RescueDigest Resources: Caring for Geriatrics

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Caring for Geriatrics: The Challenge of Elder Care

Today the proportion of the elderly in America is greater today than ever before and is growing even larger. What’s more, the elderly tend to be our sickest and most challenging patients. What signs and symptoms may indicate common disease processes, the normal signs of aging or special needs of the geriatric patient? How do you deal with the special needs of the geriatric patient?

How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency.

For some, those for whom we care the most, get thought of the least.

Global Geriatric Resources: The Big Picture


Geriatric Continuing Education: Knowing is half the battle (go Joe!)

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Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than twenty five years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency services and hospital based healthcare systems. Currently a career Fire Captain / Paramedic and EMS Coordinator Rom is a frequent speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to research, magazines, and textbooks on topics of field operations, leadership, and education in emergency services. Contact Rom via