What interventions do nurses use in long-term care?
NLM Title Abbreviation
Director (Cincinnati, Ohio)
This study validated that the Nursing Interventions Classification is appropriate for use in long term care. It is comprehensive and supports the interventions nurses need and use in long term care practice. There is a need for additional research to determine its usefulness in other settings and with other patient populations, as well as studies based on practice versus respondent's opinion. For the elderly clients alone, there are many settings in which to verify use of NIC; including residential, assisted living, independent living, intermediate care units, skilled care units, low-stimulus units, hospice, adult day care and the emerging specialty units. An important next step will be to note the similarities and differences of interventions used across these settings to discern practice setting needs.
Adult, Aged, Geriatric Nursing/methods, Humans, Long-Term Care/methods, Middle Aged
Published Article/Book Citation
Director (Cincinnati, Ohio), 5:3 (1997) pp.108-111.