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A Nurse-Driven Community Education Program For Older Adults

American Nurse Today—January 1, 2017

Jack Davis, MSN, RN, ONC, manager of patient education and research at HSS; and Patricia Quinlan, PhD, MPA, RN, CPHQ, assistant vice president for Nursing Excellence at HSS, co-wrote a bylined piece in American Nurse Today about how they developed and evaluated a nurse-driven community education program for older adults.

In 2012, HSS nurses launched this program after an internal nursing research study. Then, they formed the Nursing Community Education Committee (NCEC) who partnered with graduate nursing students. After the program was implemented and saw success, outreach expanded to additional senior living centers.

A quasi-experimental study design compared participant knowledge, confidence and skills before and after workshops. At study completion, 93% of seniors reported they were adhering to their medication regimens and 54% said they were using a medication list.

Read the full article here. This article appeared on page 48 in the January 2017 issue of American Nurse Today.


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