Links with ** are good links for preparation for the Canadian Nurses’ Association Gerontology Exam.
Indiana University Center for Aging Research – Protocols and caregiver handouts from a research study to manage behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Care Transitions – Dissemination site for a successful research trial to improve the process of transitioning an older adult from hospital to the next site of care. Includes manuals and research evidence.
Clinical Microsystems – Information and downloadable handbooks on designing better care systems in primary and specialty care.
** Consult GeriRN – Website from the Hartford Geriatric Nurse Initiative. Includes videos, stat consultations on patient problems, links to guidelines and a comprehensive list of resources.
** Vancouver Coastal Health – Excellent presentation of the patient/family experience of dementia. Also contains information on dementia for professionals.
Epocrates drug database – Contains information on 3300 medications.
Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders (GRACE) – Information about a program to improve care for the elderly in primary
Guided Care – Links to a research project to improve primary care for complex older adults by placing gerontological nurses in physician offices.
** Hartford Geriatric Nursing Initiative – Excellent source of information for nurses. Home of the “Try This!” series and the Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) project.
Health Evidence Canada – Catalog of evidence based systematic reviews and meta-analyses, including a category on seniors health.
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) – Good resources for professionals and caregivers focusing on delirium prevention. Developed by Dr. Sharon Inouye.
Impact Depression Care – Evidence-based program for improving care for depression in the elderly.
Improving Chronic Care – Resource on system design. Includes bibliographies, online manual and downloadable
Institute for Healthcare Improvement – US-based international organization to improve healthcare in all settings. Many documents and improvement stories plus presentations from conferences are available here.
Iowa Geriatric Education Center – Info-Connect pamphlets provide succinct, practical information for long-term care providers on key clinical topics
J. W. Crane Memorial Library – Info-connect includes practical information for nurses. You can also subscribe
to an update by sending an email. Excellent email compiling best of the week on the web.
Montreal Cognitive Assessment – Information, instructions and downloadable form for the MoCA, a tool to
detect mild cognitive impairment.
Lippincott Nursing Center: Professional Development for Nurses
Pain Action – Website with information on pain medications.
RN Association of Ontario Best Practice Guidelines – Extensive list of guidelines organized by topic.
** UBC Care for Elders – An Interactive website with a module on assessing and treating delirium in older adults.
University of Iowa College of Nursing – Location of best practice guidelines for nurses who provide care for older persons