Emergency Geriatric Medicine

Improving care of older patients in Emergency Medicine throughout Europe

Leader: Simon P. Mooijaart

Objectives

  • To propose guidelines and spread existing guidelines relevant to older people in pre-hospital care and emergency departments.
  • To develop guidance on educational and service delivery programmes to improve care of older people in emergency departments.
  • To develop collaboration with other societies active in influencing care of older people in emergency departments.
  • To consult, deliberate and provide guidancon definitions, scope of practice and terms of reference of geriatric emergency care in emergency departments.
  • To define the emerging subspecialty of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) for member European Union countries.

Outcomes 2017

  • Well attended (>150 delegates) symposium on GEM during EUGMS in Lisbon Portugal (septmber 2016)
  • Multiple presentatations during EUSEM conference in Vienna (septmber 2016)
  • Published European curriculum on GEM (July 2016)
  • Re-confirmed collaboration with the GEM-section of the European Union Society for Emergency Medicine in collective European Task force on GEM (spring 2017)

Projects & Events 2017, 2018

  • Update and publication of GEM Task force mission, vision and goals
  • Establish and publish a research agenda on GEM
  • Further disseminate the curriculum in GEM; Develop a toolbox of education means
  • Initiate clinical practice guidelines specific for older patients in the Emergency Medicine setting
  • Establishing working group of GEM SIG members dedicated to specific tasks

Next meeting of the group

  • June 17th 2017: teleconference on Road Map and research agenda
  • September 2017 EUGMS (Nice, France): Symposium Title "Prevention of functional decline in older patients after ED visit or acute hospitalisation”
  • October 24th 2017 LeidenGEMCon (Leiden, The Netherlands): One day conference on Geriatric Emergency Medicine (full program)

Publications

Group Members

Funding

no sponsors

Founded

2013