COVID-19: Geriatric basics for non-specialists
A selection of links and resources to help guide healthcare professionals working during the COVID-19 pandemic who may have little experience of geriatric medicine. If you have a useful resource or link that should be included on this page, please email editor [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk.
- Fit for Frailty: Introduction to frailty
- Fit for Frailty: Recognising frailty
- Understanding frailty: A beginner's guide (blog)
- Age and Ageing collection: Frailty in older people
- Frailty - identification and interventions (e-learning module)
- Coronavirus: Managing delirium in confirmed and suspected cases
- 5 Top tips for dealing with distress in delirium (blog)
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
These materials have been developed by external organisations for people who are not necessarily specialists in geriatric medicine or the healthcare of older people and may be of use in some clinical and non-clinical settings.
- MDTea Podcast
A free open access series of podcasts for all healthcare professionals working with older adults. Episodes present the evidence base, recent advances and established best practice and wisdom in healthcare for older adults.
- NICE Critical Care Guidelines (NG159) (COVID-19) - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
The purpose of the NICE guideline (NG159) is to maximise the safety of patients who need critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.
Includes: frailty, clinical guidelines and end of life care.
- Staying safe and well at home during isolation - Age UK
- Maximising mobility in the elderly when isolated with COVID-19 - Oxford COVID-19 evidence series