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:  Risk of Falls and Major Bleeds in Patients on Oral Anticoagulation Therapy; Donze, J; Clair, Carole; The American Journal of Medicine; Volume 125, Issue 8; August 2012,Pages 773-778

BMA guidance on DOLS: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/mental-capacity/deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards

E-LFH learning module on DOLS: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards/

“What we’ve learnt this week…” Episode 8