WEBINAR: Advancing Geriatric Emergency Care: Best Practices and Accreditation Strategies (July 12, 2023)

4 min
July 12, 2023

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UC San Diego Health and West Health invite all clinical emergency department leaders interested in pursuing Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) accreditation to a sponsored educational webinar. Aligned to the Governor’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) to expand the network of GEDs throughout California, UC San Diego will provide geriatric education tailored for emergency department clinical leaders and share key resources for a successful GED accreditation application. 

This course is designed for emergency department (ED) clinical leaders interested in pursuing GED accreditation, such as ED medical directors, ED physician champions, ED nurse champions, and hospital leaders interested in learning more.

At the completion of the webinar, participants should be able to: 

  • Describe the components of a Geriatric Emergency Department (GED)
  • Recognize benefits of the GED model
  • List geriatric-specific syndromes, clinical issues, and psychosocial factors common among older adults in the ED
  • Explain the utility of the GED Guidelines and associated toolkits 
  • Identify a specific GED-related project to implement in their hospital
  • Articulate the components of a successful GED Accreditation application



  • 9:00-9:10 am – Introductions and Learning Objectives
  • 9:10-9:30 am – Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) model 
  • 9:30-9:40 am – Small group discussion
  • 9:40-9:55 am – GED Guidelines and Implementation Guide


  • 10:05-10:10 am – Question and answer session
  • 10:10-10:20 am – Video demonstrating the GED experience
  • 10:20-10:30 am – Implementing the GED model
  • 10:30-10:40 am – GED accreditation process
  • 10:40-10:55 am – Open discussion with GED experts
  • 10:55-11:00 am – Conclusion



James Killeen, MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Informatics Fellowship Director
Director of Urgent Care Services
UC San Diego Health Sciences
Department of Emergency Medicine


Vaishal Tolia, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Emergency and Internal Medicine
Emergency Department Medical Director
UC San Diego Health



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Name Name of Ineligible Company Nature of Relevant Relationship
James Killeen, MD NONE  Not applicable
Vaishal Tolia, MD, MPH NONE  Not applicable
Renee Tyska, RN, BSN NONE  Not applicable
Kaylee Knowles, MSc, MCHES NONE  Not applicable
John Cressler NONE  Not applicable


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University of California San Diego School of Medicine would like to thank the Gary and Mary West Health Institute for providing educational support of this activity.