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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155014
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program
Abstract:
Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Tennant, Monica N., RN, MSN, CCNS
P.I. Institution Name:Piedmont Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Objective: Our Hospital is increasing knowledge of Geriatric care. The first year (FY 2010) has focused on providing the 2-day geriatric training to inpatient staff (RN, LPN, PCT, CP). The second year expands the education to include 1-day training for Emergency Department and Outpatient staff at all facilities. In the third year geriatric education will be offered to the staff of long-term care facilities identified by each entity.

The four main goals of the grant are to expand NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders) training at main facility beyond Acute Care nurses to include ED nurses; introduce NICHE training at outlying facilities for Acute Care and ED nurses; introduce NICHE training for nursing staff at our LTAC facility partners; and disseminate progress locally, regionally, and nationally.

Sample: Inpatient and outpatient staff at urban and rural hospitals in a healthcare system. Sample consists of MDs, PharmDs, RNs, LPNs, PCT/CPs, RTs, therapists, RDs, ranging in ages from early 20?s through 60?s who care for geriatric patients.

Method: Provide informal (bedside) and formal (scheduled classes) education to staff using both didactic and performance teaching methods based on Adult Learning principles and Change Theory. Frequency of classes has been determined by facility size and is currently in progress. Topics covered in class include assessment of delirium, dementia, depression, incontinence, falls/functional assessment, atypical disease presentation, polypharmacy, nutrition/dehydration, and safe discharge.

Results - in progress

Implication for nursing practice: Staff will be better prepared to care for the special needs of the increasing number of Geriatric patients in acute care, long term care facilities, and emergency and outpatient departments. Knowledge gained in the informal and formal education will positively impact fall rates, CAUTI rates, pressure ulcer rates, sepsis rates, length of stay, readmission rates, with a potential cost savings to the healthcare system.

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.titleComprehensive Geriatric Education Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155014-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tennant, Monica N., RN, MSN, CCNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Piedmont Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">monica.tennant@piedmont.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Objective: Our Hospital is increasing knowledge of Geriatric care. The first year (FY 2010) has focused on providing the 2-day geriatric training to inpatient staff (RN, LPN, PCT, CP). The second year expands the education to include 1-day training for Emergency Department and Outpatient staff at all facilities. In the third year geriatric education will be offered to the staff of long-term care facilities identified by each entity. <br/><br/>The four main goals of the grant are to expand NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders) training at main facility beyond Acute Care nurses to include ED nurses; introduce NICHE training at outlying facilities for Acute Care and ED nurses; introduce NICHE training for nursing staff at our LTAC facility partners; and disseminate progress locally, regionally, and nationally. <br/><br/>Sample: Inpatient and outpatient staff at urban and rural hospitals in a healthcare system. Sample consists of MDs, PharmDs, RNs, LPNs, PCT/CPs, RTs, therapists, RDs, ranging in ages from early 20?s through 60?s who care for geriatric patients. <br/><br/>Method: Provide informal (bedside) and formal (scheduled classes) education to staff using both didactic and performance teaching methods based on Adult Learning principles and Change Theory. Frequency of classes has been determined by facility size and is currently in progress. Topics covered in class include assessment of delirium, dementia, depression, incontinence, falls/functional assessment, atypical disease presentation, polypharmacy, nutrition/dehydration, and safe discharge. <br/><br/>Results - in progress <br/><br/>Implication for nursing practice: Staff will be better prepared to care for the special needs of the increasing number of Geriatric patients in acute care, long term care facilities, and emergency and outpatient departments. Knowledge gained in the informal and formal education will positively impact fall rates, CAUTI rates, pressure ulcer rates, sepsis rates, length of stay, readmission rates, with a potential cost savings to the healthcare system. <br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:27:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:27:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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