Title: Top of the POPS
Host(s): Mark Garside, James Fisher
Guest(s): Andrew Deane, Philip Braude
Opening Question: What’s the best medical TV theme song/tune?
Main Topic: Issues to consider for junior doctors involved in preoperative care of older patients
- What is POPS?
- Why/how is this different from orthogeriatrics?
- Why are older patients at risk?
- What special considerations should be made in the medical care of these patients (e.g. Pain management, IV fluids)?
- How can you get training?
- How can juniors doctors make a difference?
- Think about the medications when prescribing them
- Remember you are not alone
- Talk about the what’s happening on the wards
References, Links, Resources:
- Perioperative Care of the Elderly – ‘Anaesthesia’ Journal (Open Access)
- BAPEN GIFTASUP IV Fluid Guidelines
- BGS Summary – Peri-operative Care for Older Patients Undergoing Surgery
- Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society (UK)
- More BGS Resources
- RCoA Perioperative Medicine Programme
- Preoperative Medicine MSc
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/perioperative-medicine-mscGeriatric perioperative medicine in older people syllabus (section 44): http://www.jrcptb.org.uk/sites/default/files/2010%20Geriatric%20Medicine%20%28amendment%202013%29.pdf
- Age Anaesthesia Association
- Surgery in the Older Person online course http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn/training/courses/school-of-medicine/surgery-in-the-older-person/
- Guy’s and St Thomas’ POPS team website (with lots of resources in the menu section)
- Seeing the Whole Picture: BGS blog
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