Geriatric Infections

  • Skill Level
    beginner
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    56 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Infectious diseases are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the elderly and account for one-third of all deaths in people 65 years and older. Ageing is associated with a variety of physiological changes and progressive decline in physiological homeostasis. read more »»

Early detection is more difficult in the elderly since physical signs are typically absent. 90% of deaths in the elderly are due to either infections or hospital-acquired pneumonia, later comes urinary tract infections. Frequency and severity of infections are modified by various factors like immunosenescence, comorbid chronic diseases.

This course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily will help you understand infections in the elderly, clinical manifestations, management, and a lot more to upgrade your knowledge.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Basics in infections in elderly
  • Causes of increased susceptibility
  • Clinical manifestations of different infections and their management

Instructor

Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


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DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

For: beginners

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