Correlation Between Mild Head Trauma in Elderly Falls and Visits to ED
A Concusion Health Summit Lecture Series | Audio Lecture 13: Problems with the current identification and care of concussion in the elderly.
Correlation Between Mild Head Trauma in Elderly Falls and Repeated Visits to the Emergency Department audio lecture addresses what we know and how we can improve in regards to elderly and mild traumatic brain injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls were the leading cause of TBI. Falls accounted for 47% of all TBI-related ED visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States. Falls disproportionately affect the youngest and oldest age groups: nearly 4 in 5 (79%) TBI-related ED visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in adults aged 65 and older were caused by falls.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Examine the current trends associated with geriatric patients visiting an emergency department following a fall
- Discuss recent research revealing an increased risk for repeat visits following head trauma in geriatric patients
- Identify problems with the current identification and care of concussion in the elderly
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As a physician, Dr. Mark Conroy specializes in emergency medicine and sports medicine. This combination provides a unique opportunity to care for patients with immediate, sometimes life threatening, conditions as well as those looking to relieve their musculoskeletal pain, manage injuries or improve their athletic performance. In his clinic Dr. Conroy enjoys working with all levels of athletes, from high school and college athletes to older individuals who are staying active and competing.
Dr. Conroy believes working with the patient to identify the underlying condition leading to his or her problem is a key to successful care. This idea holds true in both the emergency department as well as my sports medicine clinic. This goal can be accomplished in different ways but creating a personalized plan for all patients is important to providing the care they need.
-Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016
-Faculty member in the both the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine
-Team physician for area high schools