- To describe practical changes that an ED can implement to more completely assess older people who have fallen or who are at risk of future falls.
- To review both evidence and experience that supports the benefit of those programmes
- To present two real-life examples from EDs that have implemented falls assessment programmes.
Shan Liu, MD
Teresita Hogan, MD, GEDC Core Faculty
University of Chicago
Jessica Babbitt, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Inpatient Physical therapist
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Elizabeth Goldberg, MD
Providence, Rhode Island
Dr. Don Melady is an emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada and a founding member of the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative. He is the author of the website www.geri-EM.com – a CME accredited program for geriatric emergency medicine education – and the chair of the Geriatric EM committee of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.