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Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines


The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine announces the publication of a new document, Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines. This document is the product of two years of consensus-based collaborative work among representatives from SAEM, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, and the Emergency Nurses Association, and has been approved by the boards of directors of all four organizations.

The purpose of the 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 ED. These guidelines create a template for staffing, equipment, education, policies and procedures, follow-up care, and performance improvement measures.

The guidelines are available for download from SAEM, ACEP, AGS and ENA.