Operational Tools

  • Solutions Series

    The Solutions Series is designed to provide the NICHE community and other interested audiences with the latest success stories related to the care of older adults. The stories are based on the successful application of best practice solutions related to NICHE Clinical Improvement Models and other NICHE resources. For a complete list of the Solutions Series click ‘See More’ below.

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  • Hospitals Report

    The NICHE Hospitals Reports are published to identify the positive outcomes and innovative initiatives experienced at NICHE designated facilities in their care of older adult patients. The initial report in the series provides a summary of outcomes and initiatives from all care categories and healthcare settings. Subsequent reports focus more in-depth on specific categories and settings. Linked references are provided for fuller accounts of the positive outcomes and initiatives.

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  • Joint Commission Crosswalk (Free)

    Entitled “A Crosswalk,” this tool details how NICHE Standards and Resources comply with the Joint Commission Standards in terms of care of the older adult hospitalized patient. Compliance with the Joint Commission Standards assures hospitals and other health care facilities are meeting performance standards and providing safe and effective care.

  • Hartford Institute Hospital Competencies

    Guidance in evaluating competency in the care of older adult patients is critical to raising the bar for geriatrics. The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) has developed a core set of hospital nursing competencies expected of nurses that care for older adults. The competencies cover topics such as communication, physiological and psychological age changes, pain, skin integrity, functional status, restraints, elder abuse, and discharge planning.
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