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NICHE Launches Education Brief Series

May 31, 2012

Contact: Barbara Bricoli | 212-992-9753 | Barbara.bricoli@nyu.edu

Series aims to bolster caregivers’ ability to deliver evidence-based care for older adult hospital patients
 

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) announces the launch of the NICHE Education Briefs, a series of in-service training modules that focus on clinical care issues and trends pertinent to the Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) and bedside caregiver’s ability to provide evidence-based-care. The Education Brief series is being developed by Cindy Nigolian, GCNS-BC, NICHE clinical administrator. Recently published Education Briefs, available to NICHE designated hospitals can be found at http://www.nicheprogram.org/courses/144.

Current NICHE Education Briefs
• Self Neglect in the Hospitalized Older Adult
• Using "Teach-back" at the Bedside
• Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations and Older Adults
• The GRN's Bedside Guide: Simple Environmental Modifications to Enhance Safety for Older Adults
• Updated Beer's Criteria 2012 - American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel

More NICHE Education Briefs are in development.

The NICHE Education Brief series was created at the request of NICHE coordinators, who drive the implementation of NICHE concepts and models of care for older adult patients at their respective hospitals.

Evidence and practice protocols change at a rapid rate, making continuous education at the bedside a necessity. NICHE developed the Education Briefs to assist the NICHE coordinator and educator in providing this needed training. Since the briefs take as little as 30 minutes to complete, they can be used in an instructor-led format or individually reviewed online. Many come with supplemental handouts and ideas for unit- or hospital-based GRN-led NICHE strategies.

About NICHE
NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. NICHE has over 350 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout North America. A program of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing, the vision of NICHE is for all patients 65-and-over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of health care facilities to achieve patient-centered care for older adults. For more information visit www.nicheprogram.org.

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This Press Release is in the following Topics:
NICHE, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Type: Press Release

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

NICHE Launches Education Brief Series

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