Integrating the Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) Program with the 4Ms Series


Course Credits


Course Target Audience

  • Interprofessional

Course Description

The Integrating the Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) Program with the 4Ms course and case studies is a series that was created to educate health professionals on how to incorporate the 4Ms (What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility) and the Geriatric SurgeryVerification Program into practice.


This series was created by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in partnership with Rochester Regional Health. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) served as consultants for the educational content included in this series. This series includes one introductory course and four case studies. The introductory course discusses the perioperative experience as implemented through the GSV standards and the 4Ms framework. Each case study focuses on one phase of the perioperative experience (pre-operative, intra-operative, post-operative, and discharge). Throughout each interactive case study the learner assesses and determines best practices for caring for the older adult patient based on the 4Ms framework and the Geriatric Surgery Verification Program standards.

Content includes:

  1. Integrating the Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) Program with the 4Ms course
  2. Pre-Operative Case Study
  3. Intra-Operative Case Study
  4. Post Operative Case Study
  5. Discharge Case Study

The course and case studies in the series can be completed individually or all together. Nursing CEs will be provided for the course and each of the case studies.

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