Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Workshop Details
Date: 15th Dec 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 09:00-17:00
Venue: Virtual
Target participants: Healthcare professionals interested in geriatric emergency care

Learning objectives
  • To promote good practice in relation to the care of older people in the Emergency Department
  • To develop an interdisciplinary approach in the assessment and management of common health/social problems in older people encountered in the Emergency Department
  • To network healthcare professionals who are interested in geriatric care in the emergency department
Minimum no. of participant: 50

Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine
Hong Kong College of Emergency Nursing
Hong Kong Emergency Nurses Association

AM session: 0900-1200
Theme: GEM at a glance
Time Allocated time (mins) Topic
08:45-09:00 15 Registration / Join-in
09:00-09:10 10 Introduction to the course
09:10-09:40 30 History of GEM, reason of developing Geriatric Emergency Medicine and Nursing
09:40-10:10 30 Frailty and Atypical presentations of the elderly
10:10-10:40 30 Geriatric Trauma
10:40-11:10 30 3D: Dementia, Delirium and Depression
11:10-11:50 40 Medication Puzzle (interactive)
11:50-12:00 10 Q&A

PM session: 1400-1700
Theme: GEM in Hong Kong
Time Allocated time (mins) Topic
13:45-14:00 15 Registration / Join-in
14:00-14:25 25 Development of GEM services in HK, past, present and future
14:25-14:50 25 Assessment tools and use of Focused Geriatrics Assessment in Hong Kong
14:50-15:15 25 Multidisciplinary care plan
15:15-15:40 25 Introduction of Primary and Community Health Services for the elderly in Hong Kong
15:40-16:05 25 Introduction of Allied Health Services for the elderly in Hong Kong (PT, OT, P&O, Speech and Dietitian)
16:05-16:50 45 Geriatric Puzzle (interactive)
16:50-17:00 10 Q&A