Management of Older Adult Falls and Mobility in the Emergency Department
An Implementation Toolkit
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.
Dr. Teresita Hogan is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Geriatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine. Her clinical research interest are Geriatric EM, Quality Improvement, Emergency Pain Management, Emergency Management of Falls in Older Adults, and Models of Care. Dr. Hogan is the ACEP representative to the AGS and serves on the executive committee Section for Enhancing Geriatric Understanding and Expertise among Surgical and Medical Specialists. She is an expert in graduate medical education and led the expert consensus process to establish The Geriatric Competencies for Emergency Medicine Residents.
She has also worked on identifying the number and characteristics of geriatric emergency departments across the United States and is a member of the GEDA Board of Governors.
Aaron Malsch is the Senior Services Program Coordinator at Aurora Health Care in Eastern Wisconsin. He supports several geriatric models of care (NICHE, Geri ED, HELP, ACE Tracker, Geriatric Scholars) that has resulted in the expansion to multiple sites nationally. His focus is on nursing and interprofessional practice as it relates to the elder population throughout the Aurora system of clinics, hospitals, emergency departments, home care services, and long term setting partners. In support of these models of care, Aaron has developed expertise in developing EHR workflow tools and reports to facilitate front line staff’s efforts and demonstrate outcomes. He has lead the Geriatric ED implementation and achieved ACEP Geri ED accreditation at 5 Aurora EDs as of 2019. Aaron contributes nationally to the improvement of care for older adults, highlighted by being a member of the geriatric committee at the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), co-planner of GEDC symposium at the ENA conference in 2017 & 2018, and reviewer of Geriatric ED Accreditation program at American College of Emergency Department.
Dr. Michael Malone is the Medical Director of Aurora Health Care - Senior Services and the Aurora at Home. He is a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He also serves as the Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program at Aurora Health Care. Dr. Malone received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas; he completed his internal medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee. His Aurora Health Care practice is to home-bound older persons in inner-city Milwaukee.