Covers the key aspects of geriatric emergency medicine in-depth Highlights common pitfalls Underlines the increasing need for training and development in this field. Written by internationally recognized experts in emergency medicine and geriatrics. This book discusses all important aspects of emergency medicine in older people, identifying the particular care needs of this population, which all too often remain unmet. The up-to-date and in-depth coverage will assist emergency physicians in identifying patients at risk for adverse outcomes, in conducting the appropriate assessment, and in providing timely and adequate care. Particular attention is paid to the common pitfalls in emergency management and means of avoiding them. Between 1980 and 2013, the number of older patients in emergency departments worldwide doubled.