POSTED: April 17th, 2019
POSTED IN: Forum Topic, Members Annoucements, MOCEP, News,
In 2014, the ACEP Board of Directors formally endorsed the Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) Guidelines created collaboratively by ACEP, SAEM, AGS, and ENA in 2013. The GED Guidelines have since been endorsed by CAEP and AAEM.
So how does this impact your ED? Contrary to their name, the GED Guidelines are intended to improve older adults’ outcomes of care following an ED visit for departments and hospitals of all sizes, not only those with geriatric-specific emergency departments. GED accreditation opportunities now exist for hospitals of all sizes and three EDs in Missouri have already been accredited. The photo below shows the celebration at St. Louis’ Missouri Baptist Medical Center after they attained Level 3 accreditation in January 2019.
To learn more about GED accreditation, visit https://www.acep.org/geda/. Want to learn more about the ACEP GED Guidelines or Accreditation? Join us in St. Louis at the MOCEP Emergency Medicine Leadership Summit on May 22, 2019, for a presentation on “Accrediting your ED for Geriatrics – Why and How” presented by Christopher Carpenter, MD, FACEP, AGSF.