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193688 - Driving the Elderly and Beyond

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North Coast GP Training (NCGPT) invites general practitioners, practice nurses, aged care workers and occupational therapists to attend the session on Driving in the elderly and beyond. This event will go through a number of clinical scenarios in relation to driving and the elderly which are known to pose dilemmas for practitioners. By drawing on the expertise of the various panel members, the event will help to clarify for practitioners their responsibilities, their options, who can help them and how they can best juggle their patients’ best interests with public safety concerns.

Relevance to General Practice

More than 23% of the North Coast region’s population is aged 65 years or over, compared to around 16% in NSW and 15% in Australia. Given the high number of elderly persons in the region, dealing with decisions about fitness to drive are inevitable for all practitioners

Learning outcomes
  • Explain their responsibilities with respect to completing Fitness To Drive medicals for elderly patients
  • Utilise local services to assist in assessment of a patient’s fitness to drive when there are some potential concerns.
  • Explain to their patients the options available to them for Fitness To Drive assessments, their associated costs and the procedures involved.
  • Certify patients appropriately for conditional driving licences when required.
  • Assist patients who are no longer able to drive to access the best transport alternative options.
  • 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
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    North Coast GP Training

    193688 - Driving the Elderly and Beyond
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    2 hours
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    4 cpd
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