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The Geri-ED Guidelines

The articles in this section summarize and discuss the topics covered in the Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines including staffing, policies and procedures, equipment, follow-up care, and performance improvement measures. If you’re wondering how to make your ED more senior-friendly, these Guidelines provide a comprehensive overview of what’s involved.

For the complete GeriED Guidelines, visit https://www.acep.org/geriedguidelines/.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine Guidelines: rationale

Geriatric Emergency Medicine Guidelines After two years of consensus-based work, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), the American ...Read More

A Senior-Friendly ED Checklist

A. Staffing A physician champion or medical director with some focussed education specifically relevant to the provision of emergency care of older people should be identified by administration. An i...Read More

Policies, Procedures and Protocols

To read more about or view the complete Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines please visit: https://www.acep.org/geriedguidelines/ In order to facilitate elderly care in the Emergency department,...Read More

Quality Improvement Strategies for the Senior-Friendly ED

Implementing new ideas, protocols, and tools is great. And if every member of the team is on board 100% of the time, it is even better. But the reality is not so always so rosy:  that is why a qualit...Read More

Staffing the Senior-Friendly ED

Staffing a senior-friendly ED means, in fact, building an interdisciplinary team. The guidelines state “The geriatric ED Staff and administration provides a multi-disciplinary team of care prov...Read More

Education in the Senior-Friendly ED

“The success of the Geriatric ED programs rests largely on the education of a multi-disciplinary staff directed toward the needs of the geriatric population.” What Should it Include? An e...Read More