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Massachusetts General Hospital is applying for Magnet re-designation. Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so before Oct. 27, 2017.

For more information, please click here: Public Notice | Staff Notice

PUBLIC OPEN SESSION
November 7, 2017
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center
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STAFF OPEN SESSION
November 7, 2017
7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center
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Excellence Every Day represents an MGH commitment to providing the highest quality, safest care that meets or exceeds all standards set by the hospital and external organizations.
Collaborative Governance Magnet Recognition Regulatory Readiness Innovation Units
A focus on geriatric care

AN MGH NARRATIVE

Ms. J. was came to the hospital following a stroke and had a long stay due to an
independent living situation that was no longer safe for her. Early in her course she was quite confused and agitated, often refusing care or combative with staff attempting to provide her care. more...

Susan Gage, MSN, RN
Ellison 16, General Medical

 
65 PLUS
 

65 Plus is an interdisciplinary program of Patient Care Services responsible for planning and implementing initiatives to enhance the care of older adult patients throughout the hospital. The program focuses on improving knowledge and practices regarding the care of older adults; enhancing age specific evidence-based practice; improving the healthcare experience for older adult patients and their families; and supporting clinicians caring for older adult patients. Read more...

"The Plus of 65plus"

Older Adults & Pain

Preventing Falls

MGH CONTACT

Deborah D'Avolio, PhD, APRN-BC, Geriatric Specialist, Nurse Scientist and MGH 65 Plus, NICHE Leader

Ellison 6, Office 635
Phone: 617-643-4873
Fax: 617-726-1025

Geriatric Certification

The E. Louise Berke Fund for Gerontological Nursing reimburses registered nurses working in Patient Care Services for the cost of the gerontology specialty certification and re-certification exams.

The Importance of Gerontology Certification for Quality Patient Care

Geriatric Clinical Assessment Tools

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing has created evidence-based tools to support geriatric assessment.

 

Policies, Procedures & Guidelines:
(internal access only)

 

RESOURCE READING

Geriatric Rounds

Articles
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Numerous articles and websites are available to support clinicians care of older adults.

Books:

  • Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. Fourth edition Springer series, Capezuti, E. Editor, (2011)
  • Gerontological Nurse Certification Review. Wallace, M. & Grossman, S.  (2008)
  • Essentials of Gerontological Nursing. Wallace, M. (2008)
  • Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus (2007) Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus (Paperback) The American Geriatrics Society
  • Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine And Gerontology: Sixth Edition (Principles of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology) (2009), by Jeffrey Halter (Author), William Hazzard (Author), Joseph Ouslander (Author), Mary Tinetti (Author), Stephanie Studenski (Author), Kevin High (Author), Sanjay Asthana (Author)
  • Managing Pain in the Older Adult. Jansen, M. (2008).
  • Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, Miller, Carol, A., (2008),  Case Western Reserve University, Clev Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing,(Author)
  • Gerontological Nursing: The Essential Guide to Clinical Practice (2nd Edition) (Hardcover) by Patricia A. Tabloski (2009).
  • Preventing Patient Falls, 2nd edition, Janice M. Morse, (2008)
WEB-BASED RESOURCES

Click here to view a list of more sites...

EXTERNAL REVIEWERS
 

Joint Commission logo

The Joint Commission standard for prevention of falls includes the assessment of patients for risk, the education and training of patients and staff, and the collection of data on the effectiveness of falls reduction activities.

   

Magnet Recognition

Magnet_logoThe American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) requires Magnet-designated organizations to track nationally-benchmarked nursing sensitive indicators (NSIs) to continually inform improvement efforts related enhance patient outcomes. Examples of NSIs include, but are not limited to: patient falls, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and restraint use.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

There are numerous terms and acronyms in healthcare that may be unfamiliar. Please click here to visit a Glossary of Terms that may be helpful. And please email any suggested additions.

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Excellence Every Day represents an MGH commitment to providing the highest quality, safest care that meets or exceeds all standards set by the hospital and external organizations.

 

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