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Conference: Clinical Risk in Older Adults
Sat 14 October 2017, 09:30 – 17:30 BST
Would you like to improve the care that you provide to patients aged 65 and over? Do you want to better understand the clinical uncertainty around older adults, the risks involved in treating this specialist patient group and how to mitigate them? Then this conference is for you.
At the first conference of its kind, you will explore the multi-disciplinary approach to the management of older adults and gain renewed and evidence-informed knowledge on how to improve efficacy and reduce risks in managing such patients.
You can also look forward to:
- Understanding the clinical risks in managing patients aged over 65 where the risks include safeguarding issues, environmental factors, nutritional influences, mental capacity and consent, sensory changes particularly loss of balance.
- An introduction to the ethical and legal basis of practice with a particular focus on mental capacity and consent.
- Understanding current research on the role of nutrition in the health of older adult patients with a focus on musculoskeletal health - i.e. sarcopenia, osteoporosis, arthritis, as well as obesity and malnutrition in older adults.
- Exploring the structure of naturopathic assessment of older patients.
- Participating in interactive workshops on balance assessment and diminished sensory input in older people.
A full programme for the day including speaker details will be released shortly.
We welcome osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, manual therapists and anybody involved in the care of the elderly, including nurses and carers.