Resources for Nurses Caring for Older Patients in the ED

Older adults make up a large share of ED visits and often require additional consideration when receiving care. They are more likely to have clinical and social vulnerabilities that impact presentation of acute illness and needs related to care coordination. In order to best treat these patients, Geriatric Emergency Departments (GEDs) utilize nurse champions to drive initiatives related to geriatric care improvement. These roles are not exclusively clinical as they require active education, engagement, and outreach efforts. This page is dedicated to sharing resources, trainings, and best practices for GED nurses and nurse champions seeking to improve care for older adults in the ED.