Four Educational Video Modules Premiered on May 24, 2017

Four educational videos designed to prepare clinicians and ancillary staff for performance of elements of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit premiered on the Parnassus Campus on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  More than 40 members of the UCSF campus community attended the “red carpet” style event.  

Video production was made possible through a Seed Money award offered through the Innovations for Education (IFE) Program, 2016. The title of the IFE project was:   The AWV Curriculum: An innovative, accessible curriculum designed to prepare interprofessional providers to conduct the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) in a primary care group visit format.

The four videos screened were titled as follows: The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB); The Whisper Test; the Mini CogTM; and STEADI Resources.  This collection of short instructional videos prepares the viewer to perform specific parts of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).  A more comprehensive version of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, the “AWV-Plus”, has been developed and piloted at the Mt. Zion General Internal Medicine Clinic.  The offering of the Medicare “AWV-Plus” at this site is part of a HRSA-funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) administered through the Optimizing Aging Collaborative at UCSF, based in the Division of Geriatrics.  The videos will be incorporated into training sessions for Internal Medicine Resident and Attending Physicians and clinical support staff at the Mt. Zion General Internal Medicine Clinic beginning this summer.   The products will also be utilized to support educational activities for advanced practice nursing students in the UCSF School of Nursing.  Module content was scripted and produced by UCSF Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Master’s Program students.  The videographer and producer was Isaac Conway-Stenzel, UCSF Educational Tech Services.   

Pictured from left to right: Ria Villanueva (AGCNS* program) , Michele Diaz (AGCNS* program), Lynda Mackin (School of Nursing), Cheryl Dankiewicz (AGCNS* program), Margeaux Marquiss (AGCNS*program), Angelica Rosales (AGCNS* program)

*Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist