It took 10 years of petitioning, but by 1886, the Board of Lady Visitors of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania had successfully opened the Training School for Nurses, where women could come to learn the science of nursing. That kind of perseverance and tenacity proved prescient: The advancement of nursing education since then has required leaders with vast amounts of energy, foresight and resolve.
As many as a quarter of all older adults discharged from an acute hospitalization will return within thirty days. Readmissions like these result in increased healthcare costs, functional decline and greater need for skilled nursing when transitioning back to community settings. Older black patients bear a disproportionate risk of readmissions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The 2016-2017 academic year is under way and great things are happening here in the School of Nursing. I hope this letter reaches each of you in your path to advance health through nursing and that you will take an opportunity to connect with us for mutually enriching networking and programming this year.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model, sometimes referred to as server-based computing.
More than 15 million family members and other unpaid caregivers provide care to persons living with dementia in the United States. Yet the current healthcare environment and reimbursement models emphasize obligations toward individual patients, preventing clinicians from reaching out to these caregivers to assess their needs and provide care.