Geriatric Emergency Medicine

As our global patient population ages, it is increasingly important that emergency physicians have specialized knowledge in the care of elderly patients. This six-part series of cases focuses on the management of geriatric patients in the ED and was written by Drs. Victoria Brazil, Nemat Alsaba, and Rebecca Shaw.

Dr. Victoria Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator. She is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at the Gold Coast Health Service, and at Bond University medical program. Victoria’s main interests are in connecting education with patient care – through healthcare simulation, technology enabled learning, faculty development activities, and talking at conferences. Victoria is an enthusiast in the social media and #FOAMed world (@SocraticEM), and she is co-producer of Simulcast ( Dr. Nemat Alsaba (@talk2nemat) is an Emergency physician with a special interest in Geriatric Emergency Medicine, medical education and simulation. She is trying her best to combine these interests to improve Geriatric patient care across all health sectors. She is also an Assistant professor in medical education and simulation at Bond university. Dr. Rebecca Shaw is an emergency physician currently working as a Medical Education Fellow within the Emergency department of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, Australia.

GeriEM Case 1: Delirium

GeriEM Case 2: Chronic Digoxin Toxicity

GeriEM Case 3: Termination of Resuscitation

GeriEM Case 4: End of Life Care

GeriEM Case 5: Trauma with Head Injury

GeriEM Case 6: Elder Abuse