This article describes the impact of COVID-19 on this diverse, vulnerable population living in communal facilities. We outline key issues that will predictably arise between nursing homes and EDs in the COVID-19 era.
This list of links and resources is updated regularly with the latest in COVID-19 resources for EDs looking after older patients.
This Supplement to Volume 1, Issue 4 of the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine provides a practical one-pager for download and a simple overview for preventing delirium in older ED patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this special edition of the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative provides the latest information on COVID-19 for care providers of older adults in the Emergency Department.
The Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, February 2020. Volume 1, Issue 2 is a brief topic review of the emergency department care of an older patient with sepsis.
Dr. Chris Carpenter highlights a brief history of how GEAR came to be through decades of research.
The Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, January 2020. Volume 1, Issue 1 covering the diagnosis and treatment of older adults with possible influenza.
Dr. Chris Carpenter discusses the difference a Geriatric Emergency Department makes in this news feature from WNDU Channel 16 news.
At Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, the move towards being a senior-friendly ED has been a project of more than 15 years. It has been an organic approach to system transformation – i.e. one little change at a time leading to bigger changes.
For December's Recommended Reading, Dr. Kevin Biese highlights some news articles, some basics, and a radio program from NPR.
This issue of the GED Newsletter looks a the nuance and challenges faced when dealing with older adults presenting with influenza in the Emergency Department.
he goal of this study was to assess the ability of a two‐question triage screen combined with documented chief complaint to effectively identify the occurrence of fall in undifferentiated ED patients aged 65 years or older.
The Geri ED program at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Centre started in 2014 at the grass-roots level where a team of ED RNs & MDs came together to address the vulnerabilities of older adults who present in the ED but are discharged back to the community.
Exploration of advantages and disadvantages of differing approaches to deliver geriatric-friendly emergency care, including observation units, opinion leaders, and geriatric-specific ED.
Do you want to be a truly senior-friendly ED? Here is a checklist of all the possible interventions and improvements you could make.
A quick reference for the senior-friendly policies, procedures and protocols you can use in your Emergency Department today.
An interview with two senior-friendly pharmacists highlighting the important role of medication reconciliation for older ED patients and the benefits of involving a pharmacist in the ED team.
The GEAR Consensus Conference took place on October 25-26, 2019 in Denver, Colerado. Full conference summary is available here.
The Geriatric Emergency Department Newsletter is the precursor to the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. In this issue, the various low-cost environmental interventions that can improve the care for older adults in the Emergency Department are outlined.