186395 - Vaccination for adults 65 years and over. Part 1: importance, influenza and pneumococcus
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This free online learning module provides 15 clinical questions and immediate answers about an original peer-reviewed article written for GPs.Relevance to General Practice
- Influenza and pneumococcal disease contribute significantly to morbidity, ongoing functional decline and mortality in older people.
- These diseases are preventable by vaccination, but vaccine coverage is suboptimal in older people.
- GPs have a key role in improving vaccination rates as a recommendation from the GP has a significant effect on whether patients are vaccinated.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
Current and emerging public health risks are effectively managed
D4. Professional and ethical role
Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Quality and safety is enhanced through the effective use of information systems
- Adult health
- Care of older people