Improving quality of care in nursing facilities. Gerontological clinical nurse specialist as research nurse consultant

TitleImproving quality of care in nursing facilities. Gerontological clinical nurse specialist as research nurse consultant
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsPopejoy L.L, Rantz M.J, Conn V., Wipke-Tevis D., Grando V.T, Porter R.
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Volume26
Issue4
Pagination6-13
Date PublishedApr
Accession Number11272968
Keywords*Geriatric Nursing/og [Organization & Administration], *Nurse Clinicians/og [Organization & Administration], *Nursing Homes/st [Standards], *Quality Indicators, Health Care, *Total Quality Management/og [Organization & Administration], Aged, Human, Job Description, Missouri, Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)/og [Organization & Administration], Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Abstract

It is becoming increasingly common for nursing facilities to use Quality Indicators (QI) derived from Minimum Data Set (MDS) data for quality improvement initiatives within their facilities. It is not known how much support facilities need to effectively review QI reports, investigate problems areas, and implement practice changes to improve care. In Missouri, the University of Missouri-Columbia MDS and Nursing Home Quality Research Team has undertaken a Quality Improvement Intervention Study using a gerontological clinical nurse specialist (GCNS) to support quality improvement activities in nursing homes. Nursing facilities have responded positively to the availability of a GCNS to assist them in improving nursing facility care quality.

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