Geriatric Emergencies Dr Jack Bond Teaching Fellow June 2012 Geriatric Emergencies Notes | EduRev

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Geriatric Emergencies 
Dr Jack Bond 
Teaching Fellow 
June 2012 
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Geriatric Emergencies 
Dr Jack Bond 
Teaching Fellow 
June 2012 
Objectives 
• How to assess the older adult 
 
• Know how to investigate and initially 
manage falls 
 
• Know how to investigate and initially 
manage acute delirium 
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Geriatric Emergencies 
Dr Jack Bond 
Teaching Fellow 
June 2012 
Objectives 
• How to assess the older adult 
 
• Know how to investigate and initially 
manage falls 
 
• Know how to investigate and initially 
manage acute delirium 
Why is it happening now? 
 
Co-pathology 
Less physiological reserve 
Drugs  
Acute stress event 
Internal 
External 
Severity 
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Geriatric Emergencies 
Dr Jack Bond 
Teaching Fellow 
June 2012 
Objectives 
• How to assess the older adult 
 
• Know how to investigate and initially 
manage falls 
 
• Know how to investigate and initially 
manage acute delirium 
Why is it happening now? 
 
Co-pathology 
Less physiological reserve 
Drugs  
Acute stress event 
Internal 
External 
Severity 
Obtain a collateral history 
 
 
 
? Who? 
 
 
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Geriatric Emergencies 
Dr Jack Bond 
Teaching Fellow 
June 2012 
Objectives 
• How to assess the older adult 
 
• Know how to investigate and initially 
manage falls 
 
• Know how to investigate and initially 
manage acute delirium 
Why is it happening now? 
 
Co-pathology 
Less physiological reserve 
Drugs  
Acute stress event 
Internal 
External 
Severity 
Obtain a collateral history 
 
 
 
? Who? 
 
 
Collateral history 
? Mobility, cognition, continence, living 
situation 
 
? How do they eat? 
 
? Can they wash/dress themselves 
 
? PMH and DH are crucial 
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