Geriatric Trauma

Geriatric Trauma

In the United States, trauma is the fifth leading cause of death in elderly patients and a significant cause of mortality in those over the age of 651. Due to the increasing geriatric population, trauma centers nationwide have found it necessary to more closely examine care delivery to this unique population.

The Society of Trauma Nurses in collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing has put together the following resources for the clinicians to assist them in the care of the older adult.

This collaboration was made possible by a grant awarded to The Society of Trauma Nurses by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at the New York University College of Nursing as part of an initiative called REASN (Resourcefully Enhancing Aging in Specialty Nursing).

1 American College of Surgeons, 1997:26

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