Explore a day in the life of an academic geriatric nurse. Through interviews and beautiful photo portraits, the 2010 Annual Report of the John A. Hartford Foundation profiles 18 inspiring nursing leaders. Get to know them as they conduct research on elder abuse, hoarding, and dementia, promote wellness, enhance community services, improve nursing home care, and prepare the next generation of geriatric nurses to meet the unique needs of older Americans. Read more here.
The National Summit on Advancing Health through Nursing--the capstone event of the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM--will be webcast live on November 30, 2010. The Summit will officially "kick-off" the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and engage stakeholders in efforts to identify strategies to implement recommendations from the IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, released in October 2010. Summit presentations will highlight the recommendations from the report and steps to help foster their implementation.
- Register for the webcast, which will begin at 10:15 AM EST on November 30
- Access the report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
The RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing Launches New Website to Help Advance the Recommendations in IOM Report
Website will feature ways to get involved, educational resources, research and data
As part of the Initiative on the Future of Nursing, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a new website to include:
- details on the Institute of Medicine recommendations from the Future of Nursing report and the research and data behind them
- ideas, action steps and resources for how organizations can become involved
- toolkits and template materials for those working on the ground to advance the recommendations in their communities.
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a process of creating an environment in which administration, healthcare workers, and ancillary staff strive to generate consistent quality outcomes. Many long-term care facilities establish benchmarks associated with state and federal regulatory compliance, staff turnover, budgets, occupancy, and quality care. Long-term care staff strives to address problems in a timely manner with the goal of avoiding a repeating occurrence. However, positive outcomes can best be achieved by linking quality measures to clinical practice. This 5-step pyramid design is just one example of a problem-solving process using a bottom-up approach to achieving quality outcomes.
Step one: The first step at the base of the pyramid starts with data collection of an identified problem or concern within the healthcare facility. This information is queried from a computer database or from a file folder of variance reports. Most problems are prioritized based on resident safety and department goals.
- Meridian Health Institute for Evidence-Based Care’s second annual conference, Knowledge in Motion: Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care
- More AE Participants are Reporting Consistent Assignment
- Partners for Education in Gerontology
- Partnership for Health in Aging - Multidisciplinary Competencies in Care ...