Many older patients are in the ED not because of dementia but with dementia. This Implementation Toolkit contains resources that can help you make changes in your ED to provide better care for those patients. It includes resources and tools and links to the evidence to support their implementation.
Dr. Chris Carpenter is dual-board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine and is Professor in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. His funded research interests include diagnostics, dementia, falls prevention, and implementation science. He is on the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Board of Directors as well as the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policy Committee. He is also Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine, Associate Editor of both Annals of Internal Medicine’s ACP Journal Club and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. He co-led the collaboration to develop the American College of Emergency Physician/American Geriatrics Society Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines As well as the International Standards for Reporting of Implementation Research (StaRI) reporting guidelines. He is also faculty for Emergency Medical Abstracts and Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine courses, as well as a contributor to Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine and Sketchy EBM.
The West Health Institute and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC) co-produced these toolkits to provide resources for implementing the best standards of care for older adults in the Emergency Department. You are encouraged to choose and adapt the resources which are most relevant to your site.