The goals of the NICHE program is the nurses maximize the care that they provide to the elderly patients, explains Janet Maloney, DNP, Assistant Vice President of Nursing Administration with Baptist Hospital.
They assist for pain, urinary attention, risks of fall or other problems. Janet Maloney, DNP, Assistant Vice President of Nursing Administration with Baptist Hospital, explains what is required to obtain a NICHE certification.
Certification is divided into four categories: peer consultant, quality change, educator and clinician; she describes.
Lisette Hurtado, RN, Patient Care Nurse Manager with Baptist Hospital of Miami, advises involving patients and their families into the care plan and educating them. Patients live longer nowadays due to medical treatment and technology. They’re experiencing chronic conditions such as sepsis and pneumonia. This is a big challenge for the population, says Janet Maloney, DNP, Assistant Vice President of Nursing Administration with Baptist Hospital.
Sandra Amador, ARNP, Medical Surgical Nurse with Baptist Hospital of Miami, states older patients usually have conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections that require an acute care.