CotEcast (Care of the Elderly podcast) is for clinicians who look after older patients. Entertaining discussion, debate, analysis and interviews related to Geriatric and General Medicine.
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We hope that the issues discussed on CotEcast will reflect not only the opinions of the presenter(s) and guests, but also a wider audience. Each month, we will invite listeners to submit their thoughts on the topic for the next episode. Visit aeme.org.uk/contact-us to get started, or contact us on Twitter using the hashtag #CotEcast!
We’d also love to hear your feedback about the podcast, including suggestions for new topics. Happy listening!
- “What we’ve learnt this week….” Episode 12
July 22, 2020
Welcome to the twelfth episode in the “What we’ve learnt this week…” series. These are short 15 minute or so podcasts where we discuss topics we have encountered in the preceding weeks; whether it be on the wards, in a journal, at teaching or even on Twitter! This week Chris, Christina, Dilani, Hannah and Emma discuss ...
- Covid-19 CotEcast: Reflections
June 15, 2020
Welcome back to CotEcast! After a bit of a break from recording Chris, Emma, Christina and Dilani are back to reflect on some of the learning points they have taken from away looking after older people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Useful links this week: 1. Covid 19 in the older adult poster BGS website, Dr Lara Mitchell https://www.bgs.org.uk/sites/default/files/content/attachment/2020-06-02/COVID19intheolderadultposterFINAL.pdf 2. ...
- “What we’ve learnt this week…” Episode 11
November 16, 2019
Welcome to the eleventh episode in the “What we’ve learnt this week…” series. These are short 15 minute or so podcasts where we discuss topics we have encountered in the preceding weeks; whether it be on the wards, in a journal, at teaching or even on Twitter! This week Nick, Christina and Emma discuss causes of ...
- “What we’ve learnt this week…” Episode 10: Silver Trauma
October 8, 2019
Welcome to the tenth episode in the “What we’ve learnt this week…” series. These are short, 15 minute podcasts where we discuss topics that we have encountered the preceding week; whether it be on the wards, in a journal, at teaching or even on Twitter! This week Nick, Christina and Emma discuss silver trauma. Useful links: https://www.rcem.ac.uk/RCEM/Quality-Policy/Clinical_Standards_Guidance/RCEM_Guidance.aspx?WebsiteKey=b3d6bb2a-abba-44ed-b758-467776a958cd&hkey=862bd964-0363-4f7f-bdab-89e4a68c9de4&RCEM_Guidance=5. https://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/foamed/silver-trauma/. https://mobile.twitter.com/hectorcares?lang=en
- “What we’ve learnt this week”…..Episode 9
March 9, 2019
Welcome to the ninth episode of “What we have learnt this week…..”. These are short, 15minute, podcasts where we discuss topics that we have encountered the preceding week; whether it be on the wards, in a journal, at teaching or even on twitter! This week Chris, Emma and Vicky are recording during lunch at their regional ...
- “What we’ve learnt this week…” Episode 8
February 10, 2019
Welcome to the 8th episode in the series of “What we have learnt this week…”. Tonight Vicky, Emma and Christina talk about UTI guidelines in the over 65s, AF and anticoagulation risk calculators, DOLs and antibiotics in the older patient. Useful links this week: PHE UTI in >65s: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/755890/PHE_UTI_flowchart_-_Under_65_women.pdf CHADsVASc and HASBLED scoring systems: https://www.chadsvasc.org Anticoagulation risk in falls: ...
- G4J18 Top Tips
December 1, 2018
The AEME team catch up over a few drinks post G4J 2018 to discuss a few of the top tips that we will take away from the conference. Useful links: http://www.pdmedcalc.co.uk http://www.nuemblog.com/blog/hints
- “What we’ve learnt this week…Episode 6”
October 24, 2018
Welcome to the 6th episode in the “What we’ve learnt this week” series. Nick and Emma are in Berlin for the European Geriatric Medicine Society International Congress and share some of the top tips they have picked up from the conference. Heard of “prognostic paralysis”? “Theraputic illusion”? Gamification in medical education? We hadn’t either! Useful links this ...
- “What we’ve learnt this week…” Episode 5
September 26, 2018
Join Pete, Christina and Emma for the fifth episode in the “What we’ve learnt this week..” series. We’ve got some useful tips on iron supplements, urological conditions in the elderly and renal impairment. Let us know your thoughts @ElderlyMedEd
- “What we’ve learnt this week…” Episode 4
September 9, 2018
Welcome to the fourth episode of “What we’ve learnt this week…” Vicky, Emma and new AEME member Christina discuss confusing C.Diff results, alcohol in the elderly, geriatric trauma and consider the language we use when talking to relatives of patients with dementia. Useful links this week: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support/calculating-alcohol-units/ https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/silver-book http://www.heftemcast.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/About-HECTOR.pdf https://twitter.com/dr_shibley?lang=en
- “What we have learnt this week….” Episode 3
August 21, 2018
Welcome to the third episode of “What we have learnt this week…..”. These are short, 15minute, podcasts where we discuss topics that we have encountered the preceding week; whether it be on the wards, in a journal, at teaching or even on twitter! This week Chris, Emma, Pete and Nick are discussing steroid therapy in pneumonia; ...
- “What we’ve learnt this week….” Epsiode 2
August 13, 2018
Listen to Pete, Emma and Nick talk through their top tips in the 2nd episode of “What we have learnt this week…..”. These are short, 15minute, podcasts where we discuss topics that we have encountered the preceding week; whether it be on the wards, in a journal, at teaching or even on twitter! This week we ...
- “What we’ve learnt this week….”. Episode 1
August 5, 2018
Join Vicky, Pete and Emma in the first of our new series of CotEcasts entitled “What we have learnt this week….”. These are short, 15minute, podcasts where we discuss topics that we have encountered the preceding week; whether it be on the wards, in a journal, at teaching or even on twitter! This week we discuss ...
- How to make managing your patient’s pain less painful!
July 5, 2018
The AEME gang sit down to discuss the recently updated British Geriatric Society guidelines on the assessment of pain in the older patient. Discussion topics: 1. Do we assess pain in the older patient well? If not, why not?! 2. What are the barriers to eliciting a good pain history? 3. What analgesics should you start and how? 4. Are ...
- OPMentor CotECast
March 18, 2018
The whole AEME team get together to discuss progress with our OPMentor scheme. If you want to find a mentor in your area then check out our website at http://aeme.org.uk/opmentor. If you are interested in becoming a mentor sign up at http://aeme.org.uk/opmentor/application.
- ‘Med Reg’ Revisited
February 12, 2018
Vicky, Pete, Nick and Emma talk about the realities of being the med reg on-call. It’s not as bad as you think! We also discuss different reasons for going out of programme during geriatric training.
- Geriatrics for Juniors 2017: Post conference CotEcast
November 6, 2017
Pete and Nick are joined by AEME founder Mark Garside and consultant geriatrician and TV star Zoe Wyrko. At the end of the conference they reflect on Geriatrics for Juniors 2017 including what they learned from the day.
- Academic training in Geriatrics
August 28, 2017
Pete and Nick are joined by Claire McDonald and Sarah Richardson who are both academic geriatricians. Together, they talk about how to get into academic work and research within geriatrics including academic clinical fellow posts.
- Polypharmacy for junior doctors
July 26, 2017
Pete and Nick are joined by geriatric registrars Emma and Chris. In this COTEcast we are tackling the issues around polypharmacy in the elderly. We discuss why it is a problem and how to manage it. We also offer some tips for junior doctors who are starting new jobs soon on how to approach a ...
- Technology in Medical Education
June 5, 2017
Nick and Mark are joined by Lewis Potter, founder of geekymedics.com. Together they talk about the pros and cons of technology in medical education as well as the future of technology based learning. Lewis also tells us what geekymedics.com has to offer
- Reflections from the British Geriatrics Society Spring conference
May 8, 2017
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 ...
- Inpatient management of Patients with Cognitive Impairment
April 3, 2017
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.
- NOACs vs Warfarin
September 22, 2016
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.
- How do we keep patient with PD safe in hospital?
June 23, 2016
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.
- Culture Club
May 19, 2016
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.
- The FaSS and the Furious
October 29, 2015
Vicky and Mark are joined by Consultant Geriatrician and falls specialist James Frith to discuss what goes on in a Falls and Syncope Service, and strategies for assessing, managing and preventing falls in older patients
- Med Reg Fears Part 3 – Views from the Other Side
October 7, 2015
In the final part of AEME’s “Med Reg” trilogy, Mark and Pete are joined by representatives from the lands of surgery, ITU and emergency medicine, to discuss how the med reg role is perceived by other specialties, and how to make the most of your working relationships with your colleagues
- CotE On-Call
August 31, 2015
Mark, Pete and Vicky revisit some top tips for junior doctors working on Elderly Care Wards, with a particular focus on common issues out-of-hours and on-call.
- Top of the POPS
June 25, 2015
Mark and James are joined by Geriatrics Registrars Andrew Deane and Philip Braude to discuss the emerging field of POPS (Proactive care of Older People undergoing Surgery), and what it means for juniors doctors.
- Stroke Medicine – FAQs for FY Docs
April 22, 2015
Pete and Mark are joined by Stroke StR Gemma Smith, and FY1s Eve Braithwaite and James Muggleton to discuss common problems and queries when assessing and treating patients with stroke
- How to Become a Geriatrician – Tips for Specialty Applications and Interviews
February 18, 2015
Pete, Mark and Vicky discuss the application and interview process for Geriatric Medicine training, and share their insights and tips about how to increase your chances of successfully getting appointed to a post.
- Breaking Bad Bones
December 7, 2014
Mark and Pete are joined by Iain Wilkinson (Consultant Geriatrician) and Francis Collin (Geriatrics Specialty Trainee) to discuss orthogeriatrics, the Blue Book, and how to manage patients with fragility fractures
- The F Word
November 7, 2014
Mark and James are joined by Zoe Wyrko (Consultant Geriatrician) and Matt Rudd (Specialty Registrar) to discuss the concept of frailty, and the Failsafe tool.
- ‘Med Reg’ Fears part 2 – The morning after the night shift before
October 12, 2014
Mark and Pete are joined by new Geriatrics registrar Vicky Gibson to discuss early experiences of the ‘med reg’ role, how they prepared for it, and how it compared to their expectations before starting the job.
- Fear, Loathing, and the ‘Med Reg’
September 7, 2014
Pete, Mark, James and Kelly discuss some of the fears surrounding the role of the ‘Med Reg’, and whether it should put junior doctors off applying to medical specialties.
- Geriatrics and the GMC
August 24, 2014
Mark and Pete are joined by Rachel Woodall, GMC Northern Regional Liaison Advisor, to discuss the GMC’s new online learning resource, ‘Better Care for Older People’
- Old Tricks for New Dogs
July 15, 2014
Geriatrics StRs Mark Garside, James Fisher, Pete Brock and Sean Ninan discuss their top tips for newly qualified junior doctors caring for older patients.