Managing older people in emergency settings

The challenges and solutions in for clinicians dealing with older people in emergency settings will be explored in a course designed fill gaps in knowledge and understanding.

The Geriatric Emergency Medicine course will take place on 30 September 2018 at College Court, University of Leicester. It is designed for all clinicians involved in the care of older people with frailty and urgent care needs.

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.

The one-day course has been built by associate members of the European Union Geriatric Emergency Medicine Society (EUGEMS) Professor Simon Conroy and Dr Jay Banerjee from our Department of Health Sciences.

The course covers a range of geriatric syndromes and the approach to older people with frailty, adapted to the emergency or acute context.  Using an interactive approach with reference to case discussions, the course is CPD certified and 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.