Title

How to disseminate the ACE model of care beyond one unit

Abstract

Acute Care for Elders (ACE) programs can be effective in the management of frail older adults during hospitalization, and there is great interest in disseminating the ACE model of care beyond a single unit setting. This chapter provides an overview of the processes and outcomes on disseminating the ACE model beyond one unit. Specifi cally the chapter outlines the resources needed (equipment and staffi ng) and the innovations that support the dissemination (ACE Tracker tool; ACE cards; e-Geriatrician; ACE advisory teams; communication strategies).

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Chapter/Book Details

In: Malone ML, Capezuti EA, Palmer RM, eds. Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care. New York, NY: Humana Press; 2014:117.