The G.R.E.A.T. Project: Geriatric Rounds to Evaluate, Assess, and Teach, a Collaborative Approach to Improving Care

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149434
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Presentation
Title:
The G.R.E.A.T. Project: Geriatric Rounds to Evaluate, Assess, and Teach, a Collaborative Approach to Improving Care
Abstract:
The G.R.E.A.T. Project: Geriatric Rounds to Evaluate, Assess, and Teach, a Collaborative Approach to Improving Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Gordon, Susan J., ACNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Massachusetts General Hospital
Title:Nursing Director
Co-Authors:Deborah D'Avolio, PhD, ACNP-BC
[Invited Poster or Paper Session] The G.R.E.A.T. Project Geriatric Rounds to Evaluate, Assess, and Teach (GREAT): A Collaborative Approach to Improving Care. Older adults comprise the majority of hospitalized patients; at MGH they are 43% of our inpatient population. Older adults often have multiple conditions and medications. It has been shown that older adults are vulnerable to complications, longer lengths of stay, and death, during hospitalization. Most health care providers are not prepared in their academic programs to care for older adults.  Health care providers need to be knowledgeable and skilled in assessment of older adults. It has been shown that providing geriatric sensitive care can prevent the occurrence of geriatric syndromes during hospitalization. Recognition of geriatric syndromes is   essential to the recognition, prevention, and treatment of functional decline associated with hospitalization. The goals of the GREAT Project are to provide interdisciplinary, unit based, geriatric education on common geriatric syndromes. Each educational session is followed by participation in geriatric bedside rounds. Prior to the initiation of the GREAT Project, the geriatric needs of older adults were not incorporated into clinical practice. The GREAT Project has been implemented for six weeks on each participating inpatient unit (N=7).  Preliminary reports suggest that implementing a unit based educational process and demonstration of geriatric assessment and intervention through bedside rounding, has many benefits. These include the incorporation of critical thinking and geriatric competency into practice through individualized plans of care. Deborah D?Avolio, PhD, ACNP-BCNurse Scientist, Geriatric Specialist, Massachusetts General HospitalJohn A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin FellowSigma Theta Tau International Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy Mentor Susan Gordon, ACNP-BC,  Nursing Director, Massachusetts General HospitalSigma Theta Tau International Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy Fellow
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe G.R.E.A.T. Project: Geriatric Rounds to Evaluate, Assess, and Teach, a Collaborative Approach to Improving Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149434-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The G.R.E.A.T. Project: Geriatric Rounds to Evaluate, Assess, and Teach, a Collaborative Approach to Improving 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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gordon, Susan J., ACNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Massachusetts General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sgordon4@partners.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Deborah D'Avolio, PhD, ACNP-BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Invited Poster or Paper Session] The G.R.E.A.T. Project Geriatric Rounds to Evaluate, Assess, and Teach (GREAT): A Collaborative Approach to Improving Care. Older adults comprise the majority of hospitalized patients; at MGH they are 43% of our inpatient population. Older adults often have multiple conditions and medications. It has been shown that older adults are vulnerable to complications, longer lengths of stay, and death, during hospitalization. Most health care providers are not prepared in their academic programs to care for older adults.&nbsp; Health care providers need to be knowledgeable and skilled in assessment of older adults. It has been shown that providing geriatric sensitive care can prevent the occurrence of geriatric syndromes during hospitalization. Recognition of geriatric syndromes is &nbsp;&nbsp;essential to the recognition, prevention, and treatment of functional decline associated with hospitalization. The goals of the GREAT Project are to provide interdisciplinary, unit based, geriatric education on common geriatric syndromes. Each educational session is followed by participation in geriatric bedside rounds. Prior to the initiation of the GREAT Project, the geriatric needs of older adults were not incorporated into clinical practice. The GREAT Project has been implemented for six weeks on each participating inpatient unit (N=7). &nbsp;Preliminary reports suggest that implementing a unit based educational process and demonstration of geriatric assessment and intervention through bedside rounding, has many benefits. These include the incorporation of critical thinking and geriatric competency into practice through individualized plans of care. Deborah D?Avolio, PhD, ACNP-BCNurse Scientist, Geriatric Specialist, Massachusetts General HospitalJohn A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin FellowSigma Theta Tau International Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy Mentor Susan Gordon, ACNP-BC, &nbsp;Nursing Director, Massachusetts General HospitalSigma Theta Tau International Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy Fellow</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:02:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:02:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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