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Clinical Resource Toolkit: Geriatrics at your Fingertips

Clinical toolkit of resources commonly used in the 3rd and 4th year

Geriatrics at Your Fingertips (GAYF) @ UCFCOMHSL

How do I access Geriatrics at Your Fingertips at UCF COM Health Sciences Library?

Geriatrics at Your Fingertips can be access through the Resources box below, or through the Health Sciences Library website:

  • By selecting E-Books in the left navigation menu of the website & searching "Geriatrics at Your Fingertips."
  • By selecting "Geriatrics Care Online" in the Online Databases box on the homepage & selecting Geriatrics at Your Fingertips in the main menu of Geriatrics Care Online.
  • By selecting Online Databases in the left navigation menu of the website & searching "Geriatrics Care Online;" Geriatrics at Your Fingertips is available in the main menu of Geriatrics Care Online.


Resource Links

GAYF Support

Additional support resources for GAYF are available through Geriatrics Care Online FAQs. If the FAQs do not provide the information needed, contact the American Geriatrics Society directly using the provided contact link below.

Library Support

If you have any questions or need additional support with any of the library's resources, you can stop by and visit the Health Sciences Library Front Desk during our desk hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, or contact the Library using one of the options below.


What is Geriatrics at Your Fingertips?

Geriatrics At Your Fingertips (GAYF) is an annually updated reference that provides quick, easy access to the specific information clinicians need to make decisions about the care of older adults based on the latest medical literature and clinical guidelines.

This updated 22nd edition includes added sections on state prescription drug monitoring programs, drug recalls and shortages, bedbugs and scabies, bullous pemphigoid, ptosis, incidental pulmonary nodules found on CT scans, trajectories of functional decline before dying, communicating prognosis, and proportionate palliative sedation. The text and tables contain updated and newly recommended diagnostic tests and management strategies. Among the many updates included in this edition are recommendations about tests and procedures that follow the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign (indicated by a CW). Medication tables were updated shortly before publication and include specific caveats and cautions to facilitate appropriate prescribing in older adults.

Geriatrics At Your Fingertips (GAYF) features:

  • A variety of assessment tools, reference guides, algorithms, and recommended diagnostic tests
  • Specific information on appropriate prescribing for older adults
  • A detailed medication and subject index
  • Ready Reference on the back cover with page numbers for the most commonly used entries

What can I use GAYF for?

Signs and Symptoms can be found under their corresponding topic entries.
Organized by chapter, Diseases can easily be found within the Table of Contents or through the Index tab.
GAYF contains over 100 tables on current Drugs and medication information. The tables are searchable by generic or trade names.
Fast, easy-to-use algorithms and equations for calculating commonly used formulas are available for users. Additionally, assessment instruments that can calculate responses are also available.
All GAYF topics include Patient Education Materials that can be used as patient resources.
Preventative tests, screenings, and procedures, that are recommended for people aged 65 & older, are available within many of the topic areas.

Using GAYF on a Mobile Device

Mobile Device Access:
Bookmarking a Database on a Mobile Device

The Health Sciences Library DOES NOT provide access to the Geriatrics At Your Fingertips mobile app.
Students can create a Quick Link Bookmark to access Geriatrics At Your Fingertips using mobile devices with internet access.

Please follow the instructions below to add a Quick Link Bookmark to Geriatrics At Your Fingertips on your mobile device.

Adding a Quick Link Bookmark to Geriatrics At Your Fingertips on a Mobile Device


Instructions for iOS Devices

  1. Open the website that you want to add to your Home Screen.
  2. Tap the "Share" button.
  3. Tap "Add to Home Screen". This will add the current site to your home screen.Bookmarking screenshot
  4. Optional: Give the quick link a name.
    - Before the quick link is added, the name can be edited; the default name is the title of the webpage.

Instructions for Android Devices

  1. Bookmark the website you want to add in the web browser.
  2. Return to your home screen and press & hold in an empty space to bring up the menu.
  3. Select "Shortcut" then "Bookmark".
  4. Pick the bookmark you wan to add.

If you are using Firefox for Android, please follow the instructions in the provided link: How to Add a Shortcut to a Website on Android

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The University of Central Florida College of Medicine and the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library are not responsible for the content of the third-party (external) sites contained in this research guide. The information provided in this guide, or through links to third-party sites, is not intended as a substitute for medical or professional advice; these links are provided for the user's convenience only. The views and opinions expressed by the third-party sites do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the University of Central Florida, the UCF College of Medicine, or the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library.