Highland Hosts Free Seminar for EMS Crews Aug. 29
Chief of Emergency Medicine to present “Caring for the Geriatric Patient”
August 20, 2012
Timothy Lum, M.D., M.P.P.
Highland Hospital invites local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crews and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to its upcoming seminar, “Caring for the Geriatric Patient,” starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 in the Collins Auditorium at Highland. The event is free, but registration is required at (585) 341-6709.
Timothy E. Lum, M.D., M.P.P., Chief of Emergency Medicine, will present. The discussion will focus on how Emergency Department and EMS personnel can partner to help evaluate and treat older patients. Dr. Lum will cover several topics specific to elder patients, including how certain medications can cause adverse side effects and how psychosocial factors, such as depression and living alone, impact the elderly.
"I will start with a case presentation about an elder patient who is brought in for confusion,” Dr. Lum says. “This represents a very common scenario for us. Determining the cause of confusion in an older patient can be complicated and requires lots of medical detective work, and we count on EMS to help us uncover the underlying problem.”
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits apply. Participants also will receive dinner catered by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.