Geriatric Emergency Medicine CPD, one day

This is for you if... you are a clinician involved in the care of older people with frailty and urgent care needs.

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leicgem@em3.org.uk

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Course description

Course description

Older people with frailty are a growing proportion of attendees to an urgent care setting, but managing such patients well and efficiently is not widely taught in undergraduate or postgraduate settings.

  • Next course date: Sunday 30 September 2018, 9.00am-6.00pm

This one-day course delivers highly interactive teaching from experienced clinicians and international experts using case studies and small group work to complement a range of online learning resources which will help you to to develop their knowledge ahead of the day. We will cover a range of geriatric syndromes as well as the approach to older people with frailty, adapted to the emergency or acute care context.

The course has been designed by associate members of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGEMS) to equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will help you manage these patients better. This will improve patient outcomes, but should also improve your confidence and reduce anxieties when faced with older people presenting non-specifically with multiple issues.

As well as helping you become a better clinician, we will also offer advice and support on how you can go about disseminating your newly acquired competencies amongst your colleagues and provide you with a set of learning resources designed to support you.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

There are no specific academic qualifications required but you must have clinical experience in the field of geriatric medicine and/or emergency medicine.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

The total fee for the course is £200.

International Students

The total fee for the course is £200.

Accreditation

Accreditation

This course has been approved by the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s) for all attendees.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Whether you're an employee looking to get ahead or an employer keen to develop the capabilities of your workforce, studying a short course with us will bring the resources of a leading University to your organisation.

Course structure

Case discussions

Case discussions

We will have six brief talks to summarise evidence-based management of frailty syndromes. Duration of each case is approximately 45 minutes.

  • Case 1: A confused older person is being managed by an FY2 at 2 am on the Gastroenterology ward as he is 'ATSP'. (Focus: delirium management)
  • Case 2: An old lady had a fall in the garden; was eventually admitted to Acute Medicine. She is now being reviewed by the Acute Medicine ST6. (Focus: falls)
  • Case 3: An old lady has come in with abdominal pain. She has a history of osteoporosis, increasing back pain and immobility. She has already been seen by the Nurse Practitioner. (Focus: managing polypharmacy and adverse medication effects)
  • Case 4: A 90 year old man with dementia, blindness and bed-dependence is brought in with septic shock from a care home. Being seen by the ED Consultant. (Focus: end of life care)
  • Case 5: An old person has been brought in by family saying she passed out in church and had an episode of slurred speech and left facial drooping. Being managed by an FY2 in the ED. (Focus: syncope and TLOC)
  • Case 6: An old lady has been brought by ambulance to the ED with confusion and hip pain after being found on the floor of her house. (Focus: pain management and trauma assessment)

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Lectures

Lectures

As part of a flipped classroom approach, we will be providing a wide range of learning materials for each lecture in lead-up to #LeicGEM so that every attendee can get the most out of their day!

These will comprise of videos (filmed with our own educators), interactive quizzes, podcasts and links to websites and guidelines to support you beyond this course.

Each lecture is expected to last 10 minutes + 5 minutes for questions.

  1. 'Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment'
  2. 'Mobility and Continence'
  3. 'Falls, Fractures and Trauma'
  4. 'Infections and Sepsis'
  5. 'Transient Loss of Consciousness'
  6. 'Acute Confusion and Dementia'
  7. 'Polypharmacy'
  8. 'Leadership to Improve Quality of Care'

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Schedule

Schedule

9.00am
Registration and refreshments
9.30am
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
9.45am
Syncope and Falls
10.35am
Refreshments
11.05am
Pain Management
11.20am
Fractures and Trauma
12.10pm
Sepsis and Infections
12.40pm
Lunch
1.40pm
UTI and Continence
2.10pm
Delirium
2.55pm
Dementia
3.10pm
Polypharmacy
3.40pm
Refreshments
4.10pm
End of Life
5.00pm
Leadership for Improving Quality of Care
5.30pm
Feedback and Reflection
5.45pm
Looking to the Future
6.00pm
Close

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and learning

Teaching is based on the principles of 'Case Method in Practice' (Christensen Center for Teaching & Learning, Harvard Business School). This is described as a method that equips practitioners in managing uncertainty and (we believe) complements the principles of managing older people with non-specific multimorbidities presenting to complex care settings, such as the Emergency Department.

The role of the instructor is to serve as “planner, host, moderator, devil’s advocate, fellow-student and judge" (Chris Christensen). It is not dissimilar to what many doctors are already accustomed to learning through 'Case Based Discussions' (CBDs) in clinical medicine, although it encompasses a more holistic framework for developing metacognition.

Our three basic intentions are:

  1. Deliver new content
  2. Challenge students' assumptions
  3. Create an opportunity for participants to learn about themselves

The course is led by Professor Simon Conroy, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Leicester, and Dr Jay Banerjee, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The course is held at the University of Leicester's conference centre College Court. (Please note that this is not on the University campus.)

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