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ACEP Podcast: How does your institution become a Geriatric Emergency Department

In this ACEP Frontline podcast, host Dr. Ryan Stanton and his guests, Drs. Ula Hwang, Michael Malone, and Kevin Biese, wrap up a three-part series on the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program. “How does your institution become a GED?” presents how your ED can become more geriatric-focused, expert advice and pearls, and available resources… Read more »

Diabetes Tops Common Conditions For Frequent Geriatric Emergency Patients

Jan 28, 2019 WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Older adults go to the emergency department more often than other age groups, stay longer, and typically require more resources and medical interventions. The most common conditions among geriatric frequent users include diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure and blockage or damage to veins or arteries,… Read more »

KUSI: California’s first accredited emergency room created for seniors

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit at UC San Diego Health is California’s first accredited emergency room created specifically for seniors. The 11 new SECU patient rooms are equipped with sound-absorbing walls and ceilings to reduce ambient noise; a variable lighting system that orients patients to the actual time of… Read more »