Pete, Vicky and Nick are live at the British Geriatrics Society Spring Conference and are joined by ACCS acute medicine trainee Lily Shevlin. They discuss what they have learned from the conference, important topics such as DNACPR forms and treatment escalation plans, fears of being the medical registrar and how to attract more junior doctors to the field of geriatric medicine.
Nick and his colleagues Emily Lyon & Jude Randall discuss how to improve the care of inpatients with dementia, and how to spot and manage delirium.
Pete, Mark and Nick discuss the pros and cons of warfarin vs NOACs in AF, strategies for choosing the most appropriate anticoagulants, and how to involve patients in shared decision-making.
Mark, James and Vicky discuss common issues that clinical staff encounter when managing inpatients with Parkinson’s Disease, and consider practical strategies to improve care.
Mark, Pete and Vicky debate whether there is still a cultural problem in NHS hospitals with regards to older patients, and discuss ways that individual clinicians could help to make a difference.