University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
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.
- 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.