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Other Care of the elderly modules
End of life care - three key areas: a video module (1 CPD hour)
Clinical casebook: elderly care (1.5 CPD hours)
Dr Jessica Garner, clinical fellow in obstetrics and gynaecology and Miss Maryam Parisaei, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, on investigating rash in pregnant women, managing chicken pox in pregnancy and travel advice for zika virus.
Dr John Dean, consultant cardiologist, on identifying patients with AF, personalised care and manging patients who are persistently unwell despite treatment
Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Mr Ramu Muniraju with cases on posterior vitreous detachment, diabetic retinopathy and when to refer urgently to secondary care
Key questions on prescribing in older patients
This module discusses the latest advice on prescribing in older patients with multiple comorbidities, including:
- Accounting for comorbidities when prescribing antihypertensives
- Drugs that cause hyponatraemia
- Drugs that impair renal function
- Suitable antidepressants for older patients
Professor Simon Conroy is a consultant geriatrician at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and an honorary professor at the University of Leicester.
Dr Elin Davies is a FY1 doctor at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustDr Mel Wynne-Jones is a GP in Cheshire.