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104693 - Foot problems in older people

  • : Online

This online learning module includes an original peer reviewed article written for GPs on Improving recognition and management of bipolar disorder

Relevance to General Practice

- With our ageing population, painful conditions of the foot are becoming more prevalent. 
- It is estimated that foot pain affects one in four older people, with forefoot pain affecting two- thirds of those patients 
- Bunions or hallux valgus have a reported prevalence of up to 35% in patients over the age of 65 years 
- Some of these conditions can lead to significant problems that may compromise an older person’s ability to maintain their independence 
- Exploring the patient’s expectations and concerns may reduce the number of inappropriate referrals to foot surgeons.

Learning outcomes
  • Diagnose and initially manage Morton’s neuroma
  • Instruct patients on managing an ingrown toenail
  • Manage an infected ingrown toenail
  • Screen for foot problems in older patients in your practice
  • Delivery
    Title
    104693 - Foot problems in older people
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1.5 hours
    Start Date
    01-Jul-2017
    End Date
    05-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1.5 hours
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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