Preparing your Emergency Department for Patients on Amyloid-Targeting Therapy

Tips for Administrative Needs, Protocols, and Interdisciplinary Communication

What's Inside

This toolkit is designed to help emergency departments be prepared for imaging and managing patients on amyloid-targeting therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. Developed in collaboration with Efficient CME, the toolkit includes educational materials for clinicians about Amyloid-Targeting Therapy, ARIA severity grading, clinical symptoms of ARIA, MRI protocols, effective communication strategies between the ED and radiology, general ARIA management and treatments, and contraindications for medication management.

The toolkit includes a variety of other tools developed in collaboration with Efficient CME that will support EDs in responding to ARIA and properly managing patients on amyloid-targeting therapies.


Kevin Biese

MD, MAT ( Co-PI )

Dr. Kevin Biese serves as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Internal Medicine, Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs, and Co-Director of the Division of Geriatrics Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine as well as a consultant with West Health. With the support of the John A. Hartford and West Health Foundations, and alongside Dr. Ula Hwang, he serves as Co-PI of the national Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative. He is grateful to chair the first Board of Governors for the ACEP Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program. His passion is for improved education and systems of care for older adults, and he has published multiple materials in both these areas.

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