Collaboration as a Passport to Older Adult Safety – August CARE Connections

Transitions between healthcare providers and care settings bring increased risk of complications and accidents for older patients. Nurses and engineers are collaborating on a patient safety passport to improve communication and coordination during care transitions.

Learn more in the August issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

“There are so many different players,” says Werner. “I see the engineering perspective as what holds it all together. I think more about systems and how they’re interacting. Nurses connect that to what it’s really going to look like in the real world.”

This month’s CARE Connections also includes a profile of CARE Affiliate Sarah Kruger, DNP, RN, information on upcoming Workshops Expanding Caregiver Awareness and Resources across Wisconsin, and news and other upcoming events relevant to older adult health.

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Student leadership opportunities! Are you a first-year undergraduate Nursing student or a graduate student in either our DNP or PhD programs? CARE is accepting applications for two open student seats on our advisory committee until September 12.

This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 08/28/2019.