Author Archives: Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD, MBA

Geriatric Toxicology Part 1 – Salicylates

Toxicologic emergencies can present differently in older adults compared with younger patients. The physiologic changes of aging make older patients more prone to accidental overdoses because of a narrowed therapeutic window. In this podcast, toxicology-trained Emergency Physician, Dr. May Yen, … Continue reading

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High Risk Medications and Adverse Drug Events

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a major problem among older adults who present to the Emergency Department. ADEs come in 5 types. 1 in 6 hospitalizations among older adults involves an ADE, and half of the hospitalizations for ADEs are … Continue reading

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Dr Tintinalli on End of Life Care

What does Dr. Tintinalli do when she has a dying patient and a family who needs help to make decisions and understand the options? – She gets involved. She calls the PCP. She gets palliative care on the line. She … Continue reading

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Diagnosing and Managing Delirium in Older Adults

Welcome to GEMCAST! In this inaugural episode, first published 09/2015, Kevin Biese talks us through some practical tips for preventing, identifying, and managing delirium in older adults in the Emergency Department.Delirium is incredibly common among older adults in the ED, … Continue reading

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