Title: CotE On-Call

Host(s): Mark Garside, Pete Brock, Vicky Gibson

Opening Question: What song would you not want to hear on hospital radio?

Main Topic: Covering the Geriatrics Wards Out of Hours

Discussion Points:

  • Suggestions for a general approach
  • Delirium / Increasing confusion
  • EWS & atypical presentations
  • Requests for sedation
  • Fluids
  • Falls
  • Things not to miss

CotEcast Commandments:

  1. Don’t miss hypoactive delirium
  2. Think when prescribing analgesia
  3. Always ask why!

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CotE On-Call