GENI - Geriatric Emergency Nursing Initiative

Welcome - means improved care for acutely ill older adults

The Acute Care Geriatric Nurse Network (ACGNN) is dedicated to improved evidence based care for acutely ill older adults wherever they may be across the continuum of care.

The ACGNN is a network of BC CNS's (Clinical Nurse Specialists) aiming to provide evidence-based reference information to enhance nurses & allied health care teams knowledge and skills in the care of the acutely ill older adult in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation, assisted living, residential, and home health care settings.

Founded in 2003, the ACGNN is a collaboration between the BC Ministry of Health Planning's Nursing Directorate as well as Clinical Nurse Specialists in geriatrics, gerontology, geropsychiatry, geriatric rehabilitation, nurse continence advisors, and geriatrics and home health for Fraser Health, Providence Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Interior Health and Vancouver Island Health Authority.

We hope this web site provides a venue for communication among all health professionals who provide care and are striving to improve care for acutely ill older adults in British Columbia.

First time here? Browse through our various topics, including who we are, what we offer, our Geriatric Giants "Iceberg" (a visual illustration of the affect of illness on older adults), and information on various workshops.

We also encourage you to first read Esther's story. The ACGNN dedicates their collaborative to Esther and her family and improving the care of older adults across British Columbia.