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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182741
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dissemination of an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program
Author(s):
Gall, Kathleen; Hoffman, Mary Lou; Jeske, Lee
Author Details:
Kathleen Gall, MS, RN, CNA, BC, Aurora Health Care-St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: kathleen.gall@aurora.org; Mary Lou Hoffmann, MS, APRN, BC; Lee Jeske, MS, APRN, BC
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This presentation describes a large medical center's experience in improving outcomes for hospitalized older adults. Program components include interactive education to promote partnership with patients for better outcomes, creation of an ACE toolkit for future unit expansion, and planning through an interdisciplinary ACE advisory committee. ABSTRACT: Dissemination of an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program in a Large Medical Center Caring for older adults in a large hospital setting can be challenging. Hospitalized patients over the age of sixty-five have special needs which are not always identified or appropriately treated. Nurses need special skills to assure: the prevention of and the early identification of delirium, the maintenance or improvement of patients' baseline functional level, and the prevention of common complications of older patients. These complex problems are known to contribute to the loss of independence and thus to the need for an increase in the older patient's level of care. Nursing has played a key role in improving outcomes of care for seniors in this six hundred bed urban medical center. An advisory group meets to design and implement strategies to improve the care for this population. The group consists of: geriatricians, patient care managers, clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, the Vice President of Patient Care Services, representatives from the support departments (rehabilitation, nutrition, pharmacy, social services) and community volunteers. Beginning in 2006, the advisory group has designed and implemented: a geriatric protocol for all patients over age sixty-five, an interactive workshop (developed with a HRSA grant), on-line learning modules for staff nurses, and a tool kit to assist in further dissemination of ACE units. A software report, called "ACE Tracker", has been developed using the data to identify specific risk factors for hospitalized elders. This tool is used daily during the Outcome Facilitation Team meetings on each unit to assure the real-time initiation of an appropriate plan of care. The interactive workshop immerses staff in the co-morbidities facing this population. Multiple units within this medical center have been designated as "ACE" units in the past two years. Each unit tracks processes of care. An analysis of the data demonstrates a positive trend in all areas by the first two inpatient units that initiated these protocols and tools, when compared to the rest of the acute care hospital and the average of all the hospitals within this large system.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.titleDissemination of an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGall, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorHoffman, Mary Louen_US
dc.contributor.authorJeske, Leeen_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Gall, MS, RN, CNA, BC, Aurora Health Care-St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: kathleen.gall@aurora.org; Mary Lou Hoffmann, MS, APRN, BC; Lee Jeske, MS, APRN, BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182741-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This presentation describes a large medical center's experience in improving outcomes for hospitalized older adults. Program components include interactive education to promote partnership with patients for better outcomes, creation of an ACE toolkit for future unit expansion, and planning through an interdisciplinary ACE advisory committee. ABSTRACT: Dissemination of an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program in a Large Medical Center Caring for older adults in a large hospital setting can be challenging. Hospitalized patients over the age of sixty-five have special needs which are not always identified or appropriately treated. Nurses need special skills to assure: the prevention of and the early identification of delirium, the maintenance or improvement of patients' baseline functional level, and the prevention of common complications of older patients. These complex problems are known to contribute to the loss of independence and thus to the need for an increase in the older patient's level of care. Nursing has played a key role in improving outcomes of care for seniors in this six hundred bed urban medical center. An advisory group meets to design and implement strategies to improve the care for this population. The group consists of: geriatricians, patient care managers, clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, the Vice President of Patient Care Services, representatives from the support departments (rehabilitation, nutrition, pharmacy, social services) and community volunteers. Beginning in 2006, the advisory group has designed and implemented: a geriatric protocol for all patients over age sixty-five, an interactive workshop (developed with a HRSA grant), on-line learning modules for staff nurses, and a tool kit to assist in further dissemination of ACE units. A software report, called "ACE Tracker", has been developed using the data to identify specific risk factors for hospitalized elders. This tool is used daily during the Outcome Facilitation Team meetings on each unit to assure the real-time initiation of an appropriate plan of care. The interactive workshop immerses staff in the co-morbidities facing this population. Multiple units within this medical center have been designated as "ACE" units in the past two years. Each unit tracks processes of care. An analysis of the data demonstrates a positive trend in all areas by the first two inpatient units that initiated these protocols and tools, when compared to the rest of the acute care hospital and the average of all the hospitals within this large system.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:38:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:38:03Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.en_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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