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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163220
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Partnering to Implement a Multidisciplinary Care Model for Hospitalized Elders
Author(s):
Murphy, Tamara H.; Penrod, Janice; Schirm, Victoria
Author Details:
Tamara H. Murphy, MSN, APRN, Gerontology Clinical Nurse Speicalist, Penn State University Department of Nursing, Care Coordination, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, email: thmurphy@psu.edu; Janice Penrod, PhD, RN; Victoria Schirm, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Purpose: TEACH (Transitioning Elders Across the Continuum of Healthcare) was developed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center (HMC) in partnership with Penn State School of Nursing. The goal is to provide nurses with knowledge and skills in geriatric care, thereby improving outcomes for hospitalized older adults and their families. Content based on the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing (Hartford Institute) curriculum was adapted for the comprehensive acute care HMC environment. Theoretical Framework: TEACH is directed by an Advanced Practice Nurse, and was developed to promote best practices care for hospitalized elders at HMC. Phase one of TEACH provided essential geriatric care training to nurses using the Hartford Institute Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) care model. Phase two established a multidisciplinary team comprised of nurses, social workers, physicians, pastoral care, clinical nutrition, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, and a psychiatric liaison. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): In June 2005, a two-day workshop was presented to 17 HMC nurses in acute care and rehabilitation. The workshop was video broadcast to nurses at two School of Nursing off-campus sites. The APN and multidisciplinary team members presented care issues, including comprehensive geriatric assessment, syndrome management, and trauma and critical care needs of elders. Additional sessions are planned to meet the goal of having GRNs on each appropriate hospital unit and in the emergency room. Outcomes show enhanced problem solving skills and application of geriatric care principles by nurses, increased identification of vulnerable elders at admission, and improved consultation with the APN. The video conference increased exposure of the HMC TEACH care model to nurse clinicians and educators in other settings. Conclusions and Implications: TEACH has raised awareness of HMC's commitment to geriatric care. In addition, multidisciplinary team leadership provides an ongoing forum to address evidence based care for hospitalized elders and their families.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePartnering to Implement a Multidisciplinary Care Model for Hospitalized Eldersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Tamara H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPenrod, Janiceen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchirm, Victoriaen_US
dc.author.detailsTamara H. Murphy, MSN, APRN, Gerontology Clinical Nurse Speicalist, Penn State University Department of Nursing, Care Coordination, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, email: thmurphy@psu.edu; Janice Penrod, PhD, RN; Victoria Schirm, PhD, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163220-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: TEACH (Transitioning Elders Across the Continuum of Healthcare) was developed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center (HMC) in partnership with Penn State School of Nursing. The goal is to provide nurses with knowledge and skills in geriatric care, thereby improving outcomes for hospitalized older adults and their families. Content based on the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing (Hartford Institute) curriculum was adapted for the comprehensive acute care HMC environment. Theoretical Framework: TEACH is directed by an Advanced Practice Nurse, and was developed to promote best practices care for hospitalized elders at HMC. Phase one of TEACH provided essential geriatric care training to nurses using the Hartford Institute Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) care model. Phase two established a multidisciplinary team comprised of nurses, social workers, physicians, pastoral care, clinical nutrition, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, and a psychiatric liaison. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): In June 2005, a two-day workshop was presented to 17 HMC nurses in acute care and rehabilitation. The workshop was video broadcast to nurses at two School of Nursing off-campus sites. The APN and multidisciplinary team members presented care issues, including comprehensive geriatric assessment, syndrome management, and trauma and critical care needs of elders. Additional sessions are planned to meet the goal of having GRNs on each appropriate hospital unit and in the emergency room. Outcomes show enhanced problem solving skills and application of geriatric care principles by nurses, increased identification of vulnerable elders at admission, and improved consultation with the APN. The video conference increased exposure of the HMC TEACH care model to nurse clinicians and educators in other settings. Conclusions and Implications: TEACH has raised awareness of HMC's commitment to geriatric care. In addition, multidisciplinary team leadership provides an ongoing forum to address evidence based care for hospitalized elders and their families.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:33Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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