The latest from GEDC
Ahead of the release of a supplement for the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, GEDC Faculty share important information about the care of older adults in the ED as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise in many areas of the US.
A one-pager for making the case for a Geriatric Emergency Department.
A one-page summary highlighting the importance of providing specialized care for older adults in EDs.
We know older adults require significantly more ED resources and time, and America’s rural population is characterized as older, sicker, poorer, and more medically vulnerable than counterparts in urban settings.
Providing food and drink in the emergency department (ED) is a fundamental aspect to care and comfort for those who are in need.
Strategies for creating a patient-centered disposition plan and mitigating the negative consequences of leaving against medical advice are discussed in this JGEM supplement, including safe care delivery models that avoid hospital admission.