Don Melady

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 • 15:30- 17:00
Track 3 – GERIATRICS
WCC: Garibaldi

Behavioural Disturbances in Older ED Patients - Dr. Don Melady

Description:

Behavioural disturbances in older patients are distressing for them and for ED staff. This presentation will review this common ED problem – whether caused by delirium or dementia – and provide helpful compassionate solutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between delirium and the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
  • Describe the challenges and needs of older people with behavioural symptoms in the ED
  • Identify opportunities for ED clinicians in responding to those needs

The Geriatric ED Patient: Medically Stable, but Can't Go Home. Now What Do I Do?! - Dr. Stacy Ackroyd-Stolarz

Description:

This presentation will discuss observations that most emergency physicians have very little idea of what “all of you people” actually do — and how/what an interdisciplinary team can contribute to older people — and how many problems you can solve! A discussion of targeted volunteer engagement will be included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe ED-specific roles for members of an interdisciplinary geriatric team (PT/OT/SW/case manager) in improving care for complex older ED patients
  • Present two common cases in which members of an interdisciplinary geriatric team can expedite disposition
  • Address common administrative challenges and solutions with implementing an interdisciplinary geriatric ED team
  • Identify opportunities for using volunteers to enhance care of older ED patients

Lightning Oral

LO78 – Frailty assessments of older Canadians using emergency health services: The FOCUS study Dr. Jacques Lee

The New Old School: Becoming an Emergency Geriatrician - Dr. Adam Perry

Description:

In this presentation, why geriatric EM education and system evolution is high yield will be outlined. What a geriatrics fellowship taught Dr. Perry about caring for older adults and how this translates into better ED practices will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Detail the components of the ED evaluation of older adults
  • Explain illness trajectories and how the emergency department fits into the geriatric continuum of care
  • Access high yield geriatric emergency medicine learning resources