Why Geriatric EDs - VIDEO

The story of Mrs. Smith

Geriatric emergency departments ensure the best care for older adult patients by incorporating geriatric-specific screening protocols and procedures into triage and care. In this video, we see how some small changes to care can mean huge changes for older adult patients.

Mrs. Smith has a fall while tending to her garden, and has to go to the emergency department for care. See how a Geriatric ED can help prevent delirium, improve treatment time, avoid hospital admission, and get Mrs. Smith back to living independently and gardening.

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