Caregiver support in the emergency department can lead to improved patient care, decreased suffering and lower costs. Identifying caregivers and inviting them onto the healthcare team enhances care. It is useful to document risk factors for caregiver stress and provide resources. The Kingston Caregiver Stress Scale is a tool suitable for assessing needs of caregivers. Multiple health professionals in the emergency department can be utilized to support caregivers.
Kim, Candace; Butler, Dawn; and James, Todd C.
"Caregiver Support in the Emergency Department,"
Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: https://institutionalrepository.aah.org/jgem/vol2/iss11/2