Better Integration of Home Health Aides Into the Health Care Team Improves Patient Functionality
A team-building program at the largest home care agency in the country integrated home health aides into the health care team and resulted in enhanced functional status for patients, including being better able to move independently from a bed to a wheelchair or chair and better able to walk without support.
Hospital-Based Postpartum Support Group Reduces Depression and Increases Life Satisfaction
A 10-week, hospital-based support group offers information, education, and support to women suffering from postpartum depression, leading to reduced incidence of depression and increased life satisfaction.
Hospital-Based Program Educates and Arranges Community-Based Support for Young Victims of Violence, Leading to Fewer Repeat Episodes
A hospital-based program for young victims of penetrating trauma identifies those at risk of future violence, educates them about the need to change behaviors to reduce those risks, and connects them to community-based organizations that can help them in doing so, leading to fewer repeat episodes.
Nurse Practitioner–Led Transitional Care Program Does Not Reduce Readmissions During Period Between Discharge and Followup Appointment
A nurse practitioner–led service to bridge the gap in care for recently discharged patients awaiting a followup appointment did not reduce the rate of unplanned readmissions.
Nurse-Led Visits and Care Coordination Promote Self-Care and Improve the Health of Diabetic Adults With Severe Mental Illness
Psychiatric nurses work intensively with diabetic adults with severe mental illness over a 16-visit intervention to empower them to manage their diabetes more effectively.
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