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Proactive care of older people undergoing surgery
More older people are undergoing surgery, but postoperative outcomes are worse than for younger patients. This case study looks at the Proactive Care of Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) team at Guy's and St Thomas's.
Delirium Hub: Delirium in specific settings and situations
This section of the BGS Delirium Hub focuses on managing delirium in specific settings and clinical situations.
Guideline for the care of people living with frailty undergoing elective and emergency surgery
The Centre for Perioperative Care, working in collaboration with the British Geriatrics Society, has published guidance for the care of people living with frailty undergoing elective and emergency surgery that encompasses the whole perioperative pathway.
Presentation Recordings: West Midlands Region Autumn Meeting 2021
The West Midlands Region Autumn Meeting 2021 was held on 24 September 2021
Presentation Recordings: Mersey Region Spring Meeting 2021
The Mersey Region Spring Meeting 2021 was held on 16th June
Presentation Recordings: Wessex Region Spring Meeting 2021
The Wessex Region Spring Meeting 2021 was held on 27 May 2021
BGS Position Statement: Older patients undergoing emergency laparotomy
This position statement sets out the British Geriatrics Society recommendations for assessment of older patients being considered for emergency laparotomy.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus: treatment seeks disease
Definitions of a disease typically revolve around finding a pathological process in a part of the body that produces an identifiable combination of symptoms and signs. Which parts of this are true for NPH?
How do I improve delirium care for older surgical patients?
Delirium is categorised by a sudden onset of fluctuating altered consciousness with changes to perception and cognitive function.
Peri-operative Care for Older Patients Undergoing Surgery
The rate of older people undergoing surgical procedures is increasing faster than the rate of population ageing . Despite this progress, older surgical patients remain at increased risk.
Frailty means patients with what appear to be straightforward symptoms may be masking a more serious underlying problem. How to recognise frailty in a routine situation, emergency situation, or in an outpatient surgical setting, including a range of established tests you can use.