With Contributions from GEDC Faculty
This paper explores trends in VA outpatient analgesic use since the initiation of the opioid safety initiative. Opioid use sharply declined while increasing the use of non-opioid analgesics, especially acetaminophen.
The ACE Model, an Interdisciplinary Team approach to care for older adults in the Emergency Department, is discussed here.
Overview of ED discharge protocols and “vulnerability” screening instruments for older adults.
Transdisciplinary perspectives exploring high-yield collaborations between basic science and clinical investigators in aging research from the Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists (GEMSSTAR) U13 meetings.
Observations in mentoring early-stage clinical investigators across medical and surgical specialties from the Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists (GEMSSTAR) leadership.
A prospective observational analysis demonstrating that neither altered mental status nor lethargy significantly increases the probability of bacterial illness in older adults.
This survey examined all U.S. emergency departments self-identifying themselves as Geriatric Emergency Departments (GEDs) and providing enhanced geriatric emergency care services.
This White Paper describes the state of GEM education, identifies the challenges it faces, and reviews innovations, including research presented at the 2018 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Scientific Meeting.
An interdisciplinary/interprofessional statement about need and solutions to increase outpatient assessment of cognitive impairment in the aging population.