Saturday, February 6, 2021

Care of Older People in the ED

IFEM Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group 
December 2020
Aging of populations around the world will continue in the coming decades. Improvements in their care are possible, most of them occurring at the local ED level. However, they require leadership and direction from national and international organisations. The IFEM Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group calls on the institutions of international emergency medicine to ensure that emergency health services are designed to optimally manage the health and social care needs of older people during and after acute illness or injury. IFEM encourages its member organisations to recognise and address the needs of this core user group, and to engage and collaborate across disciplines and across systems. Creating change and driving improvement will benefit patients, staff, health care systems, economies and our societies.”