Are We Ready? Improving Geriatric Nursing Resources in an Acute Care Organization Using the K-P Leadership Model

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308387
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Are We Ready? Improving Geriatric Nursing Resources in an Acute Care Organization Using the K-P Leadership Model
Author(s):
Rosenblatt, Linda; Hugueley, Sandra E
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Linda Rosenblatt, MSN,RN, linda.rosenblatt@mlh.org; Sandra E Hugueley, MSN, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

The US population age 65 and older is projected to grow 79% over the next 20 years. Older adults are increasingly the core consumers of hospital services. Nurses play a key role in clinical outcomes of the hospitalized older adult. Geriatric specific education is essential to meet the specialized needs of this population. This project evaluated geriatric nursing resources available to nursing staff in a multisystem acute care hospital.  Lack of ongoing continuing education to support delivery of evidenced based geriatric nursing care, outside of the organizations post acute service line, was identified. Using the Kouzes –Posner Leadership Model, strategies were identified and implemented to promote recognition of geriatric nursing as a specialty in the systems acute care hospitals.  Utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach combining post acute and acute care members, expansion of the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) program and a goal to train 25 acute care registered nurses as a GRN (Geriatric Resource Nurse) over a 12 month period was proposed. Data on patient volume, key clinical indicators, and financial implications were presented to influential corporate leaders.  Strategies generated interest among staff and leaders, and a commitment to expand the NICHE program. The project resulted in improving the numbers of geriatric resources in the acute care organization through completed training of 6 acute care registered nurses as a certified GRN. The hospital system currently has 35 total GRNs.  Additionally this education resulted in 7 of those geriatric resource nurses becoming board certified in gerontology.
Keywords:
Leadership; Geriatric
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAre We Ready? Improving Geriatric Nursing Resources in an Acute Care Organization Using the K-P Leadership Modelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRosenblatt, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHugueley, Sandra Een_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsLinda Rosenblatt, MSN,RN, linda.rosenblatt@mlh.org; Sandra E Hugueley, MSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308387-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>The US population age 65 and older is projected to grow 79% over the next 20 years. Older adults are increasingly the core consumers of hospital services. Nurses play a key role in clinical outcomes of the hospitalized older adult. Geriatric specific education is essential to meet the specialized needs of this population. This project evaluated geriatric nursing resources available to nursing staff in a multisystem acute care hospital.  Lack of ongoing continuing education to support delivery of evidenced based geriatric nursing care, outside of the organizations post acute service line, was identified. Using the Kouzes –Posner Leadership Model, strategies were identified and implemented to promote recognition of geriatric nursing as a specialty in the systems acute care hospitals.  Utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach combining post acute and acute care members, expansion of the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) program and a goal to train 25 acute care registered nurses as a GRN (Geriatric Resource Nurse) over a 12 month period was proposed. Data on patient volume, key clinical indicators, and financial implications were presented to influential corporate leaders.  Strategies generated interest among staff and leaders, and a commitment to expand the NICHE program. The project resulted in improving the numbers of geriatric resources in the acute care organization through completed training of 6 acute care registered nurses as a certified GRN. The hospital system currently has 35 total GRNs.  Additionally this education resulted in 7 of those geriatric resource nurses becoming board certified in gerontology.en_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectGeriatricen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:40Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:40Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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