Geriatric Trauma


4.7 out of 5 (550 Reviews)



Post Assessment Questions


Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

Need Help?  If you have a system or content concerns, please contact

Activity Description

Assessment of the geriatric trauma patient is unique, and this population requires special attention. As the elderly population increases, the number of geriatric trauma patients also rises. Geriatric patients often suffer from mild to severe cognitive impairment, cardiovascular, and pulmonary insufficiency, which can complicate trauma. This activity describes the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of geriatric trauma and stresses the role of team-based interprofessional care for affected patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Explain why the geriatric population is at risk for trauma.
  • Describe why geriatric trauma patients are at higher risk of complications or death.
  • Identify management considerations for geriatric trauma patients.
  • Explain why careful planning and discussion amongst interprofessional team members involved in the management of geriatric trauma patients will improve outcomes.


StatPearls, LLC requires everyone who influences the content of an educational activity to disclose relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflict(s) of interest have been mitigated. Hover over contributor names for financial disclosures. Others involved in planning this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Support: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Continuing Education Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, StatPearls, LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. StatPearls, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 continuing education credits.

Social Workers: StatPearls, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 1.50 ASWB ACE credit(s) for social workers. Social Workers should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please consult your professional licensing board for information on the applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity.

Method of Participation and Credit

  1. Register for the activity.    
  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

If you have concerns regarding the CE/CME system, please contact


This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Faculty may discuss investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the FDA. Readers should verify all information before employing any therapies described in this educational activity.

The information provided for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of StatPearls or any commercial supporters of educational activities on StatPearls expressly disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through a participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with FDA requirements, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA-approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

Cancellation Policy: Please see the cancellation policy. StatPearls, LLC reserves the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances.




Arthur C. on 1/12/2021

Eric F. on 6/29/2021

Allison B. on 11/10/2021

Deborah K. on 11/18/2021

Gericare P. on 11/23/2021

I am learning a lot and enjoying the content.

H. R. on 1/22/2022

John R. on 2/22/2022

Louis C. on 4/6/2022

Carolyn G. on 5/18/2022

Peter M. on 8/23/2022

Lorenzo H. on 9/6/2022

Jalil R. on 10/17/2022

SUNDAY A. on 11/28/2022

Brian C. on 12/19/2022

Caroline D. on 1/11/2023

Ivonne d. on 1/15/2023

Angelica T. on 1/25/2023

Katherine C. on 1/27/2023

Lesly P. on 3/2/2023

TIMOTHY L. on 3/15/2023

Allyson K. on 4/3/2023

Charles H. on 4/12/2023

Kinga V. on 4/16/2023

Jamie-Marie S. on 5/20/2023

Bruce R. on 5/20/2023

L F. on 5/21/2023

Juan s. on 5/21/2023

Floyd P. on 5/21/2023

Andrew M. on 5/21/2023

abraham m. on 5/22/2023

Eric P. on 5/22/2023

CHANG E. on 5/22/2023

Rachel Adebukola O. on 5/23/2023

Schuyler H. on 5/23/2023

Octavia B. on 5/23/2023

Harlan D. on 5/25/2023

Joanna M. on 5/23/2023

Heather B. on 5/23/2023

James R. on 5/23/2023

Scott S. on 5/24/2023

Michelle A. on 5/24/2023

Tina P. on 5/24/2023

Kathleen P. on 5/24/2023

Dzung N. on 5/24/2023

Could be more balanced between med & pharm focus

Shannon R. on 5/25/2023

Rebecca D. on 5/24/2023

Melissa W. on 5/25/2023

Ashley M. on 5/25/2023

SHARLENE D. on 5/25/2023

Brittany B. on 5/25/2023

Christopher J. on 5/25/2023

Angelina Sanchez D. on 5/25/2023

Vincent9507 G. on 5/25/2023

Jessica S. on 5/25/2023

Ronda K. on 5/26/2023


Tapas T. on 5/26/2023

Hannah E. on 5/26/2023

Jasmine S. on 5/26/2023

Roberta W. on 5/26/2023

Michael S. on 5/26/2023

Jenny M. on 5/26/2023

Missak K. on 5/27/2023

on 5/27/2023

Bianca I. on 5/27/2023

Charlene B. on 5/27/2023

Michael J. on 5/27/2023

Ali I. on 5/28/2023

Catherine O. on 5/28/2023

MANISHA S. on 5/28/2023

Well written, with good explanations.

Bernadette M. on 6/4/2023

Tania S. on 5/28/2023

Dawn L. on 7/3/2023

Malinda C. on 5/29/2023

RAAD K. on 5/29/2023

By rib fracture with more than 3 ribs, think of giving oxygen in high flow cannula, aggressive modalities of pain control and incentive spirometry to increase Oxygen saturation.

Dung N. on 5/29/2023

BEN S. on 5/29/2023

Richard K. on 5/29/2023

FRANK C. on 5/29/2023

Arman S. on 6/5/2023

Ashley C. on 5/30/2023

Alnettia J. on 5/30/2023

Justine D. on 5/30/2023

Sasha S. on 5/30/2023

Sarah C. on 5/30/2023

Gary A. on 5/31/2023

Blerim R. on 5/31/2023

George H. on 6/1/2023

Laura F. on 6/1/2023

Sara M. on 6/1/2023

Jeffrey S. on 6/1/2023

Devika M. on 6/1/2023

SULTAN Q. on 6/1/2023

Kaycee B. on 6/1/2023

Siobhan P. on 6/1/2023

Patrick F. on 6/2/2023

Rebecca B. on 6/2/2023

David Y. on 6/2/2023

debora f. on 6/3/2023

Susan H. on 6/3/2023

lindsay g. on 6/3/2023

Heather S. on 6/3/2023

Evelyn C. on 6/5/2023

JANE G. on 6/3/2023

Mujahid A. on 6/3/2023

aruna P. on 6/4/2023

Reidun Karin S. on 6/4/2023

Ahmed Mohamed E. on 6/4/2023

Mark G. on 6/4/2023

Diane Chukwunonyerem I. on 6/4/2023

Laxmi S. on 6/4/2023

JOHN C. on 6/4/2023

Diane P. on 6/4/2023

Allison M. on 6/4/2023

Michelle D. on 6/4/2023

Natasha M. on 6/4/2023

Hard to find such quality CME at no this price!

Melinda B. on 6/5/2023

Sheila D. on 6/5/2023

Francesca L. on 6/5/2023

Dennis H. on 6/5/2023

NABEEL A. on 6/5/2023

Diane T. on 6/6/2023

Bethany M. on 6/5/2023

Jeri H. on 6/5/2023

Gertruida W. on 6/7/2023

Courtney C. on 6/6/2023

There was no discussion of Central Cord Syndrome, yet one of the testing questions was about this.

Marcos V. on 6/6/2023

Kathleen F. on 6/7/2023

Ashley K. on 6/6/2023

Tom D. on 6/6/2023

Gisele L. on 6/6/2023

HEATHER G. on 6/6/2023

Diem T. on 6/6/2023

Siva j. on 6/6/2023

Lance H. on 6/6/2023

Christy R. on 6/7/2023

Jaime K. on 6/7/2023

Clare D. on 6/7/2023

Gabrielle D. on 6/7/2023

Aristides O. on 6/7/2023

Jennifer R. on 6/7/2023

Tatyana G. on 6/7/2023

Rivi S. on 6/8/2023

Katie T. on 6/8/2023

ALMA B. on 6/8/2023

Peyman K. on 6/8/2023

Heather S. on 6/9/2023

Martha R. on 6/9/2023

Reuben L. on 6/9/2023

Nice selection of free CME topics

Patricia A. on 6/10/2023

Norberto A. on 6/10/2023

Robin S. on 6/11/2023

Celeste A. on 6/11/2023

Ann K. on 6/12/2023

Gregory h. on 6/12/2023

Lynn T. on 6/12/2023

Krista B. on 6/12/2023

Christopher M. on 6/12/2023

Pete B. on 6/13/2023

Shannon B. on 6/13/2023

katherine h. on 6/13/2023

Joseph K. on 6/13/2023

Robert R. on 6/13/2023

Jyotsna M. on 6/13/2023

linda s. on 6/14/2023

Sydney E. on 6/14/2023

Emily L. on 6/14/2023

Sharon S. on 6/14/2023

Michelle H. on 6/14/2023

Ashlie H. on 6/14/2023

Ron V. on 6/14/2023

Amal A. on 6/14/2023

Laura A. on 6/14/2023

Dr Rasha S. on 6/15/2023

Patricia G. on 6/15/2023

Elizabeth F. on 6/15/2023

Tara B. on 6/15/2023

Elisabeth M. on 6/15/2023

Kyle p. on 6/15/2023

Ashley H. on 6/15/2023


Emily B. on 6/16/2023

mary t. on 6/20/2023

Elizabeth M. on 6/16/2023

Lindsey P. on 6/16/2023

GABRIEL R. on 6/17/2023

Sandra O. on 6/18/2023

Tammy T. on 6/18/2023

Samantha S. on 6/18/2023

Veronica A. on 6/18/2023

Anna B. on 6/18/2023

Carol W. on 6/19/2023

Jessica W. on 6/19/2023

Vanessa S. on 6/19/2023

Andrea S. on 6/19/2023

JANICE A. on 6/20/2023

Paula E. on 6/20/2023

Marissa B. on 6/20/2023

Howard R. on 6/20/2023

Jamie N. on 6/21/2023

candace C. on 6/21/2023

Jay K. on 6/21/2023

Brooke W. on 6/21/2023

John H. on 6/21/2023

Elaine k m. on 6/22/2023

Vianna H. on 6/21/2023

Aditya S. on 6/22/2023

Jerry H. on 6/22/2023

Helen W. on 6/22/2023

Caryn L. on 7/1/2023

Kelsey H. on 6/23/2023

Muhammad A. on 6/23/2023

Jadie W. on 6/24/2023

Sinikweyinkosi M. on 6/25/2023

irene r. on 6/25/2023

Theresa M. on 6/25/2023

Emily L. on 6/25/2023

Allison O. on 6/25/2023

Kelsey K. on 7/2/2023

Kimberly H. on 6/25/2023

Timothy B. on 6/26/2023

Tamika D. on 6/26/2023

Brittany K. on 6/26/2023

Marilyn K. on 6/26/2023

Timothy B. on 6/26/2023

Julie C. on 6/26/2023

Rebecca F. on 6/26/2023

Patricia K. on 6/28/2023

Elie S. on 6/27/2023

Ryan S. on 6/27/2023

Elizabeth S. on 6/27/2023

Kristel Ann E. on 6/27/2023

Mary W. on 6/27/2023

kathleen t. on 6/28/2023

amanda w. on 7/1/2023

Melissa M. on 6/28/2023

It would be good to be able to use the app with my account.

Alexzandra H. on 6/28/2023

Neda E. on 6/29/2023

Emran I. on 6/29/2023

Jennifer R. on 6/29/2023

John T. on 6/29/2023

Ashley C. on 6/29/2023

khalid h. on 6/29/2023

Ashley C. on 6/30/2023


Nicole B. on 7/1/2023

Nirosha M. on 7/1/2023

Naim E. on 7/1/2023

Hema L. on 7/1/2023

Megan B. on 7/1/2023

Daton S. on 7/1/2023

Chrystal L. on 7/1/2023

DIVASINI D. on 7/1/2023

Margeret I. on 7/2/2023

Kevin M. on 7/2/2023

Victoria B. on 7/2/2023

Jennyfer W. on 7/2/2023

Shawna B. on 7/3/2023

Seema S. on 7/3/2023

Yolanda Y. on 7/3/2023

Emily M. on 7/3/2023

racheal s. on 7/4/2023

Madalina R. on 7/4/2023

Michelle C. on 7/4/2023

JUDE G. on 7/7/2023

Excellent, grateful to be a part of this statpearls , would like to know more about this organization. Thanks.

Premalatha M. on 7/5/2023

Yenly N. on 7/5/2023

Michelle R. on 7/5/2023

Christina D. on 7/5/2023

Seoyoung K. on 7/5/2023

Elaine Y. on 7/5/2023

Vincent B. on 7/6/2023

Rebecca T. on 7/6/2023

Angela S. on 7/18/2023

Stephanie C. on 7/7/2023

Charles M. on 7/7/2023

Brett W. on 7/7/2023

Mrs W. on 7/8/2023

Joonki C. on 7/8/2023

Brandi R. on 7/8/2023

Miossoty J. on 7/8/2023

Daniela B. on 7/8/2023

Julie D. on 7/8/2023

Stephanie R. on 7/8/2023

ruth V. on 7/8/2023

christopher c. on 7/9/2023

Russ B. on 7/9/2023

Fernando E. on 7/10/2023

Christopher L. on 7/10/2023


Rena R. on 7/24/2023

LaNay A. on 7/11/2023

Byron L. on 7/12/2023

Dr O. on 7/11/2023

Rajney B. on 7/11/2023

Tracy D. on 7/11/2023

Amber P. on 7/12/2023

Patricia S. on 7/12/2023

Ian W. on 7/12/2023

Jason R. on 7/13/2023

Samuel O. on 7/13/2023

Cheryl M. on 7/14/2023

Paul S. on 7/31/2023

Samantha B. on 7/16/2023

Robert R. on 7/15/2023

uma k. on 7/15/2023

Michael A. on 7/15/2023

Kathryn B. on 7/15/2023

Charlene J. on 7/16/2023

JANET B. on 7/16/2023

rachel l. on 7/17/2023

Erica F. on 7/17/2023

Taira D. on 7/17/2023

Geraldine W. on 7/17/2023

Nicole W. on 7/18/2023

Rachel G. on 7/18/2023

sharon o. on 7/18/2023

Andrea S. on 7/18/2023

on 7/18/2023

Ruth M. on 7/18/2023

Rachael R. on 7/18/2023

Blessing O. on 7/18/2023

HENRY O. on 7/18/2023

Nga L. on 7/18/2023

TRACY R. on 7/18/2023

Casey R. on 7/18/2023

Michelle Ross B. on 7/23/2023

Brian G. on 7/19/2023

james c. on 7/19/2023

Jacob W. on 7/19/2023

Julie C. on 7/20/2023

MIGUEL ANGEL R. on 7/20/2023

Rebekah G. on 7/21/2023

Kristine B. on 7/21/2023

Kira M. on 7/21/2023

Samar f. on 7/21/2023

MANOTSHI . on 7/23/2023

Mary Lynn A. on 7/22/2023

tiffany d. on 7/22/2023

Anna R. on 7/23/2023

Amy G. on 7/23/2023

Aubri A. on 7/23/2023

Gerlande P. on 7/24/2023

Sarah S. on 7/24/2023

Elaine Y. on 7/24/2023

Elizabeth T. on 7/24/2023

Kristin D. on 7/24/2023

Victoria E. on 7/24/2023

Josiah B. on 7/24/2023

Jayson T. on 7/24/2023

Spencer K. on 7/25/2023

Jonathan M. on 7/25/2023

Nicholas T. on 7/25/2023

Darryl F. on 7/25/2023

Kathleen Q. on 7/25/2023

Gretchen G. on 7/25/2023

Allison P. on 7/25/2023

Karla W. on 7/26/2023

Allwin N. on 7/26/2023

April S. on 7/26/2023

Myra G. on 7/26/2023

NOR ILIYANA H. on 7/26/2023

Rebecca R. on 7/27/2023

Camille C. on 7/28/2023

Cathy W. on 7/28/2023

Dr Anamaria N. on 7/29/2023

Fidel H. on 7/29/2023

LEENU S. on 7/30/2023

Kris H. on 7/30/2023

LIGAYA B. on 7/30/2023

Christa B. on 7/30/2023

Beth S. on 7/30/2023

Ramya G. on 7/30/2023

Aparna S. on 7/30/2023

Susanne M. on 7/31/2023

Khatuna K. on 8/1/2023

William S. on 7/31/2023

Deborah O. on 7/31/2023

Mergene T. on 7/31/2023

Patricia Z. on 8/1/2023

Sonia A. on 8/1/2023

Spencer G. on 8/7/2023

Carol K. on 8/1/2023

cynthia y. on 8/1/2023

Manpreet K. on 8/1/2023

chris w. on 8/1/2023

Kabeeruddin H. on 8/2/2023

Meghan P. on 8/2/2023

Laura F. on 8/2/2023

Nicole C. on 8/3/2023

mubeena s. on 8/3/2023

Loren M. on 8/3/2023

Maliha A. on 8/3/2023

Maqbool A. on 8/3/2023

Steven Z. on 8/3/2023

Yuliya S. on 8/4/2023

Janet S. on 8/4/2023

Joel Z. on 8/4/2023

Patricia L. on 8/29/2023

Wendy H. on 8/5/2023

Excellent presentations. Thank you.

Marlene N. on 8/5/2023

Vance H. on 8/5/2023

Lydia K. on 8/5/2023

Padmini N. on 8/6/2023

Megan P. on 8/6/2023

Carmen K. on 8/6/2023

Michelle M. on 8/6/2023

Bader M. on 8/6/2023

Shiloh P. on 8/6/2023

Vera K. on 8/10/2023

kim t. on 8/7/2023

Arturo J. on 8/7/2023

Caroline M. on 8/7/2023

Dr K. on 8/7/2023

Katherine C. on 8/7/2023

amy b. on 8/7/2023

Eliana I. on 8/8/2023

Christopher L. on 8/8/2023

Audrey G. on 8/8/2023

Brittany T. on 8/8/2023

Nirmala T. on 8/9/2023

Bermetria E. on 8/9/2023

courtney s. on 8/9/2023

Nicole C. on 8/9/2023

Jennifer L. on 8/9/2023