ACEP offers two emergency department accreditation programs that will enhance your ED, improve patient care, and help you deliver the best quality care you can. Visit the ACEP Accreditation Booth in the Exhibit Hall, Booth #2651, Monday–Wednesday 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. and learn more about our programs.
Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA)
The concept of a geriatric emergency department has developed in the past decade as hospitals recognize that one size ED care does not fit all. Older people in the emergency department have presentations, needs, dispositions, and outcomes that are quite specific to them. A geriatric emergency department may be either a separate space designated for older adults or, more likely, the integration of best practices for older adults into an existing emergency department.
Geriatric emergency departments embrace a variety of best practices including: