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 Emergency Medicine

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 Emergency Medicine

Creator

Carpenter C R; Bromley M; Caterino J M; Chun A; Gerson L W; Greenspan J; Hwang U; John D P; Lyons W L; Platts-Mills T F; Mortensen B; Ragsdale L; Rosenberg M; Wilber S

Publisher

Academic Emergency Medicine

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 a strained health care system. In response, geriatric emergency medicine (EM) clinicians, educators, and researchers collaborated with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) 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 attribute of the geriatric ED and received formal approval from the boards of directors for each of the four societies in 2013 and 2014. This article is intended to introduce EM and geriatric health care providers to the guidelines, while providing proposals for educational dissemination, refinement via formal effectiveness evaluations and cost-effectiveness studies, and institutional credentialing. (C) 2014 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Subject

Emergency Medicine

Identifier

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

806-809

Issue

7

Volume

21

Citation

Carpenter C R; Bromley M; Caterino J M; Chun A; Gerson L W; Greenspan J; Hwang U; John D P; Lyons W L; Platts-Mills T F; Mortensen B; Ragsdale L; Rosenberg M; Wilber S, “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 Emergency Medicine,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 29, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8808.

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