A new guideline for management of pain in individuals with dementia.
Glasgow Coma Scale is unreliable for the prediction of severe head injury in elderly trauma patients
Elderly patients who have sustained isolated severe TBI may present with a higher GCS than younger patients.
Assessment of older adults by emergency medical services: methodology and feasibility of a care partner Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CP-CGA)
Paramedics in this study found the use of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment to be a useful prehospital tool for assessing the older adult.
Screening, detection and management of delirium in the emergency department – a pilot study on the feasibility of a new algorithm for use in older emergency department patients: the modified Confusion Assessment Method for the Emergency Department (mCAM-ED)
The use of the mCAM-ED may contribute to early identification of delirious ED patients. Do we need a similar prehospital tool?
Falls happen differently among the elderly when considering gender, and this needs to be understood in order to plan preventative actions.
Epidemiology of emergency medical service responses to older people who have fallen: a prospective cohort study
A study aiming to describe the characteristics of older people who fall and call an emergency ambulance, and the operational and clinical impact of the ambulance responses they receive.
Is it cost effective to introduce paramedic practitioners for older people to the ambulance service?
A scheme to train paramedics to undertake a greater role in the care of older people following a call for an emergency ambulance was developed in a large city in the UK.
Here we will discuss the implications of sleep deprivation & fragmentation on the well being of the older patient, and the effects of mental health issues on the patient and their family and carers.
Prehospital emergency care for patients with suspected hip fractures after falling – older patients’ experiences
A small study, but nonetheless relevant. Can we do more for our elderly patients with NOF fractures? Thoughts? Abstract AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe and explain older patients’ lived experiences of prehospital emergency care in cases of suspected hip fractures after falling. BACKGROUND: Falls among the elderly is an issue internationally and a public health problem […]
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