Geriatric Patient Assessment Tips


Everyday EMS geriatric assessment tips for any geriatric patient:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain your actions before and as you do them
  • Ask a single question at a time
  • Wait for the patient to think through their answer before interrupting with a new question or re-asking the same question
  • Listen to the patient’s answer
  • Only raise your voice volume if the patient has a hearing impairment

What are your assessment tips for geriatric patients?

Learn more about geriatric patient assessment in a 1.0 CECBEMS approved CE lesson from The lesson was written by paramedic, EMS educator, and CBRF owner/operator Michael Fraley.