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Geriatric Medicine Series: Falls in the elderly | Martin Yates

10th Sep 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (GMT)
10th Sep 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (GMT)
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This teaching is bought to us by Martin Yates, Consultant Geriatrician / Physician at Salford Royal Hospital

None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Dr. Yates, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Summary

As our population ages, falls in the elderly have emerged as a prevalent and urgent clinical challenge. The morbidity and mortality rates associated with falls in this population underscore the critical need for effective preventative strategies. Given that physicians play a central role in recognizing risk factors, assessing risk, and initiating preventive measures, their continued education on this topic is imperative.

Learning objectives

Assessment Competence: By the end of this session, participants will be able to effectively conduct a comprehensive geriatric assessment to identify elderly patients at high risk for falls, considering both intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors. Intervention Competence: Participants will demonstrate the ability to design and implement tailored multidisciplinary interventions for elderly patients, incorporating physical therapy, medication review, and environmental modifications. Communication Competence: Attendees will be able to engage in open, empathetic dialogues with elderly patients and their caregivers about fall risks, ensuring they comprehend the importance of preventive measures and are motivated to participate actively in their care. Collaboration Competence: Participants will demonstrate the capability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team, including physiotherapists, pharmacists, and occupational therapists, to create a cohesive and comprehensive fall prevention plan. Evaluation Competence: By the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to regularly re-assess and adjust fall prevention strategies based on patient feedback, outcomes, and new evidence, ensuring continuous improvement in patient care.
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10th Sep 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (GMT)
Hosted on MedAll
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