Try This: ® Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults Series
The goal of the Try This: Series of Asssessment tools is to provide knowledge of best practices in care of older adults that is:
- easily accessible
- easily understood
- easily implemented, and
- to encourage the use of these best practices by all direct care nurses
The content is directed to orient and encourage all nurses to understand the special needs of older adults and utilize the highest standards of practice in caring for the elderly.
Each Try This issue is a 2-page document with a description of why the topic is important when caring for older patients on the first page, and an assessment tool that can be administered in 20 minutes or less on the second page. The series is accessible here online and also as hard copy. Try This instruments are designed to be used as screening tools, not for diagnosis.