Senior-Friendly Emergency Department Course: A sharing experience

January 20th was an incredible day. Firs of all, it was sunny in Vancouver and I could see the mountains from my hotel room. But most importantly, I spent the day with a team of expert in geriatric emergency medicine and 140 motivated and eager health care professionals who wished to know and to do …

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Goals of care discussions: which approach is best?

In the emergency department, although we are the first line for the sickest patients, we tend to defer the "goals of care discussion" to the admission team. Reasons are numerous: it is time-consuming, we often do not have access to all the information necessary, and in geriatric we are confronted to cognitively non-intact patient frequently …

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Senior-friendly CARE

Senior-friendly ED, what about senior-friendly CARE? Focussing about changing things our own department or hospital is a certainly great and I would encourage everyone to engage yourself into changing one thing about geriatric care. Great project usually starts with small project. The thing is, this silver tsunami issue is not only happening in the ED, …

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