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In response to an increasing need for geriatric nursing care expertise, a variety of initiatives to improve care of older adults emerged, and there is a now a robust, recognized body of literature supporting quality care of older adults (Abraham, Bottrell, Fulmer & Mezey (1999).
Hartford Foundation Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence to develop the nationwide Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.
Hartford Foundation and the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence will work together to increase the number of well-qualified geriatric nursing faculty and help ensure that all nurses are prepared to care for our rapidly aging population.
As champions for evidence-based geriatric nursing education, they supported the RCGNE objectives to improve statewide quality and availability of evidence-based geriatric nursing education.
2009), in considering remedies, stated that "to allow nurses to provide care that produces the best possible outcomes, the latest evidence about best geriatric nursing practices needs to be disseminated to nurses who are practicing at the point of care" (p.
Geriatric nursing is a person-centered practice and requires the best of nursing.
Recommendations are drawn from sources such as the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Geriatric and End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortia, and the Institute of Medicine as embedded in the six Quality and Safety Education for Nursing Competencies.
Meredith Wallace Kazer of Fairfield University, the original author and editor of Try This: Best Practices in Geriatric Nursing.
Thompson contends that with these kinds of statistics, the average oncology nurse should have a mailbox overflowing with nursing journals and newsletters full of geriatric-specific, evidence-based articles; oncology-focused geriatric nursing research findings; and other ongoing helpful tips and tools in working with the needs of this specific patient population.
To provide future nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to care for this growing population the Hartford Foundation funded a series of Geriatric Nursing Education Consortiums (GNEC) developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
The third edition of this volume (earlier editions were titled Geriatric nursing protocols for best practice) has over 15 new topics and 17 revised and updated chapters.
training module on restraint-free care, offered by the Penn Nursing Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (www.

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