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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602465
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Assessment and Prevention of Geriatric Functional Decline
Author(s):
Tully, Jessica
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Jessica Tully, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNML, jessica.tully@midland-memorial.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The geriatric population continues to grow.  At an acute care hospital, the Katz Index of Independence in activities of daily living tool was implemented to identify patients at risk for functional decline.  Outlined nurse-initiated interventions were created to prevent the incidence of functional decline while hospitalized in the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit.  This quality improvement initiative required nurses to assess the function of the patient during various stages of the patients’ illness.  The nurse used the Katz tool upon admission to assess the patients function 3 months prior to admission, on the date of admission, and upon discharge.   The completed Katz tools (N= 31) were compiled after an eight week period to measure the effectiveness.  This poster presentation will provide the overview of the Katz tool and the nurse-initiated interventions.  The result of this study reveals interesting outcomes that will impact the geriatric population in the acute care setting.  Administrators will gain knowledge in strategies for development and incorporation of a geriatric functional assessment tool with prevention interventions at the bedside.  Staff nurses will be able to identify and discuss the importance of assessing geriatric function and implementing interventions to prevent functional decline while hospitalized.
Keywords:
Geriatric population; Functional decline; Quality improvement
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.79
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleAssessment and Prevention of Geriatric Functional Declineen
dc.contributor.authorTully, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsJessica Tully, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNML, jessica.tully@midland-memorial.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602465en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The geriatric population continues to grow.  At an acute care hospital, the Katz Index of Independence in activities of daily living tool was implemented to identify patients at risk for functional decline.  Outlined nurse-initiated interventions were created to prevent the incidence of functional decline while hospitalized in the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit.  This quality improvement initiative required nurses to assess the function of the patient during various stages of the patients’ illness.  The nurse used the Katz tool upon admission to assess the patients function 3 months prior to admission, on the date of admission, and upon discharge.   The completed Katz tools (N= 31) were compiled after an eight week period to measure the effectiveness.  This poster presentation will provide the overview of the Katz tool and the nurse-initiated interventions.  The result of this study reveals interesting outcomes that will impact the geriatric population in the acute care setting.  Administrators will gain knowledge in strategies for development and incorporation of a geriatric functional assessment tool with prevention interventions at the bedside.  Staff nurses will be able to identify and discuss the importance of assessing geriatric function and implementing interventions to prevent functional decline while hospitalized.en
dc.subjectGeriatric populationen
dc.subjectFunctional declineen
dc.subjectQuality improvementen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:29:33Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:29:33Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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