Involvement of Advanced Practice Nurse in the management of geriatric conditions: examples from different countries

The increasing demand for healthcare services is placing great strain on healthcare systems throughout the world. Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now...

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Improving quality of care in nursing facilities: The gerontological clinical nurse specialist as research nurse consultant

It is becoming increasingly common for nursing facilities to use Quality Indicators (QI) derived from Minimum Data Set (MDS) data for quality improvement initiatives within their facilities. It is not known how much support facilities need to effectively review...

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Initiative to test a multidisciplinary model with advanced practice nurses to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents

Consider the current reality for Mrs Florence Jones, a woman of advanced age and mild dementia in a long-term care facility, who insists everyone call her “Flossie”:On May 1, Karen, the nurse aide taking care of Flossie, needs to...

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Integrating advanced practice registered nurses into nursing homes: The Missouri Quality Initiative experience

THERE are nearly 1.5 million older adults residing in nursing homes (NH) across the United States. Reducing avoidable hospitalizations among vulnerable NH residents has become a national priority. Estimates suggest more than $14 billion of Medicare funding is spent annually on hospitalizations for this vulnerable population....

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Back to the fundamentals of care: A road map to improve nursing home care quality

See PDF. Rantz, M.J., & Zwygart-Stauffacher, M. (2004). Back to the fundamentals of care: A road map to improve nursing home care quality. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 19(2), 92-94. Journal of Nursing Care Quality

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Impact of nurse practitioners on health outcomes of Medicare and Medicaid patients

Strengthening healthcare overall is essential to the health of our nation and promoting access to healthcare as well as controlling healthcare costs in a quality cost-effective manner. Nurse practitioners have demonstrated in prior research to be effective and cost-effective...

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Stability and sensitivity of nursing home quality indicators

The issues of stability and sensitivity of indicators to actually detect differences in quality of care in nursing facilities are not only of concern to researchers, but also to public policy makers, who are reporting indicators to providers and...

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Health Outcomes Improved in States Where Nurse Practitioners Independently Provide Primary Care

Click here for the video! As America’s population ages, life spans lengthen and more individuals enroll in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, the need for health care professionals will increase. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates...

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Developing a residential care facility version of the observable indicators of nursing home care quality instrument

The last decade has seen a substantial growth in the development of residential care facilities (assisted-living facilities). Evaluation of the quality of care in this service delivery sector has been hampered by the lack of a consensus definition of...

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QIPMO Video

Wonder what QIPMO is all about? Click here for a quick and informative video! Strata Commun

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