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Healthy Ageing and Frailty: Do You Know How to Make a Difference?

Thu 26th August @ 7:00 pm

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) invites GPs, Practice Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Pharmacists to an interactive webinar on Healthy Ageing and Frailty. We will discuss the assessment of older people in order to understand the impact of frailty on patients and how early identification and targeted intervention can reduce frailty. This will help you make a difference to avoid inappropriate hospital admissions, keep people well and at home for longer and reduce their need for RACF placement. This education session will discuss a simple frailty screening tool and how you can make a difference to address the reversible contributing factors of frailty in your day-to-day practice. You will learn, it’s “never too late to build muscle!”

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DATE:
Thu 26th August


TIME:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


VENUE:

NSW
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RACGP CPD POINTS:
RACGP CPD Activity 4 points

SPEAKERS:

Professor Sue Kurrle | Geriatrician
Prof Kurrle is with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, and Director, Staff Specialist and Geriatrician at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Community Services.

Dr Chris Bollen | General Practitioner
Chris is a GP in South Australia and was Director GP Training at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for 12 years. He is the director of BMP Healthcare Consulting, helping organisations to deliver safe and effective care. Areas of expertise include systems for chronic disease management, doctors’ health, care of older people, the primary health care/community/hospital interfaces, quality improvement and change leadership.

Jane Bollen | Registered Nurse
Jane has worked as a general practice nurse in Adelaide for the past 10 years. Jane set up a Healthy Ageing Clinic at her practice with the aim to deliver more planned and structured care, use GP and nurse time more effectively, and to give enhanced access to those patients facing barriers to care.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals, and their staff practicing.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Recognise the condition of frailty and its complications
  • Learn to use an evidence-based screening tool to recognise older people with, or at risk of frailty
  • Identify treatment options/referral pathways for frailty which can assist with reducing further decline and supporting an older person to live at home independently
  • Develop a checklist to incorporate frailty assessment into everyday encounters in primary


ENQUIRIES:

Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.



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