual patient simulations of clinical encounters with three older drivers. These cases provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to learn how to incorporate the safety needs of older drivers while diagnosing and managing a patient in a virtual clinical encounter. After completing this course you will be able to:

• Recognize the risk indicators that suggest an older adult may not be medically fit to drive.
• Identify what clinical assessments are necessary to assess medically at-risk older adults.
• Appropriately select and administer clinical screens to determine an older adult's level of risk for driving and/or fitness to drive.
• Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information gathered from assessments, interviews, and exams to determine the older adult's level of driving fitness.
• Demonstrate ability to use appropriate counseling techniques/strategies with older adults who need to retire from driving.

The cases were developed and customized in partnership with DxR Clinician. They are designed to teach and assess various aspects of clinical reasoning skills in a context that parallels what a healthcare professional does when seeing a real patient. Using case studies authored by medical educators and based on real patients with all the complexity of real patients' problems allows the professional to simulate an actual clinical encounter with the highest possible fidelity.

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The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit society dedicated to improving the health, independence and quality of life of older people. Learn more

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