Care of the older adult in the emergency department: nurses views of the pressing issues.

@article{Boltz2013CareOT,
  title={Care of the older adult in the emergency department: nurses views of the pressing issues.},
  author={Marie Boltz and Belinda Bernice Parke and Joseph Shuluk and Elizabeth Capezuti and James E. Galvin},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2013},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={
          441-53
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to describe nurses' views of the issues to be addressed to improve care of the older adult in the emergency department (ED). DESIGN AND METHODS An exploratory content analysis examined the qualitative responses of 527 registered nurses from 49 U.S. hospitals who completed the Geriatric Institutional Profile. RESULTS 5 central themes emerged from the analysis, representing a lack of older person hospital environment fit in the ED: (a) respect for the… CONTINUE READING
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