Completed Projects

Geriatric Education & Training (GET) Program for Acute Care Nursing.

Even though older adults are increasingly the main population accessing hospital service most nurses have not received sufficient formal education and training specific to this population. The purpose of this study was to develop, implement and evaluate the Geriatric Education and Training (GET) Program for Acute Care Nursing and then share the GET Program with hospitals across BC.

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Helping Elderly Adults in Rural and Remote Areas Stay @ Home.

The aim of this study is to better understand the needs of older adult patients and caregivers during the first year after a TAVI procedure. We are also interested specifically in understanding the experiences of patients who live further away from these specialist heart centres compared to those who live close by.

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Study.

The TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) is an minimally invasive intervention for older adults with severe aortic stenosis who are not a good fit for open heart surgery. In this study we examine the medical, functional, and social needs of older adults who live in the community, and who are undergoing the TAVI procedure in Vancouver.

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