Perioperative Care of Older People Undergoing Surgery

Course overview

It is increasingly recognised that there is a need to have geriatric medicine input in surgical pathways for older people to improve patient outcomes and experiences.

Since 2016, perioperative medicine for older people has been included in the optional higher level competency grid for the Geriatric Medicine Curriculum. However the introduction of geriatric medicine specialists into complex surgical environments is highly challenging, and evidence of successful service developments is sparse. With the increased pressure on budgets, making the case for funding to develop new services without robust evidence is also difficult.

This e-learning course, designed by the growing group of dedicated clinicians from across geriatric medicine, surgery and anaesthetics, will present case studies and lessons learned when developing services and gathering evidence for the effectiveness of structured elderly medicine input into surgical care pathways for older people. 

This course is aimed at Tier 3 capabilities and skills: Health, social care and other professionals who provide expert care and lead services for people living with frailty.

 

All members of the MDT are encouraged to participate; nurses, therapists, anaesthetists and surgeons. The course contains practical advice and guidance regarding the perioperative management of the complex older surgical patient, while also incorporating first-hand experience and advice on the set up and day-to-day running of a surgical geriatric liaison service. 

Access to the course runs for 90 days, but can be reset on request.

It carries 10 CPD distance learning credits from the RCP (London)

Course modules

This course is made up of modules aimed at Tier 3 capabilities and skills - health, social care and other professionals who provide expert care and lead services for people living with frailty.

Modules include:

  • Introduction to ageing
  • Models of care
  • Multimorbidity
  • Perioperative cognitive issues
  • Frailty
  • Capacity, decision making and protection

Course options

The elearning course is accessible in two versions: 

1. Content only

This permits the participant to view all the module chapters and undertake the multiple-choice questions as a means to check their understanding of the content covered. It does not issue a certificate of completion, or a CPD certificate. BGS Members can access this free of charge, and non-members for an additional fee.

2.  Full course with CPD

This permits the participant to view all the module chapters, and undertake the multiple-choice questions. If the participant achieves an average of 80% pass rate on the Multiple choice questions across all module chapters, a CPD certificate is issued to reflect this. This access is charged for both members and non-members of the BGS.

The BGS is funded solely by its members and educational activities. Development of this module incurred costs, as does the administration and issuing of CPD certificates. Please contact conferences [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk with further queries.

Pricing
  BGS Member Non-Member
Full Course (With CPD) £150 £300
Content access only £0.00 £100
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