This session will explain how PA/LTC nurses, providers, and administrators can partner with receiving emergency departments (EDs) to improve the transitions between their sites, enhance resident safety in the ED, and reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations.
Design a program to enhance collaboration with the emergency department.
Evaluate their site's PA/LTC to ED transition process and identify areas of improvement.
Explain the unique challenges of treating PA/LTC residents in the emergency department.
Discuss the Geriatric ED Guidelines as they relate to the PA/LTC to ED transition.