Utilization of Technology to Improve Geriatric Care in the Emergency Department

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602013
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilization of Technology to Improve Geriatric Care in the Emergency Department
Other Titles:
Enhancing Simulation Experience through Debriefing and Evaluation [Session]
Author(s):
Hernandez, Johnanna L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Gamma
Author Details:
Johnanna L. Hernandez, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, johnannahernandez@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: The use of technology in the emergency department (ED) to improve quality of care of older adult patients in the emergency department (ED) is the focus of this presentation. A comprehensive systematic literature review was completed focusing on polypharmacy issues in the elderly and Beer???s list medications. The literature review was used to inform educational sessions and development of educational materials in two urban emergency departments. Particular focus was given to Beer???s list medications related to ED presentation, Beer???s list medications leading to hospital admission, and Beer???s list medications most commonly given while in the ED. Initial surveys were provided to ED nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to gain information related to the type of educational methods and devices would be employed. Emails, iPads preloaded with geriatric care apps attached to rolling iPad medical carts, oral presentation, Beer???s Criteria pocket cards, and posters focusing on Beer???s Criteria medications related to ED presentation were utilized. After three months of use, pre- and post-test information indicated increased knowledge of the Beer???s criteria and Beer???s criteria medications in the ED associated with a positive change in practice. Follow-up evaluation revealed which tools were the most useful in improving bedside care of the older adult in the ED. Not all methods of delivery were considered useful in the fast-paced ED environment for education during patient care, but Face-Time applications were used to improve patient communication.
Keywords:
iPad; polypharmacy; geriatric
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15M10
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleUtilization of Technology to Improve Geriatric Care in the Emergency Departmenten
dc.title.alternativeEnhancing Simulation Experience through Debriefing and Evaluation [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorHernandez, Johnanna L.en
dc.contributor.departmentEta Gammaen
dc.author.detailsJohnanna L. Hernandez, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, johnannahernandez@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602013-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: The use of technology in the emergency department (ED) to improve quality of care of older adult patients in the emergency department (ED) is the focus of this presentation. A comprehensive systematic literature review was completed focusing on polypharmacy issues in the elderly and Beer???s list medications. The literature review was used to inform educational sessions and development of educational materials in two urban emergency departments. Particular focus was given to Beer???s list medications related to ED presentation, Beer???s list medications leading to hospital admission, and Beer???s list medications most commonly given while in the ED. Initial surveys were provided to ED nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to gain information related to the type of educational methods and devices would be employed. Emails, iPads preloaded with geriatric care apps attached to rolling iPad medical carts, oral presentation, Beer???s Criteria pocket cards, and posters focusing on Beer???s Criteria medications related to ED presentation were utilized. After three months of use, pre- and post-test information indicated increased knowledge of the Beer???s criteria and Beer???s criteria medications in the ED associated with a positive change in practice. Follow-up evaluation revealed which tools were the most useful in improving bedside care of the older adult in the ED. Not all methods of delivery were considered useful in the fast-paced ED environment for education during patient care, but Face-Time applications were used to improve patient communication.en
dc.subjectiPaden
dc.subjectpolypharmacyen
dc.subjectgeriatricen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T13:01:33Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T13:01:33Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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