An interdisciplinary approach to implementing the age-friendly health system 4ms in an ambulatory clinical pathway with a focus on medication safety

Amanda Guth, Joshua Chou, S. Orion Courtin, George Hennawi, Nicole Brandt

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Abstract

MedStar's Center for Successful Aging (CSA) participated in the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative led by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. This initiative focuses on bringing the 4Ms framework-What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility- to caring for older adults. A quality improvement project was conducted at the CSA to integrate the 4Ms framework into the CSA ambulatory clinical pathway. Our interventions found upward trends in patients receiving 4Ms care during their new patient visits. Positive preliminary feedback was also obtained from providers following the incorporation of the 4Ms framework in the high-risk rounds discussion. A focus on high-risk medications and deprescribing illustrated positive clinical outcomes. This ongoing interprofessional collaboration illustrates the importance of person-centered care and quality improvement to achieve Age-Friendly Health Systems status within an ambulatory practice. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 46(10), 7-11.].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of gerontological nursing
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Gerontology

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