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Caring for Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department: An interactive lecture series

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Caring for Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department: An interactive lecture series

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Authors:  
Ellen Roberts, MPH, Kevin Biese, MPH, John Steve Kizer, MPH, Anthony J Caprio, MPH, Michael A LaMantia, MPH, Christine Khandelwal, MPH, Jan Busby-Whitehead, MPH
Sponsor: 
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents (GSR)
John A. Hartford Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20964
Posted: 
04/27/2012
Updated: 
04/27/2012
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Abstract: 

Caring for Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department: An interactive lecture series is a series of six lectures with multiple choice questions designed to introduce Emergency Medicine (EM) care givers to key concepts in caring for elderly patients.  The lectures address key concepts in elderly trauma, acute abdominal pain, iatrogenic injuries, altered mental status, medication management, and transitions of care and were designed by physicians in The Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).  The multiple choice questions can be used to asses the learners retention after the lecture series, or to test their knowledge base prior to delivering the lectures.  This curriculum was successfully delivered to the EM residents at UNC with resulting improvements in care delivery to elderly Emergency Department patients at our institution.

Educational objectives: 
  • To increase emergency medicine care givers knowledge of geriatric principals of care
  • To promote safe delivery of care for geriatric patients in emergency departments
  • To encourage emergency medicine care givers to continue to expand their knowledge base and educate colleagues in geriatric care
  • Each interactive lecture has specific objectives.
Discipline/specialty: 
Estimated time to complete: 
More than 3 hours
Contact person/corresponding author: 
Kevin Biese: kbiese@med.unc.edu
Suggested Citation:
Kevin Biese, Ellen Roberts, John Steve Kizer, Anthony J Caprio, Michael A LaMantia, Christine Khandelwal and Jan Busby-Whitehead. Caring for Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department: An interactive lecture series. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20964