Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia


Educational Resources for Anesthesia Providers


PQRS - Geriatric Assessment Tool

At the 10/13/14 SAGA meeting we learned of a fantastic, quick assessment of postoperative recovery.  The survey takes only a few minutes to complete, is suitable for research, and provides assessment of "physiologic, nociceptive, functional, cognitive, emotional recovery domains ".  Visit for more details.

Geriatric toolkit: Produced by geriatric anesthesiologists through the support of the American Geriatrics Society.  You must first create a login name and password (this is free).

Pubmed search on delirium:  This search reports recent articles in Pubmed on perioperative delirium.
Geriatric FAQs:  Short answers to important issues in anesthetic care of older patients. Most recent synopsis of anesthetic issues when caring for older patients. Written by members of the ASA Committee on Geriatric Anesthesia and SAGA.
Geriatric Curriculum:  This document is a bullet list summary of issues important to the anesthetic care of the older patient, and includes citations of key papers.
Geriatric Syllabus:  Developed to improve patient care.
Geriatrics at Your Fingertips:  A short, concise synopsis on geriatric medical care that can be found via the American Geriatrics Society or through online book purchasing websites.