How to improve care for seniors in the emergency department


Aurora West Allis Medical Center, Aurora Senior Services & Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin, Aurora Sinai Medical Center


Clinicians and health system leaders have recognized the unique and increasingly important role of the emergency department (ED) in addressing the needs of older adults. This chapter describes the context of care for older adults in the ED, and the common challenges to providing person-centered care. In addition, best practices that refl ect ACE principles of interdisciplinary, evidence-based care are offered to improve the outcomes and experience for older adults.

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Book Chapter

Book Chapter/Book Details

In: Malone ML, Capezuti EA, Palmer RM, eds. Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care. New York,NY: Humana Press; 2014:217.

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