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Saturday, March 24 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SA16 | The Emergency Department Joins the Interdisciplinary Team: Strategies to Improve Acute Care Transitions and Reduce ED Capture

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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.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Design a program to enhance collaboration with the emergency department.
(2) Evaluate their site's PA/LTC to ED transition process and identify areas of improvement.
(3) Explain the unique challenges of treating PA/LTC residents in the emergency department.
(4) Discuss the Geriatric ED Guidelines as they relate to the PA/LTC to ED transition.

Speakers
avatar for Firas Saidi, MD, CMD

Firas Saidi, MD, CMD

Firas Saidi, MD, CMD, is an internist and geriatrician working in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. He practices in the office setting as well as the post-acute long-term care setting.  He is a medical director for multiple facilities.  He also serves as the Geriatrics Section Chief... Read More →
avatar for Adam Perry, MD

Adam Perry, MD

Adam Perry, MD, is an emergency physician and fellowship trained geriatrician. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisinger Commonwealth College of Medicine. He is also a faculty member of the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative, in which capacity he presents nationally... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Texas 3-4