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What's New | August 18, 2008

Improving the Care of Elderly in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Other Settings
The innovations describe programs aimed at reducing conditions such as delirium and pressure ulcers experienced by the elderly in hospitals and nursing homes. The QualityTools describe best practices and quality improvement methods to care for the elderly.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Forming a Community-Based Network: A Handbook
Developed by Elderberry Institute

 Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults
Developed by Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University's College of Nursing

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 Develop Your "Hospital At Home" Program
Developed by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 Standardized Color-Coded Patient Wristbands
Developed by Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority; The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania