Building a Campaign to Increase Older Driver Safety


      With aging, physical and cognitive changes can affect driving safety. Emergency nurses can provide education for seniors that can create awareness of these changes and ways to mitigate the changes, allowing the older driver to remain independent and a safer driver.

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      Joan Somes, Member, Greater Twin Cities Chapter, is Critical Care Educator, Regions Hospital EMs, Apple Valley, MN.