Help! is a mini-series of bite-sized learning sessions from the MDTea, covering some of the more common issues encountered when working with older adults. Using a problem-based approach, we'll teach you how to tackle each issue from the geriatrician's point of view.
A broad enough topic to leave anyone feeling muddled... but in this episode we've picked out just five useful questions to identify delirium, and a few simple dos and don'ts when managing it.
Although it's fairly common in older adults, urinary tract infection is frequently over-diagnosed and antibiotics over-prescribed. Join us as we talk you through an effective assessment for UTI and demystify the dipstick once and for all!
Ever feel like all your patients are anaemic for no apparent reason? That's probably because anaemia is both common and complex! In this episode we'll present a simple and systematic way to look for the cause, whilst keeping a holistic overview on things.
Fragility fractures are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in older adults, but there are things we can do to prevent them. In this episode we outline the key elements of fracture risk assessment and osteoporosis management.
It can be hard to know where to start when assessing someone who's fallen; in this episode we present a clear structure for initial assessment and some pointers on where to go next with the information you've gathered.
Nothing satisfies a geriatrician like a good medication review. Why? Inappropriate polypharmacy causes all sorts of problems for older adults and identifying it can make you feel like a genius for the day! Here's how...