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Proactive Geriatric Care Unit (PGCU)
Elizabeth Murphy


Five beds on the 5E/5W Medicine Ward will be dedicated to a “Proactive Geriatric Care Unit (PGCU).” Patients on this PGCU will receive aggressive Geriatric-focused care from the start of their admission designed to reduce hospitalization complications common to Geriatric patients: functional decline, deconditioning, pressure ulcers, falls, delirium, incontinence. The goal will also be to reduce length of stay and improve patient satisfaction. The nurses, physicians and other staff caring for these patients will undergo additional Geriatrics training and a Geriatric-centered order set, pathway and activity cart will be created.