By Michael L. Malone, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Robert M. Palmer
Acute deal with Elders (ACE) is a version of care designed to enhance practical results and to enhance the procedures for the care of older sufferers. This version contains: an atmosphere of care designed to advertise better functionality for older sufferers; an interdisciplinary group that works jointly to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older sufferers; nursing care plans for prevention of incapacity; early making plans to assist arrange the sufferer to come domestic and a evaluate of remedy to avoid iatrogenic illness.
Acute take care of Elders: A version for Interdisciplinary Care is a vital new source aimed toward helping companies in constructing and maintaining an ACE software. The interdisciplinary process presents an advent to the foremost vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the teachings realized from the extreme take care of Elders version. Expertly written chapters describe severe elements of ACE: the interdisciplinary technique and the focal point on functionality. the basic ideas of ACE defined during this e-book will extra support clinic leaders to improve, enforce, maintain and disseminate the extreme take care of Elders version of care. Acute take care of Elders: A version for Interdisciplinary Care is of significant price to geriatricians, hospitalists, enhance perform nurses, social staff and all others who offer prime quality care to older patients.
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As an example, the geriatrician provides medical leadership and guidance in geriatric care. The geriatrician also serves as a liaison with attending physicians and as a role model for nurse–physician collaboration. The APN assumes responsibility for developing and improving the quality of geriatric nursing practice through provision of direct patient care, consultation, education, and research. The APN works collaboratively with the geriatrician in the facilitation of interdisciplinary team development and in the day-to- day functioning of the team.
Keywords Interdisciplinary team • Patient care teams • Models of care • Advanced practice nurse • Communication • Acute Care for Elders • Outcomes assessment • Process assessment M. D. (*) • A. S. Post Acute and Senior Services, Summa Health System, 75 Arch Street, Ste. org C. C. org A. D. L. Malone et al. 1007/978-1-4939-1025-0_2, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 9 10 M. Cleveland et al. Abbreviations ACE APN Acute Care for Elders Advanced practice nurse The Team Approach to Interdisciplinary Care Overview Americans are living longer and accumulating more health care burden.
These teams included many disciplines beyond the typical physician, nurse, and social worker . Geriatric medicine, with the support of professional associations such as the American Geriatrics Society and funding sources such as the John A. Hartford Foundation, has continued to support and refine the use of trained interdisciplinary teams since the 1990s. As this training has progressed a true interdisciplinary team model has emerged that is transferable to any branch of medicine. Interdisciplinary Team Process and Behaviors The mark of a well-functioning interdisciplinary team is that it becomes more than individual disciplines and members; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts .
Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care by Michael L. Malone, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Robert M. Palmer