Description: This presentation will review the state of the evidence on frailty and its implications to Emergency Medicine. Current frailty screening and assessment measures will be discussed focusing on feasibility, clinical properties, and their operationalization.
- Improve understanding of frailty and how it can be defined
- Identify screening and assessment tools that may be amenable for use in Emergency Medicine
- Explore controversies around frailty evaluation and management in Emergency Medicine
- Frailty is a state of extreme vulnerability that can be measured
- Frailty and acuity both contribute to patient outcomes
- Grading frailty can help with care planning in Emergency Medicine
Biography: Judah Goldstein is the Research Coordinator for Emergency Health Services, Nova Scotia. He is a Primary Care Paramedic and has completed an Interdisciplinary PhD from Dalhousie University.Judah is an Assistant Professor with the Dalhousie University Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Emergency Medical Services and affiliated scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Department of Emergency Medicine.