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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164380
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comfortable, Confident, Competent Nurses in Long Term Care
Author(s):
Dawson, Mona; Baugh, Mimi
Author Details:
Mona Dawson, MSN,RN, GNP, email: mona.dawson@angelo.edu; Mimi Baugh RN (graduate student)
Abstract:
There is a changing profile of patients that nurses are seeing in the long term care setting. Research shows that nurses and the education they receive regarding geriatric patients is not adequate to meet the needs of this subspecialty group. Nurses at all education levels need to be able to appropriately and correctly identify the needs of older adults and frail elderly. Concept based curriculum is being used in nursing programs nationwide, this educational approach has been slow to find its way to the long term care setting. It is important to have nurses well versed in assessment and critical thinking skills in order to help the geriatric population. Physical assessment is the foundation to providing appropriate and competent patient care. Evidenced based practice be must used, though many times this information has difficulty reaching direct patient and the nurses who need it the most. Research shows that having an advanced practice nurse present in a facility can increase positive patient outcomes and decrease hospitalizations. However, nurses can become dependent on the APN and not use their nursing assessment skills and knowledge. Over the last several years, major advances in healthcare sciences and services have been made. These advances have implications for nursing performance, not all nurses and long term care facilities are prepared to meet these current healthcare challenges for the geriatric population. This presentation will present the framework for a concept based education program specifically designed to make comfortable, confident, competent nurses in long term care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Convention
Conference Host:
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Conference Location:
Palm Springs, California, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComfortable, Confident, Competent Nurses in Long Term Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Monaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaugh, Mimien_US
dc.author.detailsMona Dawson, MSN,RN, GNP, email: mona.dawson@angelo.edu; Mimi Baugh RN (graduate student)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164380-
dc.description.abstractThere is a changing profile of patients that nurses are seeing in the long term care setting. Research shows that nurses and the education they receive regarding geriatric patients is not adequate to meet the needs of this subspecialty group. Nurses at all education levels need to be able to appropriately and correctly identify the needs of older adults and frail elderly. Concept based curriculum is being used in nursing programs nationwide, this educational approach has been slow to find its way to the long term care setting. It is important to have nurses well versed in assessment and critical thinking skills in order to help the geriatric population. Physical assessment is the foundation to providing appropriate and competent patient care. Evidenced based practice be must used, though many times this information has difficulty reaching direct patient and the nurses who need it the most. Research shows that having an advanced practice nurse present in a facility can increase positive patient outcomes and decrease hospitalizations. However, nurses can become dependent on the APN and not use their nursing assessment skills and knowledge. Over the last several years, major advances in healthcare sciences and services have been made. These advances have implications for nursing performance, not all nurses and long term care facilities are prepared to meet these current healthcare challenges for the geriatric population. This presentation will present the framework for a concept based education program specifically designed to make comfortable, confident, competent nurses in long term care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:52:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:52:10Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameNational Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Conventionen_US
dc.conference.hostNational Gerontological Nursing Associationen_US
dc.conference.locationPalm Springs, California, 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.-
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