Recommended Reading

In December, Dr. Kevin Biese highlights some news articles, some basics to become familiar with, and a radio program from NPR.

Dr. Kevin Biese

The Recommended Reading list is brought to you each month by a different GEDC Faculty member.

Dr. Kevin Biese's Recommended Reading List

Here and Now Radio Program

A brief national NPR segment aired Thanksgiving 2019 on the spread of Geriatric EDs, why they matter, and why we need a whole lot more of them. This program is great to share with hospital leadership and patient representatives.

Listen to it here

Geriatric EDs in the News

Below are two quick reads from nationally prominent newspapers about the early rise of Geriatric EDs. These are also great to share with hospital leadership and patient representatives.

Washington Post article US News article

GEDC according to AGS

This is a brief overview of who GEDC is as we work closely with AGS to bring you valuable resources in Geriatric Emergency Medicine best practice and more.

Read the article

GED Accreditation

The link below will take you to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation website.  This is the place to go to get your ED recognized as a Geriatric (excellent) Emergency Department. It spells out what it takes to become GEDA certified and more.


About the Author

Kevin Biese

MD, MAT ( Co-PI )

Dr. Kevin Biese serves as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Internal Medicine, Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs, and Co-Director of the Division of Geriatrics Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine as well as a consultant with West Health. With the support of the John A. Hartford and West Health Foundations, and alongside Dr. Ula Hwang, he serves as Co-PI of the national Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative. He is grateful to chair the first Board of Governors for the ACEP Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program. His passion is for improved education and systems of care for older adults, and he has published multiple materials in both these areas.

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