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

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

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Abstract

The geriatric ED guideline recommendations represent best evidence and best practice-based research and consensus from the perspectives of ACEP, AGS, ENA, and SAEM. Three decades after the first SAEM Task Force recognized the challenges that an aging population would present to contemporary emergency medicine, these guidelines provide an opportunity to disseminate, adapt, and incorporate geriatric principles into the emergency medicine model of care. Effective implementation of these recommendations will positively influence the care of geriatric emergency patients for future generations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e3
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Volume63
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

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