GED Collaborative Blog

Interdisciplinary voices in geriatric care

29 blog posts
  • A Geriatric ED Checklist

    Dr. Don Melady

    Do you want to be a truly senior-friendly ED? Here is a checklist of all the possible interventions and improvements you could make.

  • The Basics: Policies, Procedures & Protocols

    Don Melady

    A quick reference for the senior-friendly policies, procedures and protocols you can use in your Emergency Department today.

  • A Pharmacist’s Role in the Senior-friendly ED

    Don Melady

    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.

  • GEAR Consensus Conference Summary

    Dr. Ula Hwang

    The GEAR Consensus Conference took place on October 25-26, 2019 in Denver, Colerado. Full conference summary is available here.

  • Emergency Department Environmental Interventions to Improve the Care for Older Patients

    Michael L. Malone, MD, Adam Perry, MD, and Rebecca Weeks, MSN, RN

    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.

  • Delirium Screening at UNC Hillsborough

    Julie Reitz, Katie Davenport, Christina Shenvi and Kevin Biese

    We had a strong conviction, starting with UNC Hillsborough President Jeff Strickler and shared by ED nurse and physician champions, that ED care could indeed be better for older adults because it is the right thing to do. Also, becoming an accredited Geriatric ED helped give UNC Hillsborough a unique identity in the health care market. 

  • The Basics: Physical Environment & Equipment

    Don Melady

    A quick reference for improvements that can be made in the physical environment in any Emergency Department.

  • Nuances of Helping Older Patients with Moderate Dementia in the Emergency Department

    Michael L. Malone, MD

    The Geriatric Emergency Department Newsletter is the precursor to the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. In this issue, Dr. Micahel Malone explores the nuances in caring for older patients with moderate dementia in the Emergency Department.

  • Pain Management for Older Adults Who Can be Discharged from the Emergency Department

    Michael L. Malone, MD and Adam Perry, MD, and Rebecca Weeks BSN, MSN

    The Geriatric Emergency Department Newsletter is the precursor to the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. Here, the issues to consider before prescribing pain medication to older adults as well as ensuring a smooth transition of care are discussed.

  • Treatment of Older Adults in the Emergency Department with Moderate to Severe Pain

    Michael L. Malone, MD and Adam Perry, MD, and Rebecca Weeks BSN, MSN

    The Geriatric Emergency Department Newsletter is the precursor to the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. This issue discusses the challenges strategies for treating older adults with moderate to severe pain in the emergency department.

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