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NYUCN's NICHE Hospitals Report Series Launches

August 18, 2011
N-477, 2010-2011

Report identifies positive outcomes and initiatives for older adult patients at NICHE designated hospitals

New York University College of Nursing’s Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) announces the launch of the NICHE Hospitals Report series. The new series details the positive outcomes and innovative initiatives experienced at NICHE designated hospitals in their care of older adult patients.

Over 300 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have instituted the NICHE Program for older adult patients to help make their health care journey a positive one. The NICHE Program provides online educational programs, methodologies and tools developed by experts and experienced NICHE sites to help health care professionals improve their practice and achieve real improvement in the care of hospitalized older adults. The Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) curriculum is one of the core components of the program and is designed for use by those at NICHE sites who train nurses in best practices for older adult patients.

The first published report in the series provides a summary of outcomes and initiatives from all care categories and hospital settings. Fall reduction, reduced length of stay, decline in delirium, fewer skin problems, less restraint use are just a few of the reported successes. Linked references are provided for fuller accounts of the positive outcomes. Future reports will focus more in depth on specific categories and settings.

The summary Hospitals Report is available as a pdf download on the NICHE web site.

About NICHE

NICHE is a national organization designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. NICHE hospitals seek to create an environment where older adult patients receive care that results in better outcomes. This climate of success encourages patients and their families to seek NICHE designated hospitals for their medical needs.

NICHE is a program of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU College of Nursing funded in part with generous support from Atlantic Philanthropies and The John A. Hartford Foundation. For more information visit www.nicheprogram.org.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
NICHE, College of Nursing

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

NYUCN's NICHE Hospitals Report Series Launches

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