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Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM): A Program Development Toolkit

Purpose

Key Questions: How can Geriatric Emergency Management be improved? How does the Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) practice model contribute to these improvements?

This tool provides an overview of the components of a Quality GEM Practice Model, along with it’s benefits and anticipated outcomes in the improvement of geriatric care. It uses a variety of existing models including the SIGNET Model, ISAR model, and the DEED Model of comprehensive geriatric assessment and post-ED discharge intervention.

The Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) practice model is built on the best available evidence. It uses a variety of existing models including the SIGNET Model, ISAR model, and the DEED Model of comprehensive geriatric assessment and post-ED discharge intervention. 

Contents

  • Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Components of a Quality GEM Practice Model
  • GEM Practice Model
    • 4 main components
  • ED and Geriatrics
  • The Emergency Paradigm of Care
  • The Geriatric Paradigm of Care
  • Triage Risk Screening Tool (TRST)
  • Benefits of a RISK Screen (TRST) in the Emergency Department
  • Goals of GEM Approach
  • GEM Attributes of Quality: Outcomes
Contact Person/Organization: 

GEM Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 
2006
Videos: 

Systems and Services in Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM)

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