Tuesday, June 6, 2017 • 15:30- 17:00
Track 3 – GERIATRICS
Behavioural Disturbances in Older ED Patients - Dr. Don Melady
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.
- 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
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.
- 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
|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
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.
- 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