Mini-GEMs (Geriatrics E-learning Modules) are short, focused video podcasts designed for rapid dissemination of knowledge on a very specific topic area of geriatric medicine.
Vicky Gibson takes us on a journey through the world of low sodium, telling us why it happens, how to investigate and treat it, and when to worry. Everything you ever needed to know about hyponatraemia in under 10 minutes!
Ever found yourself wondering how to manage essential dopaminergic medications in patients with Parkinson’s Disease who can’t swallow? Wonder no more, as Dr James Fisher guides you through the basic principles, and introduces a free online tool to aid clinical decision-making.
Dr Sabiha Ali has your back! In this Mini-GEM she discusses the important points in the history and examination of older patients with back pain, and guides us through some principles of management
Dr Andrew McGregor provides a brief overview of myeloma and myeloproliferative disorders, including when to consider the diagnosis and how to investigate in older patients
Professor David Oliver discusses his top ‘banned words and phrases’ within Geriatric Medicine, and explains why we should try to think differently about the way we refer to older people and their problems when they come into hospital.
Dr Richard Thomson talks about how to diagnose, assess and manage surgical problems in older people, and how to communicate with the surgical team to achieve the best outcomes for your patients.
Dr Henry Woodford provides an overview of the causes of urinary incontinence in frail older people, and suggests how to investigate and manage this important problem
Dr James Fisher provides a recap of BPPV and describes how to treat it by performing the Epley Manoeuvre
In this Mini-GEM, Dr Frances Tanner takes us through the decision-making process with respect to DNACPR decisions, including legal, ethical and practical aspects, and the latest guidance from the Resuscitation Council
Dr Selina Sangha discusses atypical clinical presentations in elderly patients, including why they happen and what to watch out for.
In this Mini-GEM, James Fisher gives an overview of the mechanisms behind BPPV, and the assessment of vertigo, including the Hallpike test
Dr Fionnuala Johnston takes you on a whistle-stop tour of mental capacity, including how, why, and when to carry out an assessment, as well as an overview of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
In this Mini-GEM, Dr Jonathan Pickard presents a practical approach to end of life care, and discusses the clinical priorities that are needed following the withdrawal of the Liverpool Care Pathway in the NHS
Dr Peter Brock presents a summary of what to expect from your job as a junior doctor on an Elderly Care ward, how to make the most out of it, and give some top tips for success.
This Mini-GEM highlights the hidden truths behind the non-diagnosis of “acopia”, encouraging deeper exploration of issues and and explaining why the term should never be used.
This Mini-GEM provides a concise overview of the recognition and management of constipation in older patients.
This MiniGEM explains how and when to diagnose UTI in older patients, and common pitfalls to avoid!
This MiniGEM provides a case study to illustrate the important points to consider when looking after patients with dementia in hospital.
Got an elderly patient on lots of medications? This MiniGEM provides an introduction to polypharmacy, prescribing cascades, and rational prescribing in the elderly.
This MiniGEM outlines the important things to consider when you’ve been asked to assess a patient who has had a fall on the ward.
A concise guide to recognising, diagnosing, and managing delirium in hospital, with links to further useful resources.
A short summary for junior doctors and non-specialists, focusing on what to do if you suspect your patient might have Parkinson’s disease.
A Mini-GEM about stroke thrombolysis. Aimed at (predominantly junior) non-specialist practitioners in the UK.
An introduction to AEME and the Mini-GEM format
You can also view and subscribe to the Mini-GEMs on the AEME YouTube channel: youtube.com/ElderlyMedEd
This is a new format for medical online learning material, and we would appreciate your thoughts and feedback.
If you would be interested in joining AEME and creating your own Mini-GEM, please read our ‘Guidelines for Authors‘ and then get in touch!