Optimal Older Adult Emergency Care: Introducing Multidisciplinary Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines from the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society for Academic...

Title

Optimal Older Adult Emergency Care: Introducing Multidisciplinary Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines from the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society for Academic...

Creator

Carpenter Christopher R; Bromley Marilyn; Caterino Jeffrey M; Chun Audrey; Gerson Lowell W; Greenspan Jason; Hwang Ula; John David P; Lyons William L; Platts-Mills Timothy F; Mortensen Betty; Ragsdale Luna; Rosenberg Mark; Wilber Scott T

Publisher

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Date

2014
2014-07

Description

In the United States and around the world, effective, efficient, and reliable strategies to provide emergency care to aging adults is challenging crowded emergency departments ( EDs) and strained healthcare systems. In response, geriatric emergency medicine clinicians, educators, and researchers collaborated with the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine to develop guidelines intended to improve ED geriatric care by enhancing expertise, educational, and quality improvement expectations, equipment, policies, and protocols. These Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines represent the first formal society-led attempt to characterize the essential attributes of the geriatric ED and received formal approval from the boards of directors of each of the four societies in 2013 and 2014. This article is intended to introduce emergency medicine and geriatric healthcare providers to the guidelines while providing recommendations for continued refinement of these proposals through educational dissemination, formal effectiveness evaluations, cost-effectiveness studies, and eventually institutional credentialing.

Subject

Aged; Quality Improvement; Practice Guidelines; Emergency Patients; Multidisciplinary Care Team; American College of Emergency Physicians; American Geriatrics Society; Emergency Nurses Association; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine; Emergency Medicine – Standards; Geriatrics – Standards; Emergency Care – Standards – In Old Age; Gerontologic Care – Standards

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Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1360–1363

Issue

7

Volume

62

Citation

Carpenter Christopher R; Bromley Marilyn; Caterino Jeffrey M; Chun Audrey; Gerson Lowell W; Greenspan Jason; Hwang Ula; John David P; Lyons William L; Platts-Mills Timothy F; Mortensen Betty; Ragsdale Luna; Rosenberg Mark; Wilber Scott T, “Optimal Older Adult Emergency Care: Introducing Multidisciplinary Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines from the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society for Academic...,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5906.

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