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MDTea Episode 1: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment 

Presented by: Jo Preston & Iain Wilkinson, Geriatricians at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
Posted on 19th January 2016

Click here for the show notes relating to this episode.

A-Sip-of-CGAsmlThe first MDTea podcast explains what the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, or CGA, is about and why it matters for older people. Specifically, it explores the role each member of the MDT in the process to create a person centred plan. 

 

 

 

MDTea Episode 2: Delirium – Supportive Measures

Posted on 2nd February 2016

Presented by: Jo Preston & Iain Wilkinson, Geriatricians at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Core Faculty Contributors: Adam Buckler, Pharmacist and Pam Trangmar, Physician Associate at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Click here for the show notes relating to this episode.

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The second episode in the MDTea series concentrates on what the MDT can do to recognise and manage delirium including medication management.

Need to know more about delirium right now? Here is a sip of this week’s MDTea

 

 

 

MDTea Episode 3: Urinary Continence

Posted on 16th February 2016
Presented by: Jo Preston & Iain Wilkinson, Geriatricians at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Core Faculty Contributors: Adam Buckler, Pharmacist (Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust) and Sarah-Jane Ryan – Physiotherapist (University of Brighton)

Click here for the show notes relating to this episode.

A-Sip-of-MDTea-Podast-Episode-3-(1)-(1)Listen in, to learn more about the conservative management of urinary incontinence, that is we will not be covering medications or surgical options. We focus on the different types of urinary incontinence and explore what steps can be taken to tackle them in a team approach. 

Here is a sip of this week’s MDTea

 

 

 

MDTea Episode 4: Communication in Cognitive Impairment

Posted on 1st March 2016

Presented by: Jo Preston & Iain Wilkinson, Geriatricians at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Core Faculty Contributors: Lucy Frost, Dementia Nurse Consultant at Sussex Community Trust.

Guest Faculty: Isla Jones – Speech and Language Therapist, Kings College Hospital, London.

Click here for the show notes relating to this episode.

Communicating in Cogn ImpIn this episode we will explore why communication can be challenging with those with cognitive impairment and look at some strategies that can be used to work around it to make interactions easier and more meaningful for all involved.

Here is a Sip of this week’s MDTea

 

 

 

MDTea Episode 5: Falls – Acute Management

Posted 15th March 2016

Presented by: Jo Preston & Iain Wilkinson, Geriatricians at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Core Faculty Contributors: Sarah Jane Ryan, Physiotherapist at University of Brighton and Pam Trangmar, Physician Associate at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Click here for the show notes for this episode.

Falls SipThis episode focuses on the acute management of falls. What causes them, how to approach managing them, and why they are important.

Here is this week’s Sip of MDTea

 

 

 

 

MDTea Episode 6: Capacity

Posted 29th March 2016

Presented by: Jo Preston & Iain Wilkinson, Geriatricians at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Core Faculty Contributors: Tracy Szekely, Occupational Therapy Lecturer at University of Brighton and Lucy Frost, Dementia Nurse Specialist and Lead at Sussex Community Trust.

Guest Faculty Contributor: Dr Kim Kok, Geriatrics Registrar in South East London.

Click here for the show notes for this episode.

A sip of MDTea Episode 6- CapacityThis episode will outline how to assess mental capacity.

Here is this week’s Sip of MDTea summarising the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005.

 

 

 

MDTea Episode 7: Pain Management in Older People

Posted 12th April 2016

Presented by: Jo Preston & Iain Wilkinson, Geriatricians at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Core Faculty Contributors: Adam Buckler – Pharmacist, Sarah Jane Ryan – Physiotherapist, Lucy Frost – Dementia Nurse specialist

Click here for the show notes for this episode.

In this episode we talk through some of the principles of pain management with a focus on the how analgesia works and some top tips / facts about the most commonly used in our practice.

Here is this week’s Sip of MDTea summarising the principles of pain management in older people. In this

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MDTea Episode 8: Hydration

Posted 26th April

Presented by: Jo Preston (Consultant Geriatrician at St George’s Hospital) and Iain Wilkinson (Consultant Geriatrician at East Surrey Hospital).

Core Faculty Contributors: Frances Scott – AHSN and Claire Watson – Practice Development Nurse.

In this episodes we explore the challenging topic of hydration in older adults, including the phsyiological changes that make them more prone to dehydration than their younger counterparts, and what we can do to prevent and treat it.

Click here for the show notes for this episode.

Here is a Sip of MDTea episode 8.

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MDTea Episode 9: Dizziness & Balance

Posted 10th May 2016

Presented by: Jo Preston (Consultant Geriatrician at St George’s Hospital) and Iain Wilkinson (Consultant Geriatrician at East Surrey Hospital).

Core Faculty: Adam Buckler – Pharmacist, Tracey Szekely – Occupational Therapist.

Guest Faculty: Gaggandeep Alg – Geriatrics Registrar

In this episode will look at the complex interplay of dizziness and balance and explore some of the causes of and importance of managing ‘dizziness’ in older people.

Click here for the show notes for this episode.

Here is a Sip of MDTea for this episode.

 

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MDTea Episode 10: Rehabilitation Potential

Presented by: Jo Preston (Consultant Geriatrician at St George’s Hospital) and Iain Wilkinson (Consultant Geriatrician at East Surrey Hospital).

Core Faculty: Sarah Jane Ryan – Physiotherapist, Tracy Szekely – Occupational Therapist and Pam Trangmar – Physician Associate.

This episode explores the evidence base for rehabilitation in older adults, in particular those with cognitive impairment. We also look at the question of what we mean by rehabilitation potential.

Click here for the show notes for this episode.

Here is a Sip of MDTea for this episode.

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MDTea Episode 11: Frailty

Presented by: Jo Preston (Consultant Geriatrician at St George’s Hospital) and Iain Wilkinson (Consultant Geriatrician at East Surrey Hospital).

Core Faculty: Wendy Grosvenor (Nurse at Surrey University Hospital)

Guest Faculty: Frailsafe – Natalie Offord (Geriatrics Registrar and Frailsafe research team), Tom Hutchinson (Consultant Geriatrician at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Mairéad O’Malley (Pharmacist at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton).

This episode explores the concept of frailty, what it is, why it matters and what you can do about it.

Show notes for this episode will follow shortly.

Frailty! (1)Here is a Sip of MDTea for this episode.