Thursday, May 19, 2016

Senior ED

Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum - 5/17/2016 - By: Trish Jones, MD 
"All my life, I've had a passion for working with our elders. As a teen, I loved volunteering in our church's senior fitness program. And I gained even greater empathy by caring for each of my parents through a serious illness. Today, I'm an assistant ED medical director at the Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. Like most large EDs, ours can be a loud, busy, bewildering place. This is especially true for the large population of elders who visit us each year. When I learned that CEP America and Saint Agnes were collaborating on the development of a new Senior ED, I jumped at the chance to get involved. In today's post, I'll describe how we created a setting that helps elders feel safe and empowered while boosting our hospital's quality metrics..."