Case Studies in Geriatric Trauma

Author(s): Rosier Patricia

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: MultiSystem, Patient Safety, Trauma

Population: Geriatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

Added to Collection

Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

As our population ages, the number of geriatric trauma patients seen in our units is increasing. This population has a higher mortality and more complications compared to younger patients. This session applies current evidence and best practices to discuss the optimal care of elderly trauma patients. Strategies to provide quality care for this vulnerable population from admission to discharge are presented in a case study approach.


  • Identify current trends in incidence and patterns of injury in geriatric trauma.
  • Discuss the unique needs of the geriatric trauma patient based on risk factors and physiologic changes of age.
  • Describe collaborative interventions to ensure a positive outcome for the geriatric trauma patient.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

Refund Policy

Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.