Browsing: Geriatrics

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Despite our best intentions when speaking with a patient or their family, subtle aspects of our communication can dramatically influence these conversations and our conclusions regarding the patient’s
Compassion and a focus on comfort are keys when delivering end-of-life care in the ED.
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When patient wishes are unknown, strongly consider the risks and benefits of aggressive resuscitation in geriatric patients, as aggressive resuscitation has been shown to lead to worse outcomes in the
Approach to Abdominal Pain in the Geriatric Patient You are working in the emergency department on a pleasant Sunday afternoon when the paramedics wheel in an 85-year-old gentleman who has been havin