NICHE's collaborative nurse-driven approach to senior care draws on
the unified expertise of an elderly
patient's entire team of caregivers.
Using NICHE guidelines, nurses, physicians, pharmacists,
social workers, dietary staff and others work together to provide
the most coordinated, effective care possible.
NICHE develops expertise among clinicians by offering specialized
geriatrics education in topics critical to the care of seniors, including normal
changes of aging, pharmacology, nutrition, and cognition.
At Inova Fairfax Hospital, more
than 15 registered
nurses received NICHE preparation for geriatrics
certification and went
on to become certified in gerontologic nursing.
NICHE originated in 1992 at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric
Nursing at New York University College of Nursing and has become
internationally recognized for successfully improving care of seniors in the
hospital. Learn more about NICHE
For more information about NICHE, contact Deirdre Carolan,
CRNP, PhD, at 703-776-3789.