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MDC 223 - Geriatric Patients and Trauma Management

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MDC 223 30 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 223 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Elderly patients are vulnerable for major trauma despite patient safety precautions exist for geriatric patients. They have a substantial risk of morbidity and mortality even after low-energy falls. As the world’s elderly population continues to increase, the number of elderly trauma patients is expected to increase. Limited data are available about the possible patient safety challenges that elderly trauma patients face. The outcomes and characteristics are not described well. Therefore it is essential to correctly evaluate and treat patient for saving lives and improve quality of their life. It is also related with high cost. Therefore we would like to emphasise to approach geraitric patients with trauma in detail.

Course Objectives

  • Getting an overview of aging and effects on the body
  • Understanding the mechanism of injury and impact on elder patients
  • Understanding treatment approaches and emergence approach
  • Discussing Post-trauma care 

Who Should Attend?

  • Doctors
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Healthcare Policy Makers Anyone who wants to learn about geriatric trauma

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Definition of trauma 
  • Epidemiology and Incidence
  • Effects of Aging and Impact of Preexisting Conditions
  • Physiological changes in the elderly

Day 2

  • Mechanism of injury
  • Common high risk injuries
  • Challenges Facing Emergency Medical Services
  • Triage

Day 3

  • ABCDE approach
  • Secondary survey
  • Diagnostic laboratory testing
  • Imaging 

Day 4

  • Specific injuries
  • Rib fractures
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Medications

Day 5

  • Elder maltreatment
  • Ethical review of elder trauma
  • Teamwork
  • Post-trauma care