Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group

Resources and Training

Resources

Statement on Minimum Standards for the Care of Older People in Emergency Departments

Statement on Minimum Standards for the Care of Older People in Emergency Departments

English

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White Paper on the Care of Older People with Acute illness and Injury in the Emergency Department

White Paper on the Care of Older People with Acute illness and Injury in the Emergency Department

English

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PDF

PDF

Latest news and articles

The life of older people in war torn Ukraine

The life of older people in war torn Ukraine

08 September 2022

Denys ShchetkovskyIreland On the 24th of February, Russia began a full scale war, invading Ukraine. Russian military... Read more

ED in the Home (EDITH)

ED in the Home (EDITH)

08 September 2022

Cliona Doyle, Ireland Our Emergency Department (ED) sees over 60,000 annual attendances with 49% of these are aged 6... Read more

Prehospital transfer support

Prehospital transfer support

06 September 2022

Will Jones (Business Analyst) and Jay Banerjee (Consultant in Geriatric Emergency Medicine) United Kingdom We have b... Read more

Fellowship in Syncope and Falls Related disorders

Fellowship in Syncope and Falls Related disorders

05 September 2022

Mustafa MehmoodIreland Was it a fall? Did the patient black out? Can I explain how the patient ended up with that de... Read more

The first European Geriatric Emergency Medicine Guidelines

The first European Geriatric Emergency Medicine Guidelines

01 September 2022

Bas de Groot Netherlands In 2021 the European Taskforce for Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) presented the first E... Read more

A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist in the Emergency Department

A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist in the Emergency Department

17 December 2021

Íde O’Shaughnessy Ireland  Over two years ago, I joined the Occupational Therapy department in University Hospital Li... Read more

Geriatric Emergency Medicine in Hong Kong

Geriatric Emergency Medicine in Hong Kong

17 December 2021

Dr Patrick Leung Chairperson of GEM Subcommittee Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine  Hong Kong is one of the mos... Read more

Geriatric Emergency Medicine at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Geriatric Emergency Medicine at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

17 December 2021

Mark Er and David Madzinga Australia  Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital (HKH) is a major metropolitan hospital located on ... Read more

CARED programme Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Singapore

CARED programme Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Singapore

17 December 2021

Colin OngSingapore  Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Singapore has rolled out an initiative which puts in place case ... Read more

PACMAN in Sydney Local Health District

PACMAN in Sydney Local Health District

17 December 2021

Dr Sinéad Ní Bhraonáin Australia  In Sydney Local Health District, we recognise that coming to an Emergency Departmen... Read more

Delirium Management in the Emergency Department – an Irish National Approach

Delirium Management in the Emergency Department – an Irish National Approach

16 December 2021

Kara McLoughlin, Susan O’Reilly, Louise Martin, Niamh O’Regan, Suzanne Timmons, Rachel Doyle Ireland  There is a stea... Read more

Pathfinder

Pathfinder

19 July 2021

Paul Maloney, Ireland  Member of the IFEM Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group Read more

ED physician-based nursing home assistance

ED physician-based nursing home assistance

17 July 2021

Claus-Henrik Rasmussen, Nina Andersen, Søren Mikkelsen, Mikkel Brabrand, Annmarie Lassen As an alternative to ambulan... Read more

Developing a Provincial Emergency Department Delirium Pathway

Developing a Provincial Emergency Department Delirium Pathway

14 July 2021

Britanny Ellis  Delirium is a commonly missed diagnosis in emergency departments throughout the world, and this is as... Read more

Value-based care of older people

Value-based care of older people

10 July 2021

Maaret Castrén, Lauri Mäki  Long-term residential care facility (LTRCF) residents are often transferred to emergency ... Read more