Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines

Product Type : Clinical Guidelines & Recommendations
Language : English
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society
Editors : American College of Emergency Physicians; The American Geriatrics Society; Emergency Nurses Association; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Year of publication : 2013-2014


The purpose of these Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines is to provide a standardized set of guidelines that can effectively improve the care of the geriatric population and which is feasible to implement in the Emergency Department. These guidelines create a template for staffing, equipment, education, policies and procedures, follow-up care, and performance improvement measures.

The recommendations found in this packet represent research and consensus-based best practices from the perspectives of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, American Geriatrics Society, and Emergency Nurses Association. With implementation of the following recommendations, hospitals, regardless of size, will positively impact the care of the geriatric emergency patients.

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