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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147468
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing Quality in Family Centered Geriatric Care
Abstract:
Enhancing Quality in Family Centered Geriatric Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Fitzpatrick, Joyce, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Mount Sinai Medical Center
Title:Dean and Professor
The overall goal of the NCQI Project is to improve the care of the hospitalized elderly and their families through implementation of a Family Centered Geriatric Resource Nurse (FCGRN) Model of care. The Project is focused on empowering the clinical nurses at the bedside by providing specialized education in both geriatric and family centered care. Advanced practice nurses who have expertise in gerontological nursing serve as the Project Coordinators for the training, clinical management, and outcomes assessment components of the Project. The model is built on the integration of best practice concepts from the Hartford Foundation supported NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elderly), which includes the Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) model of care, and the Family Centered Care model developed by the National Institute of Family Center Care. The NICHE Project has been ongoing for more than five years and provides an extensive base of best practice models in geriatric care; it has been implemented in hundreds of health systems throughout the country, and more recently, has been adapted to care in other countries. The focus of this presentation will be on the clinical dimensions of the NCQI Project. Ten hospitals within two major health systems have been involved in the first two phases of Project design and implementation. Nineteen clinical units ranging from specialized units for the elderly to a geropsychiatric unit to community hospital units were selected for the initial phases of Project implementation. Within each of the participating units 3-4 nurses have been prepared as FCGRNs. The training includes weekly patient rounds with the Project Coordinator and monthly educational sessions specifically focused on care of the elderly. Educational session topics include: functional assessment, eating and feeding disturbances, cognitive functioning, pain management, sleep disturbances, advance directives and discharge planning and home care management. The FCGRNs will be available to other nurses and staff on the unit to provide the experienced view of care of the elderly and their families. Speaker 1: Overview of the NCQI Project including Project design, implementation and management across the two major health systems. Many of these dimensions are detailed in the preceding NCQI description. Speaker 2: Quality Improvement Component of the NCQI Project, including dimensions of the system outcome data collected across units; challenges of data definition and collection. Implementation of the clinical dimensions of the NCQI Project in 4 hospitals in a suburban community, three of these hospitals are part of a major medical system; one is an affiliate of the system. Speaker 3: Project Evaluation Component of the NCQI Project, including outcomes related the FCGRNs knowledge and attitudes of family centered and geriatric care, credentialing of FCGRNs and other nursing staff, unit-based changes, and related initiatives. Implementation of the clinical dimensions of the NCQI Project in 2 hospitals, one a major academic teaching center and one a community hospital recently purchased by the major medical center; cultural dimensions of the clinical training will be addressed. Speaker 4: Nested Research Study Component of the NCQI Project, including focus on changes in patient and family outcomes for approximately 15 patients per study unit. Implementation of the clinical dimensions of the NCQI Project in 4 hospitals, one a major rehabilitation hospital within a major medical center, one a major teaching hospital, one a specialized hospital for joint diseases, and one a small community hospital in a major urban environment.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnhancing Quality in Family Centered Geriatric Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147468-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Enhancing Quality in Family Centered Geriatric Care</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fitzpatrick, Joyce, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mount Sinai Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dean and Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jjfitzpatrick@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The overall goal of the NCQI Project is to improve the care of the hospitalized elderly and their families through implementation of a Family Centered Geriatric Resource Nurse (FCGRN) Model of care. The Project is focused on empowering the clinical nurses at the bedside by providing specialized education in both geriatric and family centered care. Advanced practice nurses who have expertise in gerontological nursing serve as the Project Coordinators for the training, clinical management, and outcomes assessment components of the Project. The model is built on the integration of best practice concepts from the Hartford Foundation supported NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elderly), which includes the Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) model of care, and the Family Centered Care model developed by the National Institute of Family Center Care. The NICHE Project has been ongoing for more than five years and provides an extensive base of best practice models in geriatric care; it has been implemented in hundreds of health systems throughout the country, and more recently, has been adapted to care in other countries. The focus of this presentation will be on the clinical dimensions of the NCQI Project. Ten hospitals within two major health systems have been involved in the first two phases of Project design and implementation. Nineteen clinical units ranging from specialized units for the elderly to a geropsychiatric unit to community hospital units were selected for the initial phases of Project implementation. Within each of the participating units 3-4 nurses have been prepared as FCGRNs. The training includes weekly patient rounds with the Project Coordinator and monthly educational sessions specifically focused on care of the elderly. Educational session topics include: functional assessment, eating and feeding disturbances, cognitive functioning, pain management, sleep disturbances, advance directives and discharge planning and home care management. The FCGRNs will be available to other nurses and staff on the unit to provide the experienced view of care of the elderly and their families. Speaker 1: Overview of the NCQI Project including Project design, implementation and management across the two major health systems. Many of these dimensions are detailed in the preceding NCQI description. Speaker 2: Quality Improvement Component of the NCQI Project, including dimensions of the system outcome data collected across units; challenges of data definition and collection. Implementation of the clinical dimensions of the NCQI Project in 4 hospitals in a suburban community, three of these hospitals are part of a major medical system; one is an affiliate of the system. Speaker 3: Project Evaluation Component of the NCQI Project, including outcomes related the FCGRNs knowledge and attitudes of family centered and geriatric care, credentialing of FCGRNs and other nursing staff, unit-based changes, and related initiatives. Implementation of the clinical dimensions of the NCQI Project in 2 hospitals, one a major academic teaching center and one a community hospital recently purchased by the major medical center; cultural dimensions of the clinical training will be addressed. Speaker 4: Nested Research Study Component of the NCQI Project, including focus on changes in patient and family outcomes for approximately 15 patients per study unit. Implementation of the clinical dimensions of the NCQI Project in 4 hospitals, one a major rehabilitation hospital within a major medical center, one a major teaching hospital, one a specialized hospital for joint diseases, and one a small community hospital in a major urban environment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:44Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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