Geropsychiatric Nursing Resources
Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
(pdf) - October 2013: CMS is tracking the progress of the Partnership by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure of the Partnership is a the percent of long-stay nursing home residents who are receiving an antipsychotic medication, excluding those residents diagnosed with schizophrenia, Huntington's Disease or Tourette’s Syndrome.
Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative
Video: Discover Mental Health - The Forgotten Piece in Elder Care
A 9.5 minute video that shares the expertise of key geropsychiatric nursing leaders - including 2010 APNA Nurse of the Year Kathleen Buckwalter PhD, RN, FAAN - providing inspiration to nursing students as they incorporate mental health care of older adults in their nursing careers.
This video can be used as a standalone resource or segments can easily be excerpted for specific uses.
Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements
The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative, in collaboration with key stakeholders, has developed the following resources to draw attention to the special needs of older adults with mental health concerns and psychiatric/substance misuse disorders.
- Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements
These enhancements are not intended to stand alone, but rather to enhance existing or to-be-developed competencies by relevant professional nursing organizations.
- Key Concepts
These key concepts are foundational to the geropsych nursing competency enhancements.
- Definition of Geropsychiatric Nursing
This definition serves to guide future discussions about preparing nurses to care for older adults with mental health concerns.
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