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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:
– A comprehensive gerontological nursing website.

PCOA - Primary Care of Older Adults (PCOA) is a comprehensive series consisting of 11 evidence-based educational modules (with Nursing CEs) that prepare nurses and other healthcare professionals with the fundamental skills they need to recognize and address the specialized needs of their older primary care patients.

GITT - The Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT) initiative recognizes that older adults with multiple chronic conditions rely on health care professionals from a variety of disciplines. The GITT Kit (available for purchase on the HIGN e-learning center) provides provides training resources to help health care professionals develop geriatric interdisciplinary teams, and continues HIGN’s mission of reshaping health profession training to meet the demographic imperatives of the 21st century.

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.

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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