Experts recommend an altered approach when diagnosing and managing COVID-19 in geriatric patients, whose risk of severe illness and mortality is compounded by age-related pathophysiologic changes.
Although elderly emergency department patients are not routinely screened for delirium, a Cleveland Clinic geriatrician is making a case for why that should change, showing that even a 60-second test can accurately detect confused patients who may otherwise slip through the cracks.
The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine need no longer be given to all adults 65 and older, but shared decision-making can lead to best practice for individual patients.
Emergency Department nurses are embracing a nuanced approach that puts older patients on the best track for follow-up care.
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In a fast-paced ED where most clinicians lack formal training in the nuances of geriatric care, Cleveland Clinic is looking at underlying issues that don’t typically receive enough attention.
In 2019, as part of a system-wide focus on the medical and psychosocial needs of older individuals, geriatric specialists and emergency department physicians at Cleveland Clinic developed a geriatric-focused ED at its main campus.
Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine now part of the National Consultation Service, and helping older patients find the doctors they need for difficult-to-treat conditions and comorbidities.
A new protocol for the preoperative evaluation and optimization of elderly hip fracture patients increases the percentage of patients getting to the OR in less than 48 hours. By doing so, outcomes improved and hospital costs decreased.
A series of events and meetings throughout his training led Nate Bergman, DO, MBA, to specialize in functional medicine. Now with Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, Dr. Bergman has a special interest in how this practice can impact cognitive health.
Recognizing the signs of and addressing the issues that cause geriatric insomnia can impact quality of life.