Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program at OHSU Hospital
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this investigation is to assess the effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary Acute Care for Elders (ACE) program dedicated to the care of patients age 70 and older admitted to Oregon Health & Science University's hospital medicine service. The ACE program will aim to improve the quality of care of older patients in the investigators hospital by implementing focused interventions and recommendations specific to geriatric needs and syndromes, including: reduced fall rate, decreased incidence and duration of delirium, early recognition and treatment of impaired mobility and function, careful minimization of medication use, prevention of unnecessary catheter and restraint use, decreased hospital readmission rates, improved transitional care following hospital discharge, and high levels of patient and referring physician satisfaction. Additionally, the ACE program aims to improve resident and student competence in treating geriatric syndromes, and to improve staff and learner satisfaction with caring for older adults. ACE programs have been well studied at other institutions, so the investigators will be implementing a program that is already standard of care, and studying the elements that are unique to OHSU.
This will be a quality improvement project. Study participants will be a convenience sample of OHSU faculty, staff, residents and students who are employed by or on rotation with General Medicine Team 1 of the Medicine Teaching Service. Faculty, staff, and learners (ACE team members) will receive the ACE training. Study personnel will conduct prospective and retrospective chart review of patients admitted to the ACE service to determine outcomes as noted above.
|Delirium Age-Related Cognitive Decline Frail Elderly Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions||Other: Acute Care of Elders focused geriatric care|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program at OHSU Hospital|
- Number of geriatric patients with adverse events [ Time Frame: During hospitalization, an expected average of 6 days ]Incidence and duration of delirium (source: hospital problem list); incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (source: nursing documentation, problem list); number of prescriptions for Beers List medications during hospitalization and upon discharge (source: MAR)
- Resident confidence in treating geriatric syndromes [ Time Frame: After 3 week rotation on the Acute Care for Elders service ]As measured by the Post-ACE Survey resident questionnaire, which includes 17 metrics of confidence (e.g. management of pain, identification of fall risk factors, delivering bad news, discussion of hospice care, performing a complete skin exam, documenting advanced directives, managing insomnia, performing bedside cognitive assessments.)
|Study Start Date:||January 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: ACE Service
Admission to the Acute Care for Elders (General Medicine Team 1) service. (See Intervention, below)
Other: Acute Care of Elders focused geriatric care
Patients admitted to the ACE Service will receive standard care as well as additional use of geriatric-specific order sets and protocols and oversight of care by a geriatric-trained Advanced Practice Provider (APP).
No Intervention: Standard care (other General Medicine teams)
Admission to one of the 4 non-ACE general medicine teaching teams at OHSU.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02119078
|Contact: Juliana M Bernstein, MPAS, PA-Cemail@example.com|
|United States, Oregon|
|Oregon Health & Science University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239|
|Contact: Juliana M Bernstein, MPAS, PA-C 503-494-1088 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Juliana M Bernstein, MPAS, PA-C|
|Principal Investigator:||Juliana M Bernstein, MPAS, PA-C||Oregon Health and Science University|