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Despite the fact that the geriatric patient population accounts a large and ever increasing proportion of ED visits the current ED model may not be adequate for geriatric adults. This highly interactive day-long course will be practical and specific to your needs. Attendees will work closely with a team of experts in Senior-friendly ED to increase their familiarity with the ACEP/SAEM/AGS/ENA Geriatric ED Guidelines and to develop strategies to transform their EDs for the oncoming Silver Boom.
Any ED interested in making high-yield changes to provide optimal care for the increasing volume of older patients over the next decade. Creating a senior-friendly ED is an interdisciplinary collaborative team project and we encourage participants to consider registering in department-based “teams.” The best value would be for a team of MD, RN, an in-hospital clinician (geriatrician, internist, social worker), and a hospital administrator. The day’s activities will be highly interactive and will require a small amount of advance preparation.
"The Senior-friendly ED Course held recently here in Winnipeg was fantastic. The faculty was excellent and the program kept the participants engaged for the entire day. Our teams left the day with practical ideas that they could take back to their EDs the next day to begin to make our services more senior-friendly. I would highly recommend this program for all ED leadership."
"With the aging population our ED’s are seeing more geriatric patients with complex care needs than ever before. The Senior Friendly ED Course was a fun, interactive, collaborative workshop that provided us with the opportunity to learn practical solutions to to both clinical and administrative issues."
"The day explored linkages between the ED and the community and throughout our hospitals. We appreciated the opportunity to hear about similar challenges other ED’s were experiencing with providing effective ED senior care, and more importantly we found the opportunity to learn about the solutions that others have implemented in their ED’s to be extremely valuable; in particular the Geriatric Guidelines and information presented in the round table forum are ideas we could take away."
"We would definitely recommend this course to other physician and nursing administrative teams who are wanting to make an impactful change in the care of Senior Patients who attend their ED’s and hope to see you in Vancouver."
About the Course Director
Dr. Don Melady has been a staff Emergency Physician for 25 years, both in community hospitals and currently at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. For the past ten years, he has focused on Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM), care of older people in acute care including a curriculum in Geri EM for EM residents and nurse and an online accredited continuing medical education resource for practicing clinicians www.geri-em.com. He is a core faculty of both the Geriatric ED Collaborative in the US and the Acute Care of the Elderly Collaborative in Canada; and chair of the CAEP and the International Federation of EM committees on Geriatric EM.