The GEMSIG is underpinned by several policies and guidelines:
ACEM: Policy on the Care of Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department
American College of Emergency Physicians: Quality Care for Older People with Urgent and Emergency Care Needs
The Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Position Statement: The Management of Older Patients in the Emergency Department
6 April 2017: GEM Seminar
You can also check our Calendar
of events to find something that may be of interest to you.
Dr Carolyn Hullick tells us how she’s changing
the conversation about Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Dr Guruprasad Nagaraj is the FACEM behind the first geriatric emergency medicine term
Agendas, minutes from the Group's meetings, and relevant talks, be accessed via this link
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Emergency Care Institute
The ACE (Aged Care Emergency) MOC (Model of Care) was developed to better manage the demand placed on ED’s by the health and care needs of older people.
British Geriatrics Society Silver Book
A professional association of doctors practising geriatric medicine, old age psychiatrists, general practitioners, nurses, therapists, scientists and others with a particular interest in the medical care of older people and in promoting better health in old age. Check out the Society's blog
Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons
This program aims to improve the experiences and outcomes of confused older people in hospital.
GEMCAST is a podcast series of lectures on clinical topics to help physicians, trainees, nurses and paramedics who take care of older adults particularly in the acute care setting.
POGOe Portal of Geriatrics Online Education
A comprehensive and free collection of expert-contributed geriatrics educational materials for educators and learners.
AGS American Geriatrics Society
An organisation of professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.
Access to and use of the resources provided here is governed by the terms of usage of the ACEM website, available here
Are we too hesitant to anticoagulate elderly patients with atrial fibrillation?
A controlled evaluation of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the ED
Profiles of Older Patients in the Emergency Department
Risk Factors and Screening Instruments to Predict Adverse Outcomes for Undifferentiated Older Emergency Department Patients
Abuse of the older person: Is this the case you missed last shift?
Is delirium the medical emergency we know least about?
Approach to death in the older emergency department patient
Geri - EM
This E-Learning website is primarily for physicians working in emergency departments who want to provide optimal care to their older patients.
Emergency Medicine Cases
A free online medical education podcast, medical blog and website dedicated to providing online emergency medicine education and CME for physicians, residents, students, nurses and paramedics.
Clinical Academic Resources and Education
This resource supports the professional development of Australian healthcare professionals by supplying access to accredited education programs.
Membership is open to all ACEM Members, and anyone who is interested in Geriatric Emergency Medicine. To become a member and be on the mailing list for any future emails or news, please contact Hydie Pallier at [email protected]