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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.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product:
Biese K, Roberts E, LaMantia M, Zamora Z, Shofer F, Snyder G, Patel A,Hollar D, Kizer JS, Busby-Whitehead J. Impact of a Geriatric Curriculum on Emergency Medicine Resident Attitudes, Knowledge, and Decision Making. Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine 2011; 18: S92-96.
Presidential Poster "Best Poster" Award in Emergency Medicine American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting 2011
Biese K, Roberts E, LaMantia M, Zamora Z, Shofer F, Snyder G, Patel A,Hollar D, Kizer JS, Busby-Whitehead J. Impact of a Geriatric Curriculum on Emergency Medicine Resident Attitudes, Knowledge, and Decision Making. Society Academic Emergency Medicine National Annual Assembly. Oral Presentation. Boston, MA June 3
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