Nursing Assessment Tools

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This is a great idea to assist the elderly when discharged from the hospital. As you mentioned the inability to carry out ADLs can have a significant impact on an individual's survival rate; therefore, early identification and intervention could certainly reduce negative outcomes. From a nursing informatics perspective, a screening tool could be created to identify those patients at risk before they are discharged from the hospital and if the patient scored low then perhaps they would "qualify" be enrolled in such a program. There are several "Activities of Daily Living" assessment tools (Lawton & Brody, 1969) which could be adapted to screen patients. According to Mastrian & McGonigle ( 2015), "patient safety is an important and ubiquitous
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