Tag Archives: Emergency Medicine

Eye Emergencies in the Elderly – Part 2

This is a continuation of our discussion of Eye Emergencies in the elderly with ophthalmologist and retina specialist, Dr. Bryan Hong. Many thanks to the Life in the Fast Lane blog for including eye emergencies part 1 in their LITFL … 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 … Continue reading

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