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Northern Sydney Frailty Initiative- The Impact of Frailty on Patients

Wed 18th September @ 6:30 pm

Free

The Northern Sydney Frailty Initiative is delivering an education event to assist GPs and health professionals further understand the impact of frailty on patients and how early identification and targeted intervention can reduce frailty, avoid inappropriate hospital admissions, keep people well and at home for longer and reduce need for RACF and hospital admissions. This education session can help support the delivery of a frailty screening tool and supporting management plans to address the reversible contributing factors of frailty in your day to day practice. .

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DATE:
Wed 18th September


TIME:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


VENUE:
Pymble Golf Club, 4 Cowan Road, St Ives


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RACGP CPD POINTS:
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SPEAKERS:

HELEN GILLESPIE | FRACP, FRCP(UK) MB,Bs (Syd) MRCP(UK) MSc (Kings College, UK) DTM&H (London)

Dr Gillespie is the Head of Aged Care Northern Beaches Hospital, Healthscope and a Senior Staff Specialist in peri-operative aged care of older persons with an interest in delirium and dementia. Dr Gillespie is the former Clinical Director of Rehabilitation and Aged Care Northern Beaches Health Service, Northern Sydney Local Health District and has worked with aged patients across three continents from Bathurst to Dedouin tribes to Buckingham palace and now the Northern Beaches.

 

DR CHRISTOPER BOLLEN – MBBS MBA FRACGP FACHSM MAICD

Dr Bollen has been practicing as a GP since 1990.  He has a special interest in older people and is a RACGP representative on Centre for Research Excellence in Frailty (Adelaide)

 

Jane Bollen RN GAICD

Jane works at Allenby Gardens Family Practice in Adelaide running a nurse-led (team-based care) “Healthy Ageing Clinic.”

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals and their staff practicing within the SNHN region

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 care
COST:
No cost for this event.

ENQUIRIES:

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


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