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Four groups of chronic conditions account for about two-thirds of the gap in mortality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians:

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1. Circulatory disease (24%)

2. Endocrine metabolic and nutritional disorders (21%)

3. Cancer (12%)

4. Respiratory diseases (12%)

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What are the seven principles of Aged care?

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1. Support

2. Preferences

3. Environment

4. Complex

5. Individual

6. Ability 

7. Liason 

 

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What are some of the end of life symptoms for patients?

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1. Pain 

2. Agitation

3. Nausea (& vomiting)

4. Emergencies

5. Respiratory 

6. Other

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What is the full list of near death symptoms?

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1. peripheral shutdown and cyanosis

2. changes in respiratory patterns (eg. Cheyne~Stokes breathing)

3. drowsiness and reduced cognition (no response to verbal and/or physical stimuli)

4. uncharacteristic or recent restlessness and agitation

5. retained upper airways secretions

6. cardiac signs (eg. hypotension, tachycardia)

7. decreased mobility (eg. becoming bed bound)

8. decreased ability to swallow safely.

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What is your role as the podiatrist:

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1. Routine nail care

2. Neurovascular assessment

3. Footwear & Orthotic prescription

4. Musculoskeletal management

5. Foot deformities

6. Maintaining Function and Independence