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Making the Case

In this section you’ll find articles and links to resources that support the case for senior-friendly change hospital wide and specifically in emergency departments. Here we will re-post or link to news articles relating to senior-friendly change, research papers, first hand success stories, and sustainable models.

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

Top 10 articles on the Geriatric Emergency Department

In Emergency Departments, we tend to follow the evidence to make practice change. However when creating a geriatric ED, the evidence sometimes is lacking:  adopting or adapting “best practices&...Read More

A CEO’s Story

On December 6th, I met Joseph Mapa, former CEO of the Sinai Health System. He was at the head of this hospital when the Senior-Friendly Emergency Department story started. I was initially planning to...Read More

Geriatric ERs Reduce Stress, Medical Risks for Elderly Patients

NEW YORK – The Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room looks and sounds like hundreds of others across the country: Doctors rush through packed hallways; machines beep incessantly; paramedics wheel stret...Read More