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 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.