Geriatric Emergency Departments On the Rise

Dr. Chris Carpenter

GEDC Faculty in the News

A local news station, WNDU – Channel 16 wrote a piece about the importance of specialized emergency care for older people, and the rise of Geriatric Emergency Departments. This short clip features GEDC’s Dr. Chris Carpenter discussing the differences between the average ED and a Geriatric Emergency Department.

You can read the full article and view the original video here.

About the Author

Chris Carpenter


Dr. Chris Carpenter is dual-board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine and is Professor in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. His funded research interests include diagnostics, dementia, falls prevention, and implementation science. He is on the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Board of Directors as well as the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policy Committee. He is also Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine, Associate Editor of both Annals of Internal Medicine’s ACP Journal Club and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. He co-led the collaboration to develop the American College of Emergency Physician/American Geriatrics Society Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines As well as the International Standards for Reporting of Implementation Research (StaRI) reporting guidelines. He is also faculty for Emergency Medical Abstracts and Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine courses, as well as a contributor to Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine and Sketchy EBM.

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