Module 3 Identifying Frailty

The module includes an explanation of the range of validated tools for both opportunistic or reactive frailty identification, as well as proactive tools.  Understanding of assessing different levels of frailty is applied through the John, Barbara and Mike case examples. 

The objectives of the module are to:

  • Explain how improved understanding of frailty has led to development of validated tools for identifying potential frailty and assessing levels of frailty.
  • Provide an overview of opportunistic and reactive tools for identifying frailty.
  • Introduce the electronic Frailty Index (eFI) as a population-based tool to identify the risk of frailty.
  • Provide practical experience of applying the Dalhousie (Rockwood) Clinical Frailty Scale.

Local Trainer Resources include:

  • Identifying Frailty powerpoint presentation and associated speaker notes
  • Clinical Frailty Scale case studies template and answers
  • Clinical Frailty Scale handout

This module forms part of the following bundles: