Improving the healthcare of older adults has never been more important. Increased numbers of aging Americans with multiple chronic conditions make the use of evidence-based nursing care critical for the provision of cost effective, quality care.
Managing fall risk is a key focus when providing person-centered care for the older adult in nursing homes as well as for older hospital patients. Staff must utilize evidence-based practice in order to be successful in falls management and during the elimination of physical restraints.
Jo Taylor has 25 years experience teaching staff to improve care quality. Her research experience at Vanderbilt and Emory Universities in falls management, her role in statewide QIO restraint reduction collaboratives and her work in curriculum development for the NICHE Program (Nurses Improving Care of Healthsystem Elders) at New York University School of Nursing provide her with expert skills in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs designed to improve the management of falls in older adults.
Jo Taylor provides... professional consulting services and educational programs to nursing homes, multi-nursing home corporations, healthcare associations, and state Quality Improvement Organizations in the management of falls and restraint elimination.
Jo Taylor shares... her experience and educational materials.
Check out Resources on the top menu for free educational resources as well as links to additional educational materials and resources related to falls management and restraint elimination.
Jo A Taylor