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Practice Promoting best practices related to the care of older adults

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) acts as an authoritative source for quality care of older adults across the continuum of care. The Hartford Institute focuses on disseminating best practices to practicing nurses and interdisciplinary teams, faculty, and students. Practice initiatives include:

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
– Creates a culture that embraces a sensitivity to the unique needs of older adults. By building leadership and capacity to provide system level change, NICHE provides the structure to assure quality care for older adults. Utilizing project management tools, core gerontological curricula, evidence-based protocols, caregiver resources, benchmarked measures, NICHE supports system level implementation of evidence-based practice in a network of health care facilities committed to improving the care of hospitalized older adults.

– A comprehensive gerontological nursing website.

Resourcefully Enhancing Aging in Specialty Nursing (REASN) – Supports the work of specialty nursing organizations in their efforts to develop and disseminate geronotological tools and resources.

“The Hartford Institute supports the central role that nurses play in all practice settings in improving the quality of health and quality of life of older adults."

Marie Boltz, PhD, APRN, BC, NYU Faculty

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