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Welcome to the Geriatrician's toolkit WikiEdit

An open-source textbook for any health professionals interested in geriatric medicine

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Do you have something you would like to write about? If you have some knowledge and want to spread it, then please do. Don't worry if you are not an expert in the area, it's important for someone to write the first draft, then others can strengthen it later. Read this first!

What can I edit?

Everything! Just remember that changes are tracked.

Ideas pageEdit

Have a look at some of the ideas that people have suggested for the wiki, or add your own!
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Table of contentsEdit

(here we can list pages as we add them)

Suggestions for starters: (very open to change)

Section 1: Presenting complaints - how to assess initial PCs in older people
Mobility problems ("Off legs")
General decline
Confusion
Falls
Incontinence
Collapse
Fatigue
Tremor
Section 2: Examination - how to tailor your examination
Integrated examination
Section 3: Conditions & syndromes - disease specific entries
Dementia
Delirium
Syncope
Stroke
Osteoporosis
Frailty
Parkinson's disease
Epilepsy
Section 4: Special considerations
Perioperative management
Capacity assessment
Elder abuse
Section 5: Skills - advice on how to pick up the required skills to assess older people
Section 6: Subspecialisation
Interface/community geriatrics
Orthogeriatrics
Surgical liaison


Other important pages:
Please read before adding to the wiki!
Disclaimer
Philosophy of the toolkit

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