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South Australia has an ‘aged’ population. Multi-morbidity of chronic illness increases with age, along with medication use. Poly-pharmacy can create many problems including impacts on health and well-being/hospitalisation rates.

Multi Morbidity & Poly Pharmacy in Older Persons

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

6PM - 9PM (ACST)

Online via Zoom

*Moved to completely online

FREE

Funded by Adelaide PHN

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GP's, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Pharmacists in the Adelaide metropolitan area

About

South Australia has an ‘aged’ population. Multi-morbidity of chronic illness increases with age, along with medication use. Poly-pharmacy can create many problems including impacts on health and well-being/hospitalisation rates.

• Definition of terms
• Is it a problem? (recent studies, statistics etc)
• Current approaches to multi-morbidity management and perceived barriers/enablers to deliver appropriate medication administration
• Addressing conflicting prescriber advice
• Adherence to treatment plans/optimising care plans
• What is best practice?
• How/where does the practitioner incorporate patient’s preferences in clinical decision making.

Learning Outcomes

Sessions

Registration & Dinner

6PM - 6:30PM

Workshop

6:30PM - 9PM

Speakers

Dr Alicia Innis

Geriatrician

Complete Geriatrics Adelaide

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Dr Alicia Innis

Geriatrician

Complete Geriatrics Adelaide, Fullarton Specialists

Dr Alicia Innis is an Australian trained geriatrician. She completed medical school in 2010 and moved to South Australia to pursue physician training. She provides compassionate, personalised and quality care.

Dr Innis enjoys all aspects of geriatric medicine.

Particular interests include memory assessment, falls assessment, comprehensive geriatric assessment, polypharmacy and Advance Care Planning. She enjoys capacity assessments and reviewing patients with atypical cognitive disorders.

Dr Innis consults at 3 locations including Fullarton Specialists, Morphett Vale and Glenelg. She also holds a position as Staff Specialist at Royal Adelaide Hospital.

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.