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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.

Learning outcomes
  • Explain to older patients why vaccination is important in their age group
  • Advise older patients about age-appropriate influenza vaccination
  • Vaccinate older patients against pneumococcus using an individualised regimen
  • Review how your practice can support opportunistic vaccination of older patients
  • Domains of General Practice

    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

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Care of older people
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    186395 - Vaccination for adults 65 years and over. Part 1: importance, influenza and pneumococcus
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