Date :  13th June 2015 (Saturday)

Time :  0830 – 1700 hours

Venue:  Respiratory Seminar Room (opposite ward D58), Floor D, South block, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

Brief Description:

Surgeons from all specialities encounter elderly patients on a daily basis. This interaction occurs in the out-patient clinics, wards, pre-operative clinics, theatre, post-operative settings and intensive care. In healthcare, elderly patients are correctly grouped under ‘adults’ although they differ in a number of ways (such as physiological, behavioural and emotional) from a fit and healthy ’30 year old adult’. Appreciating these differences will have a significant impact in successfully managing elderly patients. At present, there is no structured curriculum or opportunity for surgeons and surgeons-in-training to gain a sound understanding of these essential aspects and the practical challenges faced when treating elderly ‘surgical’ patients.

This one day course is intended to cover the essential concepts in managing elderly ‘surgical’ patients. It will be delivered through a series of interactive seminars, lectures and discussions, with the aim of providing the participant with a comprehensive understanding in the management of elderly patients. It is envisaged that the knowledge gained will help institute appropriate treatment protocols, shorten hospital stay, improve patient satisfaction, and achieve better and sustainable elderly care both in the hospital setting and in the post-operative, community setting.

Target audience:

Core and speciality surgical trainees (CT1, CT2, ST1, ST2) and Foundation Doctors (FY1 and FY2) with specific interest in surgery.

Course fee: £30.00

Maximum number of places: 20

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