The Regional Geriatric and Community Intervention Program û A model for enhancing emergency department discharges for high-risk seniors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164392
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Regional Geriatric and Community Intervention Program û A model for enhancing emergency department discharges for high-risk seniors
Author(s):
Pulfer, Tammy; Wilding, Laura
Author Details:
Tammy Pulfer, RN, MN, GNC�, The Ottawa Hospital, email: tpulfer@toh.on.ca; Laura Wilding
Abstract:
The Regional Geriatric and Community Intervention Program (RGCIP) is an initiative aimed at optimizing the safety and independence of local seniors. The integration of over 20 community partner groups enabled this program to successfully implement an evidence-based model for Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) in nine emergency departments (EDs) across the region. The RGCIP GEM model includes a 2-stage screening process for targeted patient identification followed by a focused geriatric assessment performed by a GEM Nurse. As geriatric syndromes are identified, the GEM Nurse initiates early referral to specialized geriatric services and community supports for further assessment, intervention and in-home services, as indicated. The resources provided to community agencies to support expanded and urgent capacity for GEM referrals are critical components of this regional program. Cross-sector collaboration is the focus of the Project Leadership Team which convenes regularly to plan, evaluate and realize program activities.

This program represents an innovative approach to bridging the gap between acute care and community-based care. The GEM model is utilized to enhance the usual care of seniors in the ED, thus creating a new frontier in both gerontological and critical care nursing aimed at improving the safety and quality of ED care for high-risk seniors.

Evaluation data will be presented outlining the impact of this program on ED utilization (repeat ED visits, hospital admissions and ED length of stay) as well as patient and staff satisfaction reports.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Regional Geriatric and Community Intervention Program û A model for enhancing emergency department discharges for high-risk seniorsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPulfer, Tammyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilding, Lauraen_US
dc.author.detailsTammy Pulfer, RN, MN, GNC�, The Ottawa Hospital, email: tpulfer@toh.on.ca; Laura Wildingen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164392-
dc.description.abstractThe Regional Geriatric and Community Intervention Program (RGCIP) is an initiative aimed at optimizing the safety and independence of local seniors. The integration of over 20 community partner groups enabled this program to successfully implement an evidence-based model for Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) in nine emergency departments (EDs) across the region. The RGCIP GEM model includes a 2-stage screening process for targeted patient identification followed by a focused geriatric assessment performed by a GEM Nurse. As geriatric syndromes are identified, the GEM Nurse initiates early referral to specialized geriatric services and community supports for further assessment, intervention and in-home services, as indicated. The resources provided to community agencies to support expanded and urgent capacity for GEM referrals are critical components of this regional program. Cross-sector collaboration is the focus of the Project Leadership Team which convenes regularly to plan, evaluate and realize program activities. <br/><br/>This program represents an innovative approach to bridging the gap between acute care and community-based care. The GEM model is utilized to enhance the usual care of seniors in the ED, thus creating a new frontier in both gerontological and critical care nursing aimed at improving the safety and quality of ED care for high-risk seniors.<br/><br/>Evaluation data will be presented outlining the impact of this program on ED utilization (repeat ED visits, hospital admissions and ED length of stay) as well as patient and staff satisfaction reports.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:52:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:52:27Z-
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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