Open Resources

  • Assessment Tools

    This series of assessment tools provides knowledge of best practices in the care of older adults that is easily accessible, easily understood, easily implemented, and encourages the use of these best practices by all direct care nurses. The content is directed to orient and encourage all nurses to understand the special needs of older adults and utilize the highest standards of practice in caring for the elderly. These instruments are designed to be used as screening tools, not for diagnosis.

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  • Operational Tools

    NICHE operational tools are designed to support hospital initiatives, information gathering, and compliance efforts related to the care of older adult patients. This assures hospitals and other healthcare facilities are meeting state-of-the-art quality and safety standards and healthcare professionals are applying best practice solutions and evaluating competencies expected in the care of older adult patients.

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  • Caregiver Tools

    NICHE recognizes that patients, families and caregivers are key members of the healthcare team. NICHE offers a variety of valuable tools to help family caregivers cope and understand the needs of their hospitalized loved ones.

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  • Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) eBooks

    The Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) eBooks provide clinicians with information about caring for older adults in interprofessional teams. These eBooks equate with online modules that were adapted from the NYU3T: Teaching, Technology, and Teamwork curriculum funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Content was also based on the NYU, John A. Hartford Foundation, supported Geriatrics Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT) Program. The IPEP eBook development was supported by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D09HP25934 and title Advanced Nursing Education.

    Six eBooks in total focus on various aspects of interprofessional education, including content from the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice sponsored by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC).

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  • Portfolio Catalog

    The NICHE Portfolio Series details each of the tools in the extensive collection of NICHE resources and curricula. Sections consist of an overview, features and benefits, application, topics or supporting resources, and real world elder care solutions implemented by NICHE hospitals and other healthcare organizations. All NICHE resources are designed to help nurses and other healthcare professionals achieve, evaluate, and sustain the NICHE program at their facilities.

  • Health and Wellness
    Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO). Resources in Health and Wellness category cover a wide range of important topics such as vaccinations, patient safety, and making end-of life decisions.

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