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192051 - How to Treat quiz: Haematology in the elderly

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How to Treat quiz: Haematology in the elderly

Relevance to General Practice

Most haematological disorders, as well as thrombosis and bleeding, increase with age. Myelodysplastic syndromes and other disorders also increase with age, and early identification is being adopted in general practice by the exclusion of nutritional and other contributors. Significant advances have been made in the assessment and identification of elderly patients regarding their suitability for various treatment modalities.
Novel therapies are being developed with tolerability as a focus, and a targeted approach is likely in the future. While the increased rates of thrombosis and bleeding are unavoidable in the elderly, simplifying treatment regimens and improving the safety of pharmacotherapy is guiding the discipline to safer prescribing.

Learning outcomes
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to identify elderly patients at risk of haematological disorders.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to list the range of haematological abnormalities specific to the elderly.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to safely initiate anticoagulation in elderly patients.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to implement the use of the CHA2DS2-Vasc score into their practice.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Care of older people
    • Oncology and palliative care
    Delivery
    Title
    192051 - How to Treat quiz: Haematology in the elderly
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hr
    Start Date
    01-Jan-2020
    End Date
    31-Dec-2020
    CPD Points
    2 cpd
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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