Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program

Developed by leaders in emergency medicine to ensure that our older patients receive well-coordinated, quality care at the appropriate level at every ED encounter.

The Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program is an ACEP-governed national accreditation program which strives to improve the care of older adults presenting to the ED. This accreditation system promotes the goals of quality care for older adult patients: enhanced staffing and education; geriatric-focused policies and protocols including transitions of care; quality improvement and outcomes; and optimal preparation of the physical environment.

The program offers three levels of accreditation with increasing requirements. Level 3 is designed to be within reach of every hospital, and Levels 2 and 1 are designed to reflect an increasing commitment to senior-specific care in the ED. We encourage hospitals to start at the level most appropriate for their institution given current resources and strive to reach higher levels of accreditation over time.

If you wish to let ACEP know of your interest and receive further information as it is available, email us today.

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