Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystems Elders (NICHE), one of the original geriatric care models, enhances the overall quality and safety of nursing care provided to older adults in hospital and post-acute care settings. NICHE is a relatively low-cost, high-impact investment in the nursing workforce to improve performance on the nurse-sensitive quality indicators including falls, pressure injuries, medication safety, urinary incontinence, restraint reduction, delirium identification and management, reducing preventable readmissions, among others. NICHE also serves as a foundation to enhance nursing care to achieve national accreditation standards for a number of geriatric and nursing quality programs.
- Leadership development
- Nurse-sensitive quality measures
- Practice models
- Professional nursing practice
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