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.
Aaron Malsch MS, RN, GCNS-BC and Lisa Entringer RN
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.
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.
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