CME/CE: Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department

CME/CE: Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department
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Tony Rosen, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Emergency Department (Geriatric Emergency Medicine)
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Anthony E. Rosen, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has received support by a Grants for Early Medical and Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research award from the National Institute on Aging (R03 AG048109), a Jahnigen Career Development Award, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the American Geriatrics Society, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

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Tony Rosen, MD, MPH (click to view)

Tony Rosen, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Emergency Department (Geriatric Emergency Medicine)
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Anthony E. Rosen, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has received support by a Grants for Early Medical and Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research award from the National Institute on Aging (R03 AG048109), a Jahnigen Career Development Award, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the American Geriatrics Society, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

Elder abuse is increasingly common among patients presenting to the ED. Developing screening protocols and using a multidisciplinary team-based approach may improve the detection and care of elder abuse in EDs.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Rosen T, Hargarten S, Flomenbaum NE, Platts-Mills TF. Identifying elder abuse in the emergency department: toward a multidisciplinary team-based approach. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Mar 18 [Epub ahead of print]. Available at: http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(16)00088-3/fulltext.

Lachs MS, Pillemer KA. Elder abuse. N Engl J Med. 2015;373:1947-1956.

National Institute on Aging. NIH workshop: multiple approaches to understanding and preventing elder abuse 2015. Available at: https://www.nia.nih.gov/about/events/2015/nih-workshop-multipleapproaches-understanding-and-preventing-elder-abuse.

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