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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164370
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Abstract; Presentation
Title:
The ACE of Hearts: Developing an Acute Care for Elders Unit to Enhance Patient Outcomes
Author(s):
Conley, Deborah Marks; Donovan, Christine; Reilly, Rebecca; Rauth, Jacque; Distfanto, Sherri; Logan, Sue; Rochford, Kevin
Author Details:
Deborah Marks Conley, MSN, APRN, BC, CS, Nebraska Methodist Hospital and Nebraska Medical College, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Christine Donovan, BSN, RN, BC; Rebecca Reilly, MD; Jacque Rauth, MA, MPT; Sherri Distafanto, MSW; Sue Logan, RN; Kevin Rochford, MSW
Abstract:
Acute care of older patients is a specialty area of practice. Elders have a spectrum of needs including physiological, psychosocial, functional and socioeconomic that alter their response to physiologic illness and the acute care experience in general. Acute Care for Elders (ACE) units specifically designed to meet the needs of older adults and their families can have a dramatic impact on recovery from acute illness and long-term, post-discharge outcomes. Applying standardized comprehensive geriatric assessment principles across the continuum of care in an ACE unit enhances care provided to older adults and decreases the length of stay, saves money and enhances discharges to home. The goals of geriatric assessment are to increase diagnostic accuracy, decrease functional decline, improve long-term placement options, consolidate medications, decrease hospital or nursing home stays, contribute to family proactive planning and promote independence for older adults. Methodist Hospital has the only ACE unit in Nebraska, which has 18-beds. Research data collected on the ACE unit at Methodist Hospital for the past 12 months will be included. This presentation will examine the overall use of ACE units, patient outcomes and the geriatric interdisciplinary team approach. More than 50% of patients hospitalized today are over the age of 65. Clinical nurse specialists play a key role in assisting nurses in attaining gerontological nursing education and skills in providing care for complex elder patients. Nurses need knowledge and skills on how to implement comprehensive geriatric assessment principles to improve patient's outcomes. The use of an interdisciplinary team and how nurses can benefit from coordinating and participating in this type of patient care environment will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typeAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe ACE of Hearts: Developing an Acute Care for Elders Unit to Enhance Patient Outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConley, Deborah Marksen_US
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Christineen_US
dc.contributor.authorReilly, Rebeccaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRauth, Jacqueen_US
dc.contributor.authorDistfanto, Sherrien_US
dc.contributor.authorLogan, Sueen_US
dc.contributor.authorRochford, Kevinen_US
dc.author.detailsDeborah Marks Conley, MSN, APRN, BC, CS, Nebraska Methodist Hospital and Nebraska Medical College, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Christine Donovan, BSN, RN, BC; Rebecca Reilly, MD; Jacque Rauth, MA, MPT; Sherri Distafanto, MSW; Sue Logan, RN; Kevin Rochford, MSWen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164370-
dc.description.abstractAcute care of older patients is a specialty area of practice. Elders have a spectrum of needs including physiological, psychosocial, functional and socioeconomic that alter their response to physiologic illness and the acute care experience in general. Acute Care for Elders (ACE) units specifically designed to meet the needs of older adults and their families can have a dramatic impact on recovery from acute illness and long-term, post-discharge outcomes. Applying standardized comprehensive geriatric assessment principles across the continuum of care in an ACE unit enhances care provided to older adults and decreases the length of stay, saves money and enhances discharges to home. The goals of geriatric assessment are to increase diagnostic accuracy, decrease functional decline, improve long-term placement options, consolidate medications, decrease hospital or nursing home stays, contribute to family proactive planning and promote independence for older adults. Methodist Hospital has the only ACE unit in Nebraska, which has 18-beds. Research data collected on the ACE unit at Methodist Hospital for the past 12 months will be included. This presentation will examine the overall use of ACE units, patient outcomes and the geriatric interdisciplinary team approach. More than 50% of patients hospitalized today are over the age of 65. Clinical nurse specialists play a key role in assisting nurses in attaining gerontological nursing education and skills in providing care for complex elder patients. Nurses need knowledge and skills on how to implement comprehensive geriatric assessment principles to improve patient's outcomes. The use of an interdisciplinary team and how nurses can benefit from coordinating and participating in this type of patient care environment will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:47:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:47:08Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USAen_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.en_US
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