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.
This invited JGEM editorial is in the context of the American Geriatrics Society's position paper on age-related considerations in resource allocation during the COVID-19 era. The authors describe their current experience in the emergency department and they reflect on how the concepts of the AGS position paper could be implemented in the Emergency Department.
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.
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.
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.
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.