Concepts in Practice: Geriatric Emergency Departments
In 2018, the American College of Emergency Physicians began accrediting facilities as geriatric emergency departments (EDs) according to adherence to the multiorganizational guidelines published in 2014.
The geriatric ED guideline recommendations span the care continuum. Southerland and colleagues (2019) recently compared four geriatric ED models of care to provide practical examples and guidance for institutions considering developing geriatric EDs.
Examples of specific institutions and their operational metrics were provided.