Challenges in Managing the Geriatric Trauma Patient

Author(s): Janice Delgiorno

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Trauma

Population: Geriatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

As the life expectancy of the U.S. population increases, the number of active and at-risk geriatric trauma patients continues to grow. This is a foundational-level session focusing on challenges in managing this special population of trauma patients. The session reviews current guidelines for managing geriatric trauma patients, anticoagulation reversal, managing delirium and initiating comfort care measures.


  • Describe the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in the Older Adult.
  • Discuss the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program Guidelines for the Management of the Geriatric Trauma Patient.
  • Explain the treatment to reverse commonly prescribed anticoagulants.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

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