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Assessment of older people


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

Dr Pipin Singh provides insight into the pitfalls of assessing older patients and presents case studies of good multidisciplinary care. Educational points for practice nurses and other primary healthcare professionals include common drug side-effects and assessing mental capacity.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

After completing this resource, you should be better able to:

  • Assess older patients taking into account factors such as physical symptoms and signs
  • Conduct assessments appropriately in different settings including the patient’s home
  • Be aware of common drug side-effects
  • Be aware of the Mental Capacity Act and the potential role of advocates

Author

Dr Pipin Singh, GP, Northumberland

This resource is provided at an advanced level by MIMS Learning, and is intended for the advanced practitioner working in an extended role, and who may be an independent nurse prescriber.

Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end. Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.