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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182900
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Model of Care that Fosters a Geriatric Friendly Environment
Author(s):
Ducharme, Maria; Baumhover, Lisa
Author Details:
Maria Ducharme, MS, RN, CNA-BC, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, email: mducharm@lifespan.org; Lisa Baumhover, MS, RN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: The acute care hospital is rapidly changing with respect to both patients and the nursing workforce. Current models of nursing care delivery have become challenged. Patients are spending less time in the hospital and the acuity level is higher. The patient population is aging causing patients to be more vulnerable to iatrogenic complications when hospitalized. Kurt Lewins Change Theory was utilized to develop a model of nursing care delivery with the intent of improving outcomes for geriatric patients. A three-pronged approach involving geriatric education, the use of geriatric protocols and environmental changes was utilized. Geriatric aides were added to existing FTE's and their role was specific to providing care to the elderly and supporting the nurse in achieving goals of ambulation, nutrition and rest. Protocols for treating geriatric patients in pain and with delirium and the principles of geriatric care, (spirituality, medication management, mental health issues, pressure ulcer prevention, pain management, restraint alternatives, legal and ethical issues) also assist the professional nurse. This model of care delivery integrates the principles of primary nursing with a professional practice framework, fostering a geriatric friendly environment. Evaluation of the model and quality outcomes reveal a decrease in injurious falls and hospital acquired pressure ulcers, as well as a decrease in restraint and sitter use.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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.titleA Model of Care that Fosters a Geriatric Friendly Environmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorDucharme, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaumhover, Lisaen_US
dc.author.detailsMaria Ducharme, MS, RN, CNA-BC, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, email: mducharm@lifespan.org; Lisa Baumhover, MS, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182900-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: The acute care hospital is rapidly changing with respect to both patients and the nursing workforce. Current models of nursing care delivery have become challenged. Patients are spending less time in the hospital and the acuity level is higher. The patient population is aging causing patients to be more vulnerable to iatrogenic complications when hospitalized. Kurt Lewins Change Theory was utilized to develop a model of nursing care delivery with the intent of improving outcomes for geriatric patients. A three-pronged approach involving geriatric education, the use of geriatric protocols and environmental changes was utilized. Geriatric aides were added to existing FTE's and their role was specific to providing care to the elderly and supporting the nurse in achieving goals of ambulation, nutrition and rest. Protocols for treating geriatric patients in pain and with delirium and the principles of geriatric care, (spirituality, medication management, mental health issues, pressure ulcer prevention, pain management, restraint alternatives, legal and ethical issues) also assist the professional nurse. This model of care delivery integrates the principles of primary nursing with a professional practice framework, fostering a geriatric friendly environment. Evaluation of the model and quality outcomes reveal a decrease in injurious falls and hospital acquired pressure ulcers, as well as a decrease in restraint and sitter use.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:45:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:45:07Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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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