Developing a stroke unit using the acute care for elders intervention and model of care

Title

Developing a stroke unit using the acute care for elders intervention and model of care

Creator

Allen K R; Hazelett S E; Palmer R; Jarjoura D G; Wickstrom G C; Weinhardt J A; Lada R; Holder C M; Counsell S R

Publisher

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Date

2003
2003-11

Description

The Acute Care for Elders (ACE) model of care is a multicomponent intervention that improves outcomes for older patients hospitalized for acute medical illnesses. Likewise, stroke units improve outcomes for patients with acute stroke, yet the descriptions of their structure and approach to stroke management are heterogeneous. The purpose of this article is to describe how implementing the ACE model of care, using a continuous quality-improvement process, can serve as a foundation for a successful stroke unit aimed at improving stroke care. The ACE intervention (a prepared environment, interdisciplinary team management, patient-centered nursing care plans, early discharge planning, and review of medical care) was amplified in a community teaching hospital for stroke-specific care by creating a stroke interdisciplinary team, evidence-based stroke orders and protocols, and a redesigned environment. Administrative data show that the ACE model can be successfully adapted to create a disease-specific program for stroke patients, having the potential to improve the process of care and clinical stroke outcomes.

Subject

ace; aged; functional outcomes; Geriatrics & Gerontology; hospital care; hospitalization; inter-disciplinary team; ischemic stroke; management; medical unit; older patients; randomized trial; risk-factors; stroke; stroke unit

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

1660-1667

Issue

11

Volume

51

Citation

Allen K R; Hazelett S E; Palmer R; Jarjoura D G; Wickstrom G C; Weinhardt J A; Lada R; Holder C M; Counsell S R, “Developing a stroke unit using the acute care for elders intervention and model of care,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 22, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8475.

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