Scientific article

Unité d’infectiologie gériatrique : pourquoi et comment ?

Other title[An infectious diseases ward dedicated to elderly patients: why and how?]
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 18, no. 802, p. 2063-2066
Publication date2022-11-02

The management of infections in the elderly requires medical and nursing expertise with a standardized global geriatric evaluation. We present here an original and pioneering unit in Switzerland, dedicated to polymorbid and complex elderly patients hospitalized for an acute infection and who will benefit from joint management by an interdisciplinary team including a geriatrician, an infectious diseases specialist and a pharmacogeriatrician. The Hôpital des Trois-Chêne, which has geriatric emergencies, intermediate care beds, SOMADEM (somatic dementia) and UGIMP (medico-psychiatric) programs adapted to this population, seems to be the ideal place to host this unit. The teams will benefit from theoretical and practical training associated with field coaching.

  • Humans
  • Aged
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospitalization
  • Hospitals
  • Communicable Diseases / epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases / therapy
  • Switzerland / epidemiology
  • Patient Care Team
Citation (ISO format)
PRENDKI, Virginie et al. Unité d’infectiologie gériatrique : pourquoi et comment ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2022, vol. 18, n° 802, p. 2063–2066. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2022.18.802.2063
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