Elderly in ED

  1. CPR is futile, harmful and unwanted evil
  2. Bilateral Cellulitis doesn’t exits
  3. Stop the statins over 80
  4. The lowest mortality BP in the very elderly / frail / demented is 160-180 systolic
  5. You can destroy very carefully orchestrated plans by community care teams
  6. Don’t urine dip > 65y olds
  7. Smelly urine is not indicative of UTI
  8. Never do Postural BP
  9. Ignore borderline troponin
  10. Use age adjusted D-Dimer

The 7 Secrets of Happiness

‘The 7 Secrets of Happiness: An Optimist’s Journey’

Gyles Brandreth inspired by the late Professor Anthony Clare (‘In the psychiatrist’s chair’)
One: Cultivate a Passion
Two: Be a Leaf on a Tree – be a part of something bigger than yourself
Three: Break The Mirror – avoid introspection
Four: Don’t Resist Change
Five: Audit Your Happiness – keep a gratitude list
Six: Live in The Moment – seize the day
Seven: Be Happy – choose to be optimistic – fake it to make it!