Jan 20 2017 **SAVE THE DATE! **
Despite the fact that the geriatric patient population accounts a large and ever increasing proportion of ED visits the current ED model may not be adequate for geriatric adults. This highly interactive day-long course will be practical and specific to your needs. Attendees will work closely with a team of experts in Senior-friendly ED to increase their familiarity with the Geriatric ED Guidelines and to develop strategies to transform their EDs for the oncoming Silver Boom. Join the workshop on Jan 20 2017 in Vancouver to learn more about:
Defining the problem:
• Using case-based discussion and data from your site, how can you understand the challenges and barriers to excellent care of older people?
• What are some guidelines and evidence-based best practices from other high-functioning EDs that can be added at your site?
Advocating for change:
• What are priorities at your site? What can work? How can you make it happen?
Creating change at your site:
• How can you make change happen at your ED? Expert guides help you develop a QI project that you can implement immediately on return to your ED to improve care of older people.
Target Audience: Any ED interested in making high-yield changes to provide optimal care for the increasing volume of older patients over the next decade. Creating a senior-friendly ED is an interdisciplinary collaborative team project and we encourage participants to consider registering in department-based “teams.” The best value would be for a team of MD, RN, an in-hospital clinician (geriatrician, internist, social worker), and a hospital administrator. The day’s activities will be highly interactive and will require a small amount of preparation.
12.0 Mainpro+ / 6.0 MOC Section 3