112 episodes

A free open access series of podcasts for all healthcare professionals working with older adults. We will present the evidence base, recent advances and established best practice / wisdom in healthcare for older adults. Each episode reviews an aspect of caring for older adults from the perspective of our MDT faculty. A BigFings Media Production - www.bigfings.com

The MDTea Podcast The Hearing Aid Podcasts

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A free open access series of podcasts for all healthcare professionals working with older adults. We will present the evidence base, recent advances and established best practice / wisdom in healthcare for older adults. Each episode reviews an aspect of caring for older adults from the perspective of our MDT faculty. A BigFings Media Production - www.bigfings.com

    S11 E2 - A Day In The Life of a Nurse

    S11 E2 - A Day In The Life of a Nurse

    This week we are talking to nurses to find out how they fit into our multidisciplinary team caring for older adults. We think we can all agree nurses have very much been the face of the NHS since its inception, and possibly more so over the past two years. But who are nurses and what do they feel their experience is like? What are the challenges in their job- and more importantly what do they like most about being nurses?
    We chat to fantastic nurses- Joe, Lucy, and Chris about each of their roles. What’s certainly clear is the huge variety of jobs nurses can have and the diverse skill set they bring to our work caring for patients. 

    As always let us know your thoughts and the answer to our MDTeaser via our twitter @MDTea_Podcast or via our facebook MDTea Podcast and go to our website where all episodes have show notes, links to content we've discussed and the CPD log so you can generate evidence of your listening for portfolios. 

    • 37 min
    S11 E1 - A Day in the Life of a Paramedic

    S11 E1 - A Day in the Life of a Paramedic

    We’re taking a closer look at a day in the life of a paramedic in our first episode of Series 11. Maybe the picture that springs to mind when you hear the word ‘paramedic’ is of an ambulance driving past you with its siren blaring. Or perhaps they might be people that you come across from time to time as they hand over unwell patients in the Emergency Department. But what do paramedics do? What does their typical day look like? How many older patients do they come into contact with? Are there any non-ambulance opportunities for them? And what exactly is it that they love about the job?
    Also, join us as we pick up Jean’s story once again and think through how a paramedic might help her as she is assessed in a pre-hospital setting and begins her journey into the healthcare system. We have a new MDTeaser for you to tackle, as well as a shout-out for our favourite social media posts of the week. So lots for you to enjoy!
    It’s brilliant to have you listening in, and if you’d like to find out more about what we do… you can find us on Twitter @mdtea_podcast, on Instagram @mdteapodcast, online at mdteapodcast.co.uk or you can send us a good old-fashioned email to thehearingaidpodcasts@gmail.com. Thanks for your company and we look forward to picking up Jean’s story again with you in two weeks!

    • 39 min
    Series 11 - An Introduction

    Series 11 - An Introduction

    The MDTea podcast started out six years ago, with us wanting to create a place where we could foster multiprofessional learning around the care of older patients. And after 100 episodes that is still very much our aim. But we’ve decided to do something unique and exciting for Series 11 to explore what it really means to be part of the team.

    We want to spend time over the next ten episodes exploring what each of our colleagues in the MDT do on a daily basis to provide older patients with the best possible care. What is the first thing they do at work each day? What is their favourite thing about their job? What are the challenges and rewards? And how does their job help serve our older population? 

    It’s important we ask these questions. Because despite our best efforts to work as a fully integrated team on the wards, we all know that it is easy to become trapped in our own little bubbles. Both in the separate training we receive depending on our professions, and the areas on the wards where we tend to work only with other people doing the same role as us. 

    And so the problem remains. Lots of us don’t know what our colleagues in the MDT actually do. Which is why we’re spending this new series looking at “A Day in the Life” of each of the vital healthcare professionals responsible for managing older patients coming into our hospitals.

    • 12 min
    S10 E10 - Non-UK citizens: their rights to reside and access to health and social care

    S10 E10 - Non-UK citizens: their rights to reside and access to health and social care

    Our 100th episode! This week we have a think about the (complex) topic of immigration law, the EU settlement scheme and the right to reside in the UK -  and how these rules and processes affect older adults uniquely, particularly with regards to access to health and social care.

    Show notes are available to view and download at www.thehearingaidpodcasts.org.uk for more detail and curriculum mapping against Foundation, CMT, IMT, GPVTS, Geriatric Registrar and NHS Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF) programmes.

    Presented by: Dr Iain Wilkinson and Dr Sophie Norman

    Contributing Faculty: Jackie Lelkes

    • 42 min
    S10 E9 - Different Cultural & Religious Practices around Death

    S10 E9 - Different Cultural & Religious Practices around Death

    Dr Gaggandeep Singh Alg and Chaplain and Pastor Steve Thomas join us for an open and honest discussion about some of the cultural and religious practices that surround death and dying. We explore specific traditions, but also learn about the plurality of practices in the UK across cultures and within religions, and the importance of talking to patients and families about their personal spiritual beliefs. For resources, or signposting to organisations to help with any issues raised in the episode, see our show notes.

    Show notes are available to view and download at www.thehearingaidpodcasts.org.uk for more detail and curriculum mapping against Foundation, IMT, GPVTS, Geriatric Registrar and NHS Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF) programmes.

    Presented by: Dr Jo Preston and Dr Sophie Norman
    Special Guests: Dr Gaggandeep Singh Alg and Pastor Steve Thomas.

    • 55 min
    S10 E8 - Activity, Exercise and the Ageing Athlete

    S10 E8 - Activity, Exercise and the Ageing Athlete

    What can elite older athletes tell us about the physiology of 'normal' ageing?  And what barriers exist that stop all of us (elite and non-elite) participating in sport and exercise as we age? We try to answer these questions and more with the help of Professor of Sociology, Emmanuelle Tulle.

     Show notes are available to view and download at www.thehearingaidpodcasts.org.uk for more detail and curriculum mapping against Foundation, IMT, GPVTS, Geriatric Registrar and NHS Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF) programmes.

    Presented by: Dr Iain Wilkinson, Dr Jo Preston and Dr Sophie Norman.
    Contributing faculty: Sarah-Jane Ryan
    Special guest: Emmanuelle Tulle

    • 48 min

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