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Special Issue on geriatric ED patients
This is a special issue on caring for elder patients in the ED. We tell you how to meet the unique needs of elder stroke, seizure, and psychiatric patients. We give strategies to reduce risks of medication interactions and handoffs, and we share how to improve your assessment of traumatic brain injuries and vital signs. Next month’s issue will cover stroke care in elders and report on triage practices, waiting room safety, and assessment of fall injuries. The staff of ED Nursing hope this critically important information improves the quality of your patient care and improves your patient satisfaction.