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By Michael L. Malone, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Robert M. Palmer

Acute take care of Elders (ACE) is a version of care designed to enhance practical results and to enhance the approaches for the care of older sufferers. This version contains: an atmosphere of care designed to advertise more advantageous functionality for older sufferers; an interdisciplinary staff that works jointly to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older sufferers; nursing care plans for prevention of incapacity; early making plans to assist organize the sufferer to come domestic and a overview of remedy to avoid iatrogenic illness.

Acute take care of Elders: A version for Interdisciplinary Care is a vital new source aimed toward helping services in constructing and maintaining an ACE application. The interdisciplinary technique presents an creation to the major vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the teachings discovered from the intense deal with Elders version. Expertly written chapters describe severe facets of ACE: the interdisciplinary method and the point of interest on functionality. the elemental rules of ACE defined during this publication will additional help medical institution leaders to enhance, enforce, maintain and disseminate the extreme take care of Elders version of care. Acute deal with Elders: A version for Interdisciplinary Care is of serious worth to geriatricians, hospitalists, enhance perform nurses, social employees and all others who supply top of the range care to older patients.

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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. Complexity of care, number of providers and medications taken per patient continue to rise. Models of care have undergone a virtual revolution to meet the needs of the increasingly complicated patient.

Cleveland et al. The Role of the APN For the geriatric interdisciplinary team, there are key disciplines that facilitate team development and provide ongoing leadership. These individuals may be the geriatrician and the geriatric APN such as the Clinical Nurse Specialist or the Nurse Practitioner. 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.

Outcomes of HAD HAD is a feared hazard of hospitalization for good reasons. Having a new disability at hospital discharge is a risk factor for many deleterious outcomes including sustained disability, nursing home placement, and mortality. In addition, the costs associated with HAD are significant for both patients and their families and for society. Long-Term and Sustained Disability Of patients who developed HAD in the HARP study, 41 % suffered further disability in the 3 months after discharge and only 10 % improved.

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